Eucharist
Part 1 Introduction

Chapter 17 Bibliography

Authored by Thomas Richstatter

Presentations I Have Given

Internet Sites

Church Documents

Recommended Books

Books and Articles

Videos

This bibliography is limited to materials related to the Eucharist.  Chapter d17 Bibliography lists general materials:  general web links to theology and liturgy, books and articles on sacraments and liturgical theology, Spanish language materials, a list of liturgical periodicals, and suggestions for your personal liturgical library. 

Publications on the Eucharist
Authored by Thomas Richstatter

1. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. Liturgical Law Today: New Style, New Spirit. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1977.

2. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "General Intercessions," New Catholic Encyclopedia. vol 17, 1978. p 241.

3. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Liturgical Experimentation," New Catholic Encyclopedia. vol 17, 1978. p 357.

4. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Liturgical Laws, Authority of," New Catholic Encyclopedia. vol 17, 1978. p 358.

5. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Liturgical Rites," New Catholic Encyclopedia. vol 17, 1978. pp 364-365.

6. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Liturgy (Structural Elements)," New Catholic Encyclopedia. vol 17, 1978. pp 371-372.

7. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Rubrics," New Catholic Encyclopedia. vol 17, 1978. p 589.

8. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Silence in Worship," New Catholic Encyclopedia. vol 17, 1978. p 610.

9. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Solemn Blessing and Prayer over the People," New Catholic Encyclopedia. volume 17, 1978. p 620.

10. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. Today's Liturgy: New Style, New Spirit. Five, sixty minute audio cassettes. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1978.

11. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Changing Styles of Liturgical law." The Jurist. 38:3/4 (Summer/Fall 1978) 415-425. Reprinted in Liturgy 70 10:8 (November 1979) 2-6. Reprinted in Liturgy, 10:8 (November 1979), pp 2-6.

12. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Parish Liturgy: Questions I'd Like to Ask," Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1979. Order number UPD 119.

14. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Your Parish Church: How Should It Look Today?" Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, November 1980.

15. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Why Lay Ministers at Sunday Mass?" Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, January 1981. Order number UPD 011.

16. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. The Sacraments: The Church at Prayer. Ten, thirty minute audio cassettes. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1981.

17. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. The Sacraments: The Church at Prayer. Ten, twenty-eight minute teacher training programs on video cassette. Archdiocese of Cincinnati Cable TV Communications Office, 1981.

19. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "How to Participate More Actively in the Mass." Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, August 1982.

21. The Challenge of Change: The Visual Dimension of Worship. I collaborated in the in writing of this twenty-three minute film and appeared in it. Pretty Pictures, Inc. Ontario: Maison Bouvrier. September 1983. 16mm, 3/4" video, ½ Beta or VHS formats.

22. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Changes in the Mass." Modern Liturgy 10:8 (November 1983) 4-5.

25. Canon Law Society of America. The Code of Canon Law: A Text and Commentary. New York: Paulist Press. 1985. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Sacred Places and Times," Commentary on canons 1205-1253.

27. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Rituals: Alternative Futures for the Eucharist," in Alternative Futures for Worship, Volume 3: Eucharist, pp 117-155. (Bernard J. Lee, Editor), Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1987.

34. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Valid and Lawful? Fully Effective!" Pastoral Music, April-May 1989, pp 19-20.

35. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "A Walk Through the Mass: Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, August, 1989. CU 0889.
Text available at: http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/CU/ac0889.asp

37. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Introducing the Mass: What do our actions at Sunday worship really mean?" Catholic Digest, December 1989, pp 85-90. [Condensed from Catholic Update.]

40. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Ministry School, Liturgy In," pp 837-842, in The New Dictionary of Sacramental Worship, (Peter E. Fink, S.J., Editor), Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, A Michael Glazier Book, 1990. ISBN 0-8146-5788-5. $69.50.

41. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "A Tour of a Catholic Church," Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, March 1991. C0391.

42. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Liturgy: Why I Go to Church," Faith Notes, St. Meinrad: Abbey Press, 1991.

43. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Lay Ministry: Not Just for a Chosen Few," Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, August, 1991. CU 0891. [May 11, 1992, National Catholic Press Association, Best article originating in a magazine, second place award.]

47. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "The Sacrament of the Eucharist: What Has Happened to My Devotion?" Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, September, 1992. CU 0992. [Reprinted in The St. Augustine Catholic, Volume IX, number 5, April/May 2000.]

48. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "What the Eucharist Means--Still" Catholic Digest, December 1992 pp 32-37.

50. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Sacraments: It All Starts with Jesus," Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, August, 1993. C0893.
Text available at: http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/CU/ac0893.asp

51. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Sacraments, Jesus is the Starting Point," St. Anthony Messenger, 101:3 (August, 1993) pp 23-27.

52. Thomas Richstatter, "Liturgy and Life: Ten Things I Learned About The Mass," Catechist, 27:3 (November/December 1993), pp 42-47.

53. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Who Will Be Saved? A Catholic View of Salvation" Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, April, 1994. C0494.
Text available at: http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/CU/ac0494.asp

54. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Inside a Catholic Church: What's There and Why?" Youth Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, October, 1994. Y1094. 

58. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "The Dialogue between Liturgy and Catechesis," Assembly, 21:1 (March 1995) pp 664-665.

63. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. The Sacraments: How Catholics Pray. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, June, 1995.

65. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. Teaching segment and theological consultant for Eucharist: Celebrating Christ Present, Catholic Update Video, St. Anthony Messenger Press, July, 1995. Order # 2020.

68. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "The Lectionary and the Liturgical Year: How Catholics Read Scripture," Scripture from Scratch, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, July, 1995.  Text available at http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/SFS/an0795.asp

74. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Spirituality of the Seasons: Awaiting a Gentle God," St. Anthony Messenger, 103:7 (December, 1995) p 56.

76. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. Teaching segment and theological consultant for Understanding the Sacraments, Catholic Update Video, St. Anthony Messenger Press, January, 1996.

77. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. Teaching segment and theological consultant for First Communion: Taking Your Place at the Table, Catholic Update Video, St. Anthony Messenger Press, January, 1996.

83. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. Liturgy and Worship: Faith and Witness, A Course on Catholic Living. New York: William H. Sadlier, Inc, 1997. 

This catechetical text has received not only the nihil obstat and imprimatur but also "The Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has found this catechetical text to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church."

84. Thomas Richstatter, "Wind, Fire, Spirit: Spirit and Liturgy," Catechist, (31:3) November / December 1997, pp. 46-50.

89. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. Teaching segment and theological consultant for "A Walk through the Mass", Catholic Update Video, St. Anthony Messenger Press, September 1998. V2060.

94. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Mass and Communion Service: What's the Difference?" Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, September 1999, C0999.
Text available at: http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/CU/ac0999.asp

[This article was awarded a "First Place" among the Journalism Awards of the Catholic Press Association, 2000, for "Best Article in a General Interest Newsletter."]

96. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Eucharist: Sign and Source of Christian Unity" Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, May 2000. C0500
Text available at: http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/CU/ac0500.asp

98. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Eucharist: What Matters About the Mass" Catholic Digest, Vol 64 No 9 (July 2000), pp 26-31. (Reprinted in the Large Print Edition, Summer 2000, pp 6-14.)

99. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "How to Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation Today," Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, August 2000. C0800
Text available at: http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/CU/ac0800.asp

100. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Sacraments of Initiation, Sacraments of Invitation" Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, March 2001. C0301
Text available at: http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/CU/ac0301.asp

101. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Making Mass a Real Celebration:  Tips on Planning" Youth Update, Cincinnati:  St. Anthony Messenger Press, June, 2001.  Y0601.  Text available at http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/YU/ay0601.asp

105. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Why I Go to Mass," Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, August 2002. C0802

151. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. The Mass: A Guided Tour. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-86716-646-0. $12.95.

152. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Where Gratitude Becomes Mission" St. Anthony Messenger, 118:2 (July, 2010) pp 13-16.

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Presentations I Have Given

Four Treasures in the Attic   This is a presentation I've given to priest workshops and to leaders in many diocese and parishes. It concerns the four major changes in theology and liturgy brought about by the second Vatican council and how they have influenced change in the past thirty years.

Spirituality of the Sacraments   Workshop Power point presentation given at the oratory June 2004.

Sacraments: It All Starts with Jesus   Power Point presentation on the overview of the changes in sacramental theology brought about by the second Vatican council.

A Walk Through The Mass   The structure and elements and meaning of the Eucharist. Includes Catholic Update Video presentation. A talk I give frequently to RCIA groups.

Understanding the Eucharist Today: Ten Significant changes   A power point presentation originally given as the keynote address to the National Meeting of the Federation of the Diocese and Liturgical Commissions.

What to Teach Children about the Eucharist.   A power point presentation given to catechists in various parishes around the country.

Gathering: Structure and Elements of the Gathering Rite

Storytelling: Structure and Elements of the Liturgy of the Word

The Liturgical Year  Power point presentation given each year to the first year students at St. Meinrad school of theology.

Praying Our Greatest and Best Prayer   Power Point presentation on the structure and function of the Eucharistic prayer and how the prayer can be prayed more effectively both by presiders and parishioners.

Meal Sharing: Structure and Elements of the Communion Rite.

Music in Catholic Worship

Environment and Art in Catholic Worship    A PowerPoint presentation on the essentials of on the relationship between the liturgy and architecture summarizing the data in built with living stones and environment and art in Catholic worship.

Inculturation and the Liturgy   A study of the state of inculturation in the liturgy and the fifth general instruction  and segments from the DVD by Thomas Kane on the Dancing Church, inculturation in Africa and Penitential Processions in Seville.

Liturgical Law Today  Summary of my doctoral work on the history and function of liturgical law.

The Celebration of the Eucharist as the Context for Confirmation   Presentation to catechists at the National Meeting of the Federation of the Diocese and Liturgical Commissions.

The Sacrament of Holy Orders   The power point presentation given at the oratory June 2004.

The Religion of Islam: Threat or Blessing
 

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Internet Sites

Navigating the Roman Missal   http://www.officeofworship.catholicweb.com/

The USCCB has published materials to help prepare for the transition to the new Roman Missal at http://www.usccb.org/liturgy/missalformation/

FDLC page Eucharist Early History:  http://www.fdlc.org/Liturgy_Resources/DOCUMENTSHistorical.htm

An excellent bibliography on the Eucharist by Joseph Martos can be found at www.liguori.org/books/doorsbib.htm  Chapter VIII Eucharist.

An excellent bibliography on the Eucharist by Fr. William Harmless, S.J.  can be found at http://camellia.shc.edu/theology/TheologyEucharist.htm

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has formed a partnership with "1-800-Mass Times" to help publicize the hot line and Web site -- www.masstimes.org -- that lists eucharistic celebrations nationwide.  Nearly 22,500 Mass sites are on the database, the Associated Press said. The database lists Mass times by city and language, and indicates whether the site is accessible for people with disabilities.

Year of the Eucharist  Papal documents relating to the Year of the Eucharist can be found at a special page of the Vatican website

The Diocese of St. Petersburg has produced a video on the Eucharist  "Living Eucharist:  Gathered, Nourished, Sent  available at www.livingeucharist.org

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Church Documents

2003 April 17 (Holy Thursday) Pope John Paul II Litterae Encyclicae Ecclesia de Eucharistia.  Text is given in Latin and French in Notitiae 443-444 (July August 2003).    The text in English is available on the Vatican website at  http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_20030417_eccl-de-euch_en.html

The Australian edition of the GIRM has been approved and is available on http://www.acbc.catholic.org.au/documents/200707031933.pdf

Pius XII: Mystici Corporis Christi (1943)
Sacrosanctum Concilium
Paul VI: Mysterium Fidei (1965)  
Benedict XVI: Eucharist, Communion, Solidarity (2002)
John Paul II: Dominicae Cenae (1980)
John Paul II: Ecclesia de Eucharistia (2003) 
CDWDS: Redemptionis Sacramentum (2004)
Cardinal Mahoney: Gather Faithfully Together (1997) Centrality of Eucharist (2005)
WCC: Baptism, Eucharist, Ministry  

General Instruction of the Roman Missal, (Third typical Edition, 2002).  USCCB, Liturgy Document Series 2, USCCB publication 5-543.  ISBN 1-57455-543-X.  156 pp.  This book is also available online from the USCCB.

The National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) publishes a CD with the Roman Missal in large print.     www.ncpd.org/romanmissal
National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD)
415 Michigan Avenue, N.E., Suite 95
Washington, DC 20017-4501
202-529-2933; 202-529-2934 (tty); 202-529-4678 (fax);
www.ncpd.org   ncpd@ncpd.org

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Recommended Books

Edward J. Kilmartin, S.J.  The Eucharist in the West:  History and Theology.  Edited by Robert J. Daly, S.J.  Collegeville:  The Liturgical Press, A Pueblo Book.  1998.  ISBN 0-8146-6172-6.  422 pp.  In his posthumously published account of The Eucharist in the West, Edward Kilmartin asserts that “what can be described as the modern average Catholic theology of eucharistic sacrifice is, in general, a weak synthesis without a future.”  I heard Father Kilmartin deliver various chapters of this book at the international meetings of the Societas Liturgica and followed the editorial work of Father Daly through the meetings of the North American Academy of Liturgy after Kilmartin's death.  In both of these professional societies, the book was received with great enthusiasm. 

Robert J. Daly, S.J. Sacrifice Unveiled: The True Meaning of Christian Sacrifice, (New York: T&T Clark International, 2009) ISBN 978-0-567-03421-2 $32.04.

R. C. D. Jasper and G. J. Cuming. Prayers of the Eucharist: Early and Reformed. Third Revised Edition 1987. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press (A Pueblo Book), 1987. ISBN 0-916134-85-7. 314 pp.  I assigned this book so that we have some contact with original sources.  Too often we read secondary sources exclusively without touching the original texts. 

Jerome Kodell. The Eucharist in the New Testament. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press (A Michael Glazier Book), 1991.  ISBN 0-8146-5663-3. 132pp. $29.95.  I have used this book for the past two years in the face-to-face course for the deacons.  This book was recommended by Rev. Gerald Austin, O.P. who for many years was head of the liturgy/theology department at The Catholic University of America.  Last year's deacons gave it good marks.  The book is intended to help you understand the earliest layer of Eucharistic theology.  You can learn more about this book from Amazon.com and from The Liturgical Press

J.-M.-R. Tillard. Flesh of the Church, Flesh of Christ. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press (A Pueblo Book), 1992. ISBN 0-8146-6181-5. 135pp. $24.95.  A book from a different perspective than Kodell, Tillard was a scholarly French Dominican, highly respected in both Rome and Geneva.   I have assigned this book in past courses because it contains so many quotations from the early Christian writers, especially Augustine, John Chrysostom, and Cyril of Alexandria.  I feel that we need to be in contact with primary sources.  The book can help you understand (and be able to explain) Real Presence in the "pre-transubstantiation" period.  You can learn more about this book from Amazon.com and from The Liturgical Press.

David N. Power, The Eucharistic Mystery: Revitalizing the Tradition, New York: Crossroad Publishing Company, 1994. ISBN 0-8245-1426-2. $19.95  Rev. David Power O.M.I. is one of the most respected systematic / sacramental theologians in the Church today.  Now retired, for many years he was Ordinary Professor of Theology at The Catholic University of America.  This excellent book is out of print but used copies can be purchased from www.amazon.com.   

Books and Articles

The following two books are the required reading in the Eucharist course which is offered to the deacons here at St. Meinrad before their ordination to the priesthood: 

Enrico Mazza. The Celebration of the Eucharist: The Origin of the Rite and the Development of Its Interpretation. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1999. ISBN 0-8146-6170-X

Anscar Vonier, OSB. A Key to the Doctrine of the Eucharist. Bethesda, MD: Zaccheus Press, 2003.  ISBN 0-9725981-0-3

Thomas Fisch.  Primary Readings on the Eucharist.  Collegeville:  Liturgical Press, 2004.  Paper, 248 pp. $29.95  ISBN  0-8146-6187-4

Bradshaw, Paul editor. Essays on Early Eastern Eucharistic Prayers. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1997. ISBN 0-8146-6153-X. Paper. 240 pp. S29.95. This book provides an extended commentary on the texts of early eastern Eucharistic prayers that are published in R. C. D. Jasper and G. J. Cuming's Prayers of the Eucharist: Early and Reformed. Paul Bradshaw is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame.

Cabie, Robert. The Eucharist. New Edition 1986. (The Church at Prayer, Vol II. A. G. Martimort editor. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1986. ISBN 0-8146-1364-0. $14.95. (=Cabié) [This work lays out the history of the Eucharist in a systematic and readable way. The beginning of each section contains a bibliography which is helpful for further study od clarification. Br. William 11/11/92]

Corbon, Jean. The Wellspring of Worship. Paulist Press, 1988. ISBN 0-9091-2968-X New $12.95. 2003 out of print; available used for $40.00. Excellent on the role of the Trinity and the Holy Spirit in Liturgy. Used as a text at Mundelein Seminary.

Dix, Gregory. The Shape of the Liturgy. London: Dacre Press, 1970. [This classic text gives an in depth exposition of the liturgy.]

Johannes Emminghaus, The Eucharist: Essence, Form, Celebration, Collegeville:  Liturgical Press, 1997, $19.95, 0-8146-1036-6.  This text gives (among other useful information) a history of the Eucharist.    The book has been recommended by Fr. Kurt Stasiak OSB.  You can learn more about this book from Amazon.com and from The Liturgical Press.

Hay, Leo. Eucharist: A Thanksgiving Celebration. Volume 3-A of Message of the Sacraments. Michael Glazier, Inc., 1989. paper. ISBN 8-89453-280-4.

Jasper, R. C. D. and  Cuming, G. J.. Prayers of the Eucharist: Early and Reformed. Third Revised Edition 1987. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press (A Pueblo Book), 1987. ISBN 0-8146-6085-1. 314 pp. $19.95.

Johnson, Lawrence J. . The Mystery of Faith: A Study of the Structural Elements of the Order of Mass. Washington: Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.

Johnson, Lawrence J. The Word and Eucharist Handbook [Revised Edition]. San Jose: Resource Publications, 1993. (=WE) ISBN 0-89390-276-4. $11.95.

Jungmann, Joseph A. The Mass of the Roman Rite: Its Origins and Development. New York: Benzinger Brothers, 1950.

Jungmann, Joseph A. The Mass of the Roman Rite: Its Origins and Development. trans. F.A. Brunner, vol. II. New York: Benziger, 1951-1955.  [This two volume work is a classic text in the study of liturgy. In-depth and through, all aspects of the pre-1969 liturgy are covered. Extensive foot notes are very helpful study tools. While technical and scholarly, this book is very readable]

Jungmann, Joseph A. The Early Liturgy. South Bend: Notre Dame UP, 1959.  [This is basically a compressed volume of the historical treatment of the subject in Jungmann's earlier two volume work.]

Jungmann, Joseph A. The Mass: an Historical, Theological, And Pastoral Survey. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1976. [This book is divided into two sections. The first section gives a compressed historical survey of Jungmann's previous works. The second section is particularly interesting since Jungmann is dealing with the 1969 Order of Mass. In this section he does an excellent job of bridging his previous work with the present, making it relevant to the post Vatican II liturgy.]

Hanggi, Anton and Phal, Irmgard.  Prex Eucharistica:  Textus e Variis Liturgiis Antiquioribus Selecti.  Editions Universitaires Fribourg Suisse, 1968.  (The basic historical research that formed the basis of the reform of the Eucharistic Prayer.)

Keifer, Ralph A. To Give Thanks and Praise: General Instruction of the Roman Missal with Commentary for Musicians and Pastors. Washington, D.C.: National Association of Pastoral Musicians, 1980. [This book is in two sections. The first section is the GIRM. The section discusses the various sections of the liturgy. It is a good resource book for the pastor. Also helpful for anyone wanting a basic understanding of the 1969 Order of Mass.]

Keifer, Ralph A. "Our Cluttered Vestibule: The unreformed Entrance Rite." Worship 48:5 (May 1974): 270-277.

Lee, Bernard J. Alternative Futures for Worship: Vol 3 The Eucharist, Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1987. ISBN 0-89453-778-4. $12.95.

Mary M. Schaefer's article "'In Persona Christi': Cult of the Priest's Person or Active Presence of Christ?" is found in the Festschrift In God's Hands: Essays on the Church and Ecumenism in honour of Michael A. Fahey, S.J., Jaroslav Z. Skira & Michael S. Attridge, eds. (Leuven: Peeters, 2006), 177-201.

Mitchell, Nathan. Cult and Controversy: The Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass. Collegeville:  The Liturgical Press (A Pueblo Book), 1982. ISBN 0-916134-50-4. 426 pp. $11.95.

Osborne, Kenan B.The Christian Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist. New York: Paulist Press, 1987. ISBN 0-8091-2886-1. $10.95 (=Osborne)

Power, David N. The Eucharistic Mystery: Revitalizing the Tradition. New York: Crossroad Publishing Company, 1994. ISBN 0-8245-1426-2. $19.95. [A bold and penetrating analysis that aims to restore the eucharist to its place at the center of church life. Instead of offering an all too brief survey of two millennia of tradition and practice, Eucharistic Mystery focuses on three major moments within the tradition -- the New Testament period, the period before Nicaea, and the age of Thomas Aquinas -- taking full account of liturgical texts and practices, prevailing theologies, and related spiritualities, and all with an eye to contemporary needs and questions. The result is a coherent retrieval of the eucharistic tradition for our time and a compelling argument for a renewed eucharistic practice.]

Power, David N.. Worship: Culture and Theology. Washington D.C.: Pastoral Press, 1990, pp 283. See especially chapter 10 "When to worship is to Lament" pp 155-174.

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Videos

The videos that I have made in conjunction with Catholic Update Video are available in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library.  Numbers 385-395.

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