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Enrich Your Thanksgiving -

Thanksgiving 2015

On this Thanksgiving, we at the Crossroads Initiative give thanks for all of you, our friends and benefactors, who make this ministry possible!!!

Did you know that the Church has provided us with a special table blessing and short scripture reading for Thanksgiving? Download it now and print it out for use on the big day—your family will love it.   And while you are at it, why not download and read Abraham Lincoln’s original proclamation of the Thanksgiving holiday to remind the family of the true meaning of “Turkey Day.” 

And don’t forget to check out our reflection on the gospel read at Thanksgiving day Mass—it’s worth not only reading, but passing along!

Get a Head Start on Advent! 

Advent - Reason for the Season!

The Feast of Christ the King means we have less than a week before the Advent wreathe comes out of the attic.  Let’s take these last few days of Ordinary Time to think about how to make this Advent more than just the “shopping days before Christmas!”

Come to The Crossroads Initiative and check out all the incredible resources we have assembled in our Library for your family, study group, or religious education class, to make this your best Advent and Christmas season ever!  Many of them are available for download and printing to share with your friends and family over Thanksgiving!


Mount ZionSpring in the Holy Land! 

Registration is beginning for this amazing Spring Pilgrimage! Just imagine seeing Mount Zion with your very own eyes, floating in the Dead Sea and beginning the New Year in the very Footsteps of Christ – Don’t get left behind March 29 - April 8, 2016 pilgrimage to the Holy Land…register today!!

Float in the Dead SeaWhole families are planning on joining Dr. D’Ambrosio on this incredible pilgrimage! If you’d like to sail on the Sea of Galilee (you can try walking on it if you like), get transfigured on Mt. Tabor, or hear the Sermon on the Mount on the mountain of the Beatitudes, please call today at 1.800.803.0118 or go online at to get an application to reserve your place! There are other tours available to the Holy Land, of course – but none of them offer Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio as your personal tour guide!

Saint PeterMarcellino’s background as a Historical Theologian will provide incredible insight into the Bible and the Holy Land! Remember this isn’t just a tour - this is a Pilgrimage, a Vacation and a journey into the Bible! Come Journey into Bible – visit Pilgrimage to the Holy Land for more information.

Need more motivation - come read this incredible piece from Dr. D'Ambrosio!

You can fly with us from JFK. Or, if you prefer, you can even arrange your own air transport and just meet us in Tel Aviv!

Call 1.800.803.0118 today for more information or to reserve your seat!

Getting ready for Advent –

Journey into Christmas with Crossroads

It is getting closer and closer!  Before you get started on your Christmas list, make a decision to give gifts that focus on the reason for the season.  Crossroads has music, CD’s, DVD’s and books for kids, teens, and adults that lift up the heart and mind to God, put smiles on faces, and plug people into lots of graces.  Deep dis*counts - limited quantities, order today!!!

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 Saint Juan Diego - Messenger

Juan Diego Messenger of Guadalupe - DVD
Juan found himself caught between two worlds...that of the Spanish conquerors and that of his own Aztec heritage. The Blessed Mother appeared to Juan and chose him to carry her message that would unite diverse peoples and change the course of history. Her Feast Day is December 12 - so order TODAY!


Great Adventure Kids Pack
The five items included in this educational package (Chart, Game Set, Bible Story Coloring Book, Bookmark, and Prayer Beads) are based on the color-coded system of the Great Adventure and will aid in teaching children the narrative story of salvation history. Through play, memorization, prayer, and interaction, these learning tools bring familiar Bible stories into a system where children can relate them to their own life. 

Everyday - $24.95
S*A*L*E - $19.95

 Great Adventure Kids Pack


 Advent Candles - Hard to Find

Advent Candles - Hard to Find
Hard to find Advent Taper Candles. 10" taper candles, 3 purple and 1 pink come in a handy box together. No more searching for the right color at the discount store!


Advent: A Family Celebration
Advent is the perfect season to begin praying as a family! Its wealth of traditions, such as the Advent wreath, the Advent calendar, and the Jesse tree, can be the perfect focal point for prayer. Advent: A Family Celebration will delight both children and adults with its ability to relate Scripture and prayer to real life events.

 Advent: A Family Celebration


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New Catholic Answers Bible - Revised
Here's the whole text of the New American Bible, along with answers to all the most important questions about the Catholic Faith. Why do we believe in the Real Presence? Why do we venerate the saints? How are good works necessary for salvation? The answers are all in the Bible. But until now, finding them has meant juggling books and flipping pages. This is the one book that gives you the complete answers in their Scripture context, with more than 800 references to Scripture and the Catechism.

Everyday - $39.95
S*A*L*E - $35.95


Mountain Miracle - A Christmas Story
What if a small, rural Catholic congregation put on a living Nativity after Midnight Mass - and the Holy Family showed up to help? What if Mary and Joseph's "help" included entrusting the real, live Baby Jesus to the wide-eyed youngsters playing them? Read this charming Christmas fable aloud to your family, and children of all ages will delight in the joyful and wondrous answers to both those questions. 

Everyday - $14.95
S*A*L*E - $13.39

 Mountain Miracle - A Christmas Story


 Brother Francis - The King is Born

Brother Francis - The King is Born
The latest release in the animated, Brother Francis series, The King Is Born: What Christmas Is about, recounts the moving and life changing story of the birth of God's Son, whose humble beginnings would alter the future of mankind.
Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with Brother Francis, in this heart- warming and inspirational episode. 

Everyday - $12.99
S*A*L*E - $10.99


Mother Teresa DVD
In an acclaimed film portrayal, Olivia Hussey illuminates the life story of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the selfless missionary who brought hope, love and salvation to the poorest of the poor. The movie examines the fundamental moments of Mother Teresa's life from her childhood in Albania in the 1920s to her first calling as a nun, the decision to leave her order and live with the poorest of the poor, the vicissitudes of founding the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity, and her great work of service in Calcutta and the rest of the world.

 Mother Teresa DVD

Everyday - $19.95
S*A*L*E - $16.96

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Precious Blood Catholic Church Youth Night Jasper, Indiana, Precious Blood Catholic Church Youth Night Jasper, Indiana, December 02, 2015,
St. Peter Catholic Church Advent Mission - Lindsay, Texas, St. Peter Catholic Church Advent Mission - Lindsay, Texas, December 03, 2015,
St. Peter Catholic Church Advent Mission - Lindsay, Texas, St. Peter Catholic Church Advent Mission - Lindsay, Texas, December 04, 2015,
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