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Sacramental Preparation

BAPTISM 

BIENVENIDO A LA VIDA
Hermana Mary Bernard Potter SP y Nigel Bavidge
Editorial Brown-Roa
ISBN 0 15 950254 3 (in Spanish)
A booklet for parents 20 pages long
Simple to read and comprehend.

BIENVENIDO A LA VIDA
Hermana Mary Bernard Potter SP y Nigel Bavidge -Brown Roa
ISBN 0 15 950255 1
(In Spanish)
This book is a guide for those facilitating the Baptismal Preparation workshops. The information is well organized, and it contains an outline for every session, a list of materials and a clear objective for every lesson.

PREPARACIÓN PARA EL BAUTISMO 
PP Pedro Rodríguez C.M.F. y José Luis Majada
Arquidiócesis de Chicago (In Spanish)
This booklet is meant for those in charge of the baptismal preparation classes. The emphasis is on the responsibility that baptism brings vs. the simple tradition of baptizing children.

SOBRE EL SACRAMENTO DEL BAUTISMO
Scriptographic Booklet by Canning L. Bete
(In Spanish)
15 page booklet for parents
Brief explanation of the history, meaning and significance of the celebration of baptism - easy to understand.

MARRIAGE

DON Y PROMESA– GIFT AND PROMISE
(In English and Spanish) 
Instituto de Liturgia Hispana, Oregon Catholic Press
ISBN 0-915531-75-5
Customs and traditions in Hispanic rites of Marriage - prepared by Raúl Gómez, Heliodoro Lucatero, and Silvia Sánchez.

EL AMOR NUESTRO DE CADA DÍA 
Manual de Preparación Matrimonial 
Conferencia de Cana de Chicago
ISBN 0 940679 04 3
(In Spanish)
This is a manual for couples seeking to be married. It talks about all the different issues that couples need to talk about before their wedding. Marriage is approached as a vocation and a sacrament. The book explores many themes such as: communication, sexuality, paternity, etc. This is a workbook with special reflection themes, questions and a place to write notes.

TOGETHER FOR GOOD 
Joseph M.Champlin
Liguori Publications
ISBN0-89243-593-3
(In Spanish)  A translation of "Together for Life", the most widely used manual to prepare couples to be active participants in their wedding ceremony.  It contains biblical readings, comments and the text for the new marriage rite.

PARA VIVIR  EL MATRIMONIO 
Jean Pierre Bagot.
ISBN 84-7151-524-5
(In Spanish)
Considering that in today's world marriage is in crisis, this book is written for young couples considering marriage, their parents and even priests. It explores the history of marriage from the Old Testament, as well as Jesus teachings and what today the church presents to us as the sacrament of marriage.

FIRST COMMUNION  PRIMERA COMUNIÓN 
Sadlier Sacrament Program
ISBN 0 8215 1277 3
(In English & Spanish)   Beautifully illustrated, this book is to prepare children to receive their First Communion.  Simple and easy to follow but thorough on its teaching and explanation of what Jesus calls us to do. There are many bible stories, prayers and a clear explanation of the mass.

RCIA 
(RCIA Rite of Catholic Initiation of Adults)
Brown-Roa ISBN 0 697 17594 4
(In Spanish)
To arrive to conversion requires a continuous process that ultimately leads us to faith. This book is designed for both baptized and unbaptized catechumens. The lessons are clear and the offer many opportunities to learn through bible readings as well as reflection questions and prayers.

RECONCILIATION 
PRIMERA RECONCILIACIÓN 
Sadlier Sacrament Program 
ISBN 0 8215 1276 5
(In English & Spanish) 
Beginning with the 10 commandments this book guides children preparing for their First Reconciliation to understand the value and need of this sacrament.  It is also a workbook and it teaches children to live in peace.