The sacraments and the sacramentals are the instruments placed in the pastoral ministry of priests wherever they are. This handbook is, therefore, useful for all priests, pastors, associates, and chaplains no matter where they may be, in the inner city or rural parish. Bishops will find it useful, for it clearly provides them with the faculties the law gives to their priests. Seminary professors of pastorals will be able to place in the hands of seminarians a handy text of what the Church expects of them in their future ministry.
Divided into ten chapters, this book covers all important and basic points every missionary priest should know. From the meaning of Mission Church to the Seven Sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Holy Orders, Marriage, and Anointing of the Sick, to Special Blessings and Circumstances: erection of the Stations of the Cross, exorcisms, funeral rites, and more, this comprehensive but brief handbook is one tool missionary priests must have.