Category: Religious Gifts

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.

Product Spotlight: Personal Study Bible

When you are looking for a little more help understanding the meaning behind Bible passages, you can find help with the Personal Study Bible.

Along with introductions for each book and chapter footnotes, here is what else you can find inside this Personal Study Bible:

156 page Catholic Encyclopedic Dictionary and Biblical Reference Guide

Not only does this guide give you definitions, but it also gives you the book, chapter and verse where people and places can be found within the Bible.

Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation

The “Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation” tries to relate the role of Scripture and post-biblical teachings of the church to their common origin in the Word of God. It is a great way to study the value of Scripture for the salvation of all.

Celebration of the Eucharist

A thorough explanation of the Celebration of the Eucharist, including Introductory Rites, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of the Eucharist, and Concluding Rites.

Origin, Inspiration and History of the Bible

This series includes thirty-seven articles that takes a look at the Bible throughout the ages. This supplemental section combines history and theology making this supplemental section an ideal resource for the classroom or personal use.

Plus more including eight pages of color bible maps, three year cycle of readings, and special section for Pope Francis and the succession of popes.

This Personal Study Bible is a revised edition that contains the 2011 revised Old Testament & Psalms. This official translation was approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Find this Bible and more on our website at www.printeryhouse.org

Feast of St. Benedict

Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Benedict of Nursia, the founder of western monasticism and the creator of St. Benedict’s Rule, a guide to monastic life in which the monks of Conception Abbey follow.

During his life, St. Benedict was known to have performed numerous miracles, including breaking a glass full of poison with the Sign of the Cross, saving a man from drowning by briefly becoming another person, reading the minds of his monks, bringing a child back to life, exorcising a demon and more.

Although St. Benedict lived for several years in solitude, many people found his miracles alluring and began to follow his teachings. He went on to establish 12 monasteries, each with 12 monks, and himself in general control of all. One of St. Benedict’s greatest achievements was his Rule, a guide for the government and the spiritual and material well-being of a monastery. His Rule is said to be one of the most influential religious rules in Western Christendom.

Here at The Printery House, we offer a unique selection of St. Benedict products, including rosaries, jewelry, icons, cards, books and more. Click the link below to see our full collection:

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