Our Family Book of Life Returns!

The Printery House is excited to announce the re-introduction of Our Family Book of Life, which had been out of print since 2018. Our Family Book of Life book allows families to record important events in their sacramental life. It also contains religious commentary on the meaning of each sacrament. This is an excellent wedding gift for young couples.

When we ran out of the previous printing in 2018, we felt it was too expensive to have it produced in the same format. We researched other possibilities, and came up with what is still an attractive book which we can now have produced in small quantities and sell at a lower price. In 2018 we were selling the book for $39.99. The new retail price is $24.99. The books are being produced for The Printery House by Ingram Spark at their facilities in the USA.

Other than an adjustment to the color, the inside content remains the same as before. Those who were familiar with the book in the past will notice several changes:

  • The cover is no longer leather bound or gold foil stamped
  • We no longer provide a box.
  • The size is also slightly different, 8.0 in. x 10.88 in. as opposed to 8.5 in x 10.75 in.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Family Use of the Book of Life

Prologue

Our Celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony

Wedding Photographs

OUR FAMILY’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SACRAMENTAL LIFE OF THE CHURCH

The Sacraments of Initiation

Baptism

Baptismal Photographs

Confirmation

Eucharist

The Sacraments of Healing

Penance and Reconciliation

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacraments at the Service of the Church

Holy Orders: Diaconate

Holy Orders: Priesthood

Matrimony

Wedding Photographs

Other Liturgical Celebrations

Religious Profession

Christian Funerals

Burial of an Infant

Our Family History

Introduction

Family Tree

Record of Children and Grandchildren

Family Photograph

Record of Children’s Grandparents and Great-Grandparents

Ancestral Charts

Epilogue

Personalize It!

Our Family Book of Life can also now be personalized! An extra page can be inserted before the title page with any text or images you want. Both sides of the page are available, except for a non-printable margin of 1 inch on all sides. This option raises the price of the book to $31.99 plus an $8.00 personalization fee. Shipping is not included in this price.

Welcoming Priests and Pastors to New Assignments

Around this time of year, many Catholic dioceses rearrange priest assignments. Priests move to different parishes, new roles, or new duties. That makes this a great time to reach out with a card or gift to welcome the new minister. Even if it’s a little late, a card or gift from a new parishioner will help the priest feel welcome and accepted in his new role. Furthermore, Catholic priests are often assigned fairly far from people they know and love. As a result, they often have to start building relationships all over again with each new assignment.

Welcome Cards

Signs of support and welcome can ease what is sometimes a challenging transition for priests. To help, the Printery House offers two cards specifically for this situation.

Front cover of card to welcome a new priest. There is a cross in the center, and the text reads A Warm Welcome to Our New Priest
An old pencil drawing of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza sitting on their horses, by Wilhelm Marstrand.

The inside text reads: Thanking God for the gift of your faith-filled life and your dedicated service. Praying that the Holy Spirit will sustain and strengthen you as you serve our parish. God Bless You


An old pencil drawing of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza sitting on their horses, by Wilhelm Marstrand.
An old pencil drawing of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza sitting on their horses, by Wilhelm Marstrand.

The card above is a little more specific to the role of a pastor, but it can also be used for pastors of Protestant congregations who use that title.

The inside text reads: Thanking God for the gift of your faith-filled life and your dedicated service. Praying that the Holy Spirit will sustain and strengthen you as you serve our congregation. God Bless You


In addition to the specific cards above, we also have options from our general priest or minister appreciation selection. The following cards could be used appropriately to welcome a minister or priest to a new job or assignment.

Inside Text: May Christ, in whose place you stand as priest, give you continuing grace to teach, guide and sanctify His people.
Inside Text: May the good and loving God, who ordained you for His saving work by the laying on of hands and prayer of the Church, bless you with purity of heart and zeal for souls. And may the prayers of Mary, Mother of Priests, protect you from all evil and help you to grow in love. Amen.

Similarly, the next card would be appropriate for a new chaplain:

Inside Text: May God look upon you with favor for your faithful care of His people. Praying you continue to be renewed through the power of the Gospel and through the grace of Christ, Our Lord.

Gifts for New Priests and New Pastors

In addition to our cards, several of our icon reproductions would make excellent welcome gifts for a priest in a new assignment. Here are a few:

Check out our entire selection of icons! Our icons are also available as greeting cards which are blank inside, so you can adapt them for whatever purpose suits you.

Shipping Rate Update

April 26, 2021

Effective April 26, 2021 at 8:50 PM, we have updated our shipping rates as follows:

Order Merchandise AmountStandard2-Day Expedited1-Day Expedited
$0.01-$10.00$5.99$20.99$39.99
$10.01-$25.00$7.99$23.99$46.99
$25.01-$40.00$8.99$24.99$49.99
$40.01-65.00$10.99$26.99$54.99
$65.01-$90.00$11.99$30.99$59.99
$90.01-$120.00$13.99$31.99$64.99
$120.01-$150.00$14.99$39.99$74.99
$150.01-$200.00$15.99$43.99$99.99
$200.01-$250.00$16.99$50.99$109.99
$250.01-$350.00$17.99$51.99$149.99
$350.01 and up, add %
of merchandise total:
5%20%50%

Expedited services refer to normal business days, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and holy days. If you require Saturday delivery, please call for availability before noon on Friday.

Bulk Orders: Orders with quantity discounts are charged published carrier rates based on the method, weight and destination of the shipment, rather than the flat rates quoted above.

Certain oversize items require an additional charge. This will be noted on the item page. Free shipping promotions do not apply to oversize charges.

Orders with quantity discounts and orders shipping anywhere outside the 48 contiguous US States are charged published carrier rates.

Orders are normally shipped either Fedex Ground or USPS. If you prefer shipment by a specific carrier (USPS, FedEx, or UPS), please communicate your request when you place your order. You will be charged the carrier list price if you specify a carrier.

You should expect your order to ship within 1-3 business days if the items ordered are in stock. Bulk orders may take longer.

Even with expedited shipping the carriers do not guarantee shipping times. Therefore The Printery House cannot predict or guarantee how quickly any carrier will deliver your order. Because shipping is out of our control, no refunds of shipping costs will be given for delayed shipments.

Open for Business to Help You Cope with COVID-19

Updated May 11, 2020

Our regular employees are back at work, eager to fill your orders quickly. Our customer service hours are now 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Central Time.

With the return of our employees, we are now once again able to entertain requests for custom work.

Note about expedited shipping: The increased rates for expedited shipping are still in effect. Due to additional surcharges being added by FedEx for expedited services, we are raising our rates for expedited shipping options by $1.00. For 2-Day shipping, add an additional $18.00 (instead of $17.00) to the base rate. For Next Day shipping, add an additional $29.00 (instead of $28.00) to the base rate. Also please note that FedEx is not guaranteeing delivery times on any services, and we therefore are not able to guarantee those services.

March 20, 2019

During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, while we remain open for business, all of us at The Printery House at Conception are concerned about the safety and well-being of our customers, families, and friends.

Our hearts are with those of you who have been personally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as well the communities and businesses around the world that are taking extreme measures to slow the spread of this virus.

Do Not Fear Framed Print

The Printery House at Conception is currently operating on our regular hours and committed to continuing our ministry and service to you while also ensuring the health and safety of all of our employees. For over 60 years, we have proudly served you by sharing the Christian faith through the creation and distribution of Christian greeting cards, Christmas cards, Catholic prayer cards, and other contemporary religious are and Catholic gifts. We remain committed to our mission of bringing the Gospel to every person and every situation, especially the difficult ones. We are taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of our employees, their work, and your orders. At this time, the virus has not yet reached our rural area, but we are making preparations in the event we have to send employees home for their safety. If that occurs, we hope that our monks, who live here on campus, will be able to keep our business open and maintain at least a portion of our day to day operations and continue serving you. We realize that being able to send a card to a loved one may be one of the only forms of personal communication left during this time of isolation. For this reason, we are doing all we can to ensure our continued service to you during this difficult time.

For more details about the precautions, the entire campus of Conception is taking visit, www.conceptionabbey.org/information-regarding-coronavirus-covid-19.

Be assured of our continued prayers for all of you and those ill and affected by these recent events.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-800-322-2737 or sales@printeryhouse.org. As any updates become available, they will be posted here.

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