parish leaders, and ministers who subscribed to
Religion Teacher’s Journal and Today’s Parish
magazines. These publications were soon followed by
hundreds of books and audio-visuals, all with the goal
to reach ordinary people with the extraordinary call to
be Catholic leaders in their parishes, homes, and work

In 2001, Twenty-Third Publications was acquired by
Bayard, Inc, yet its goals remain the same and our
product lines continue to expand in the Catholic parish
market. We continue to look for ways to help people
learn more about their faith and to take leading roles in
their parishes. We continue to encourage parish leaders
to expand their ministry efforts to include “all ages and
all stages” in the faith formation process. This is our
vision and this is the mission to which we are committed.
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We provide low-cost,
high-quality resources to
support parishes and

We work in the spirit of
Saint John XXIII,
after whom we are named.

We work with the piety of
St Thérèse, the Little
and we pray for you daily.

We work with the commitment
Fr Stan, pastor
John & Bernadette Riley,
Sr Yvonne CSJ, principal
Mary Snellman, DRE
all you other parish &
school ministers.
Bayard, U.S. is a division of Bayard, a Catholic global communications ministry with more than 100
periodicals in Europe, Africa, Asia, and America. The Catholic congregation of the Augustinians of the
Assumption has been Bayard's unique shareholder for the past 130 years.

Bayard U.S. has f
our divisions in the United States: 1) Bayard Magazine Group - New London, CT,
which publishes Catholic Digest, Living with Christ, and Exploring the Sunday Readings in
English and Spanish. 2)
Twenty-Third Publications - New London, CT, which publishes books,
programs, and multimedia for pastors, parish staff, and pastoral leaders. 3)
Communications for the Parish
- St. Louis, MO, which publishes Living Faith magazine, Living the
Gospel, and other devotional resources as well as products that enhance liturgical worship for both
Catholic and Protestant parishes.
4) Pflaum Publishing Group - Dayton, OH, a national educational
publishing and media company exclusively serving the K-12 education market. Pflaum publishes a
wide range of materials for Catholic religious education including the
Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Faith
Formation Program
for preschool through grade 8, Together in Jesus sacramental preparation
programs for primary grades, mini-courses for junior and senior high Confirmation preparation, and
Children Celebrate! products for Liturgy of the Word with Children.
Twenty-Third Publications was
founded in 1967, after
conclusion of Vatican Council II,
and both its name
and mission are
inspired by Pope John XXIII and
aggiornamento vision to open
the doors and windows of
Church. Our goal is to produce
products for lay people to help
them take leadership roles in the
Church and the world. Our first
audiences were catechists,