We are blessed to have a robust parish library available for our parishioners. Located adjacent to the parish office, our bookshelves feature a collection of books and audio-visual materials to enhance your spiritual education and growth. Items may be checked out for four weeks at a time. The library is available to use whenever the church is open, and all are invited to use this valuable resource.
Our Not-Quite-Holy Family: A Practical Guide for Catholic Parents, by Mark and Melanie Hart. Currently
located on the “New Book” display shelves and later in the FAMILY COLLECTION 248.4 Har.
Off the Hook: God, Love, Dating, and Marriage in a Hookup World, by Timothy P. O’Malley. Currently
located on the “New Book” display shelves and later in the MARRIAGE COLLECTION 241.6 Oma.
Racial Justice and the Catholic Church, by Bryan N. Massingale. Currently located on the “New Book”
display shelves and later in the SOCIAL ISSUES COLLECTION 282.7 Mas.
Children’s section of books and videos: Child’s Guide to Baptism, Children’s Book of Blessings, Jesus Comes and Jesus Loves, and Zacchaeus and Jesus.
Around the Year with the Von Trapp Family by Maria Augusta von Trapp. “Most people know the young Maria from The Sound of Music: few realize that in subsequent years, as a pious wife and seasoned Catholic mother, Maria gave herself unreservedly to keeping her family Catholic by observing in her home the many feasts of the Church’s liturgical year with poems, prayers, food and fun and so much more.” (Sophia Institute Press)
Saint Nicholas: Life and Legend by Martin Ebon. This is an old book, but new to our Parish Library collection. It tells of the “fascinating illustrated story of how the revered Bishop Nicholas of Myra evolved into jolly old Santa Claus.” (Harper & Row)
By Henri J. M. Nouwen
When Henri Nouwen died in 1996, he left behind a treasury of personal papers. The largest part of this archive, notes Gabrielle Earnshaw, the editor of Love, Henri, was his correspondence. “Over his lifetime Henri received more than 16,000 letters,” she writes in her introduction. “He kept every postcard, piece of paper, fax, and greeting card that arrived in his mail. And he responded to each of them.”
Love, Henri consists of letters that span more than two decades—from his years as a professor, to his time as a visiting Trappist monk, to his missionary work in Latin America, and finally to his role as pastor of a community with people with disabilities. “Each letter in this volume tells a story,” writes Earnshaw. “Together they serve as an inspiration that inner peace and freedom are attainable. Henri saw our struggles not as ‘problems’ to be overcome, but as gateways through which we can learn generosity and tenderness.”
Shedding light on the sacred longings of the human heart, these deeply personal letters from one of the great spiritual teachers of our age offer not only wisdom but practical insight into what it really means to live and lead an authentic spiritual life.