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Documents of the Second Vatican Council

The edition presents the documents of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) translated in Belarusian, including constitutions, decrees and declarations. The documents are dedicated to various fields of life and activities of Catholic Church, its mission in the world, its role in the society and relations with other religions and confessions.

Religious and educational edition
In Belarusian.
 

 

MOVEMENTS AND COMMUNITIES
Reflections In May

The Commission for the cult of God and the discipline of sacraments attached to the Conference of the Catholic bishops in Belarus decided to dedicate the reflections this year to religious movements and evangelical communities which work in the Catholic church including our country, too.

In order to give the believers more information about such activities the publishing house Pro Christo has prepared the book Movements And Communities. Reflections In May. We hope that these reflections on religious and evangelical movements and communities as well as on prayer groups will contribute to extending of the knowledge and the spirituality of the believers and will make the believers participate actively in the evangelical mission of the Catholic Church and the life of their parishes.

For inner use.

In the Belarusian and Polish languages.
Format 80x100 1/32.
264 pages.

 

 

PASTORAL ACTIVITIES IN FAMILIES
Recommendations

Pastoral activities in families is considered as system of Catholic Church activities which is aimed at realization of the saving plan about matrimony and family. Its core is the truth about matrimony and family which is faultless transmitted, interpreted and correlated with the signs of time by the teachers of the Catholic Church. Among the tasks of the pastoral activities in families are comprehensive concern for securing of conditions which contribute to the realization of this truth and a concrete aid to the family in the realization of its vocation (compare with Familiaris consortio, paragraph 1).

These recommendations are the continuation of the Catholic Church activities in Belarus for matrimony and family which have been carrying out for many years. The Conference of the Catholic Bishops in Belarus (CCBB) gave 1999 the organization forms to the pastoral activities in families, it appointed a bishop who is responsible for this work. In every diocese there is a priest who (with the help of accordingly educated secular persons) is to carry out the main tasks in the sphere of the pastoral activities in families. On the 11th of June 2002 during the XIII Plenary session of the CCBB was established the Council for Family Affairs, and on the 15th of December 2002 during the XIX session was approved its Statute.

This document is a result of experience of many people who deal with pastoral activities in families in Belarus as well as outside its boundaries. It is based on following documents:

  • Instruction of the Papal Council for Family Affairs Preparation for Sacrament of the Matrimony of the 13th of May 1996;
  • Statutes of the Synod of the archdiocese Minsk and Mogilev, of the dioceses Pinsk and Vitebsk. Instruction of the preparation for the sacrament of the Matrimony in the Catholic Church and about the pastoral activities in families (addendum 2 to the Statutes of the Synod);
  • Parsonic Letter of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops in Belarus About Rosary of the 26th January 2003;
  • Parsonic Letter of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops in Belarus About Family of the 5th of November 2003;
  • Parsonic Letter of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops in Belarus Value of the human life and contemporary threats to it of the 26th of April 2004.

The recommendations regarding to the pastoral activities in families were approved during the XXV Plenary session of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops in Belarus on the 30th of June 2005.

In Belarusian and Polish.
Format 84x108 1/32.
120 pages.

 

 

ABOUT VOCATION
Rosary thoughts

Thanks to the efforts of the Committee for affairs of the Cult of God and the discipline of sacraments attached to the Commission of the Catholic Bishops in Belarus the rosary thoughts are published. This thoughts for the month of the Saint Rosary intended to spiritual good of the believers are dedicated to the theme of vocation and tell about charism of various communities in the Catholic Church. The main purpose of the rosary thoughts is to show the richness and variety of spiritual life forms and to help the believers, especially the young people, to realize their Christian vocation and to choose the way of its realization. The offered texts can de used as the basis for thoughts during rosary prayers with participation of believers and it also can be used for private readers.

In Belarusian and Polish.
204 pages.

 

 
F. Franciszek Grudniok
ABOUT EUCHARIST
May meditations

May is a month especially dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. During this month people gather in churches at May prayers. As the Church continues to have the Year of Eucharist, proclaimed by Pope John Paul II, it is recommended to choose Eucharistic meditations for May prayers this year.

The proposed meditations are taken from the book Lord comes from heaven. Reflections on Christian life. by F. Franciszek Grudniok, famous Polish religious publicist. They may be used in churches and chapels during prayers with priests as well as for common prayers in groups of believers and for individual reading and reflection.

In Belarusian and Polish.
Format 80100 1/32.
144 p.

 

 

RITE OF BAPTISM OF CHILDREN
Adapted for Dioceses in Belarus

Translation in Belarusian from Rituale Romanum ex decreto Sacrosancti Oecumenici Concilii Vaticani II instauratum auctoritate Pauli PP. VI promulgatum Ordo Baptismi Parvulorum Editio typica altera.

The rite of baptism of children is part of the Roman Ritual, which assembles texts and precepts for celebration of the liturgy of sacraments.

The Minsk-Mohilev Liturgical Commission translated from Latin the rite of baptism of children that was later adapted for local conditions and traditions by the Conference of Catholic Bishops in Belarus. On May 13, 2004 this text was approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (Prot. 2434/03/L).

The Rite of Baptism of Children, adapted for the dioceses in Belarus is prepared for celebration of the rites of the sacrament of baptism in Belarusian and since the moment of publishing is obligatory for all the churches in Belarus.

With the permission of Church authorities the edition contains texts of the Holy Scriptures, which are used while administering the sacrament of baptism.

In Belarusian.

 

 

HOLY MASS PARTS WITH MUSIC

The edition is published according to Roman Missal for Dioceses in Belarus (Minsk, 2005). It gathers the parts of the Holy Mass with music, which are sung by priests, deacons or lectors, as well as those ones, which are performed by priests together with people. As singing is of great importance during the Holy Mass celebration, the editions is first of all designed for priests, church organists and choir leaders.

In the Belarusian language.

 

 

INTRODUCTION
TO ROMAN MISSAL
from the third edition of the Roman Missal

The introduction to the Roman Missal provides general norms and prescriptions concerning celebration of the Holy Eucharist. The norms touch the questions of preparation of human souls for the Eucharist as well as places of celebration, rites and texts. These norms and prescriptions come into force from the moment of issue of the Roman Missal for the dioceses in Belarus.

In Belarusian.

 

 

ROMAN MISSAL
for dioceses in Belarus

Roman Missal is the main liturgical book for the celebration of the Eucharist. Text of the Roman Missal, translated into Belarusian by the Minsk-Mohylov Metropolitan Liturgical Commission, was approved and adapted for use in the diocese of Belarus by the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Belarus on March 3, 2003. The Roman Missal for the dioceses of Belarus was confirmed by the Congregation of Gods Cult and Discipline of Sacraments (decision 1107/03/L dated August 6, 2003).

This issue is the only and obligatory one for the celebration of the Holy Mass in the Belarusian language both in Belarus and abroad.

In Belarusian.

 

 

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL

You will find texts of prayer of the faithful, which should be used when prayer is not formulated by participants of Holy Mass themselves or by a priest who serves Mass. Texts of prayers are casted under the next sections: Advent, Christmas Period, Lent, Eastertide, Ordinary Time, Feasts and remembrance of Saints and the blessed, Votive and ordinary Masses.

In the Belarusian language
Format 70x108 1/16 (170x260)
No. of pages - 480.
 

 

REFLECTIONS FOR MAY

Reflections for May are prepared under the initiative of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of Belarus with the purpose to help priests during the divine services in May, which became a good Catholic tradition in the territory of Belarus. "Reflections for May" are devoted to subject of family and based on the exhortation of Holy Father John Paul II Familiaris consortio.

With the permission of Church authorities.

In the Belarusian and Polish languages.
Format 80x100 1/32 (120x190 mm)
No. of pages - 330.

 

 

REFLECTIONS ON THE ROSARY

This book was prepared on the initiative of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Belarus to help priests in their pastoral activities during Rosary prayers which have place in Catholic parishes in October. You can find biography of the Saints and the Blessed ones whose life was connected to our country and also brief religious moral reflections.

With the permission of Church authorities

In the Belarusian and Polish languages
Format 80x100 1/32 (120x190 mm)
No. of pages - 330
ISBN 985-6628-09-1
 

 

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Fr. Stanislaw Bialetski
LET CHILDREN COME TO ME
Homilies to children

This book is a collection of homilies to children for every Sunday and feasts of the liturgical year. It is intended for priests and catechists.

With the permission of Church authorities.

In the Belarusian language.
Format 60x84 1/16 (145x200 mm).
No. of pages - 600.
 

 
 



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