Peace Connections
by Thomas L.  Garlitz

Peace Connections is a compilation of reflections that correlate the Sunday liturgy readings with issues of peace and justice. While theologically informed, they take more of a pastoral approach aimed at the person in the pew. They have been widely used in small Christian Community studies, school chapel services, personal devotions, as homily helps and bulletin inserts. You are encouraged to copy Peace Connections and distribute them widely, but do include the copyright information.

The reflections are organized by cycle, with about 40 reflections per cycle. (Not included are the summer months.) Reflections are compressed in self extracting "zip" files. Simply click the link. When the dialogue window opens, click "open". Once the file downloads, a second dialogue window will appear. Just designate a directory and click "unzip". It's that easy! 

The reflections are available in Word format and were composed using Word 6.0 or higher. They are also available in PDF format if you do not have Word, or simply want a more reliable print out. If you encounter any difficulty in downloading or printing simply e-mail me. 

Now, just click on the filename to download Peace Connections! 

WORD Format

Peace Connections, Cycle A: 
Peace Connections, Cycle B: 
Peace Connections, Cycle C:

PDF Format (Requires Adobe Reader  free plug-in. You probably already have it.

Peace Connections, Cycle A PDF
Peace  Connections, Cycle B PDF
Peace Connections, Cycle C PDF

Thomas L. Garlitz has served as the Director of the Peace and Social Justice Ministry for the Catholic Diocese of Joliet in Illinois since 1992. Prior to that he was a high school educator and a pastoral leader of an ecumenical community. He received his M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from St. Francis University in Loretto, PA and a Bachelors degree in Scripture & Christian Ministry from Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.  Tom Garlitz

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Peace Connections copyright © 1995, by Thomas L. Garlitz. All rights reserved. "Not for Profit" permission to reprint granted.