Twenty-Third Publications was founded in 1967, after
the conclusion of Vatican Council II, and both its name
and mission are inspired by Pope John XXIII and his
aggiornamento vision to open the doors and windows of
the 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,
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.

Twenty-Third Publications
Serving the Church for more than 40 years!
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Our Mission
We provide low-cost,
high-quality resources to
support parishes and

We work in the spirit of
Pope 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 three divisions: 1)
Bayard Magazine Group - New London, CT, which publishes
Catholic Digest, Living with Christ, RTJ’s Creative Catechist, and Exploring the Sunday Readings in
both 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.