Preparing Parish Liturgies provides historical background, brief synopses, and outlines of the Church's major liturgical books and documents summarized in one convenient volume. Through easy to understand language and sound liturgical principles, Preparing Parish Liturgies provides practical tools for preparing parish liturgies that are faithful to the Church's rich tradition and sensitive to the pastoral needs of their assemblies. The outlines, charts, and preparation sheets enable the reader to prepare a liturgy with ease and with confidence and to facilitate communication among presiders, liturgists, musicians, and assemblies.
Rita Thiron is the associate director of the Office of Worship in Grand Blanc, Michigan. She also serves as the executive secretary of the Diocesan Worship Commission, is a member of the Committee for Liturgical Design, a member of the Christian Initiation Steering Committee, and a popular workshop presenter in the diocese and region.