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The sequel to the popular Confession of Grace! Philomena Press is excited to announce

A Communion of the Heart by author Pamela Patnode.


Now available in Spanish!


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“What is the best way to receive Holy Communion?” (The answer might surprise you!)


“What is a monstrance?”

“Why do we genuflect and make the Sign of the Cross?”

“Isn’t the Eucharist just a symbol?”

These are just some of the questions that are discussed and answered in this enchanting story. Young children (and many adults) will learn much about our rich Catholic faith by reading A Communion of the Heart.

Best of all, it’s not a text book listing facts and vocabulary words in bold face type. Rather, it instructs children about our Faith using the most proven teaching method around: story-telling.

A Communion of the Heart Chapter 1
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A Communion of the Heart Chapter 1.pdf
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Already on its fifth printing, The Confession of Grace is a fictional story written for the young elementary age student. This engaging book can be read in a faith-formation class, in a Catholic school, or at home with the child. The beauty behind this book is that it instructs young people about the Church's teaching on the Sacrament of Confession, but it does so within the context of the story. Children won't even realize they are learning because they will be engrossed in the story. The Confession of Grace carries the Imprimatur, assuring that its material is consistent with Catholic doctrine. With easy-to-read text and delightful illustrations, this book is a must have for every classroom and Catholic family. Recently awarded the Catholic Writer's Guild Seal of Approval!


Now available in Spanish!


Author: Pamela Patnode                      ISBN: 978-0-9899051-0-7


Special sale price is $7.95 (plus shipping)






Catholic Writers Guild awards The Seal of Approval to


The Confession of Grace!


New From Philomena Press!

Jim Otremba, M. Div, MS, LICSW, Christian Coach and his wife Maureen have written a beautiful resource for all Catholic couples. Using material from their marriage workshops, Jim and Maureen (who were featured on EWTN) provide practical and faith-filled recommendations for couples to grow in love for Christ and one another.


At just $15.00, this workbook is affordable and a great resource for parish adult faith formation programs and parish book studies! Click on order information to purchase your copy today.


Jim Otremba is a regular guest of the national Catholic radio station Relevant Radio.

In addition, Otremba has authored two additional books for Catholics: 


The Daily Dozen of Catholic Parenting and


A New Day in Christ: How to calm stress and anxiety at home, work, or relationships in twenty minutes a day.


Order copies for yourself or your parish programs - today!

All of the Otremba books are just $15.00 each.

Parenting Advice from Diapers through Diplomas:


Turn Off Screens and Try These Games for Kids


The Holy Spirit: Why Should I Care?


Dear Commencement Speakers: A Mother's Plea


Have Mercy on Me ... And on the Whole World - A Prayer for Ireland


Resurrecting the Family





Catholic author Pamela Patnode has been invited to write a regular column for


Her column is titled The Privilege of Parenting.



Author Pamela Patnode, OblSB will be presenting: 


May 5, 2018: Presenting at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church


May 29, 2018: Relevant Radio


June 2, 2018: University of St. Thomas, MN Catholic Home Education Conference


September 22, 2018: St. Michael Catholic Church. "3 Dangerous Pitfalls Catholic Women Fall Into - And How to Avoid Them"


October 23-24, 2018: Detroit, MI. St. Kieran Parish. "The Eucharist"


December 5, 2018: Milaca, MN. St. Mary's Catholic Church. "The Holy Spirit"


December 11, 2018: Relevant Radio


Author Pamela Patnode is honored to be a regular guest of Relevant Radio.


On Wednesday, May 30 Patnode will be speaking with John Harper and Glen Lewerenz of "Morning Air." 


Tune in live at 6:45am (ET) or listen on-line or with the app.


Pamela Patnode is pleased to speak at national conferences and local parish events. She is a proud member of the elite Catholic speakers bureau CMG Booking.



Author Pamela Patnode was a guest of the EWTN television program At Home With Jim and Joy on Monday, November 23, (2-3pm ET). 



View program here:

Also available from Philomena Press:


"This book is the necessary resource for every Catholic home schooling family."

Homeschooling mother

Order your copy today! Now available in English and Spanish!

5 Steps to Successful

Home Schooling

How to Add Faith and Focus to

Your Home Education Program 

By Pamela Patnode


ISBN# 978-0-615-62947-6

ISBN# 0615629474

Just in time for the upcoming home school conference season, Philomena Press has released an essential book for all home schooling families.


Do you home educate your children? Are you succeeding? How do you know? Are you new to home schooling and looking for the necessary tools to help you get started? If you are looking for information on how to succeed at home schooling, then this is the book for you. In a simple step-by-step process, Pamela Patnode walks you through the essential process for achieving success in your home education program. Through this book, you’ll learn how to incorporate prayer into your daily life, how to establish a mission statement, the value of reading, and so much more. Plus, there is contact information for home school groups, curriculum suppliers, and support networks throughout the nation. Whether you’ve been home schooling for years or need to begin quickly, this is the book for you! Imprimatur.