Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fall Selection

This fall marks the beginning of the third year of our Seasons of Reading book club here at the Church of St. Patrick. We're making a few changes this year, but our goal remains the same--to bring great Catholic literature to the members of our parish.

In previous years, we've announced the entire year's reading program all at once and offered them at a package price. This year we're going to try something new. This year we plan to unveil each reading selection as the new season approaches. So, now you can purchase only the books that are of interest to you.

We will announce each selection with a flyer in our church bulletin. For a limited time, you may order your copy of the book at a special discount through St. Patrick's Gift & Book Store. All orders must be prepaid. When you order your copy, you will have the opportunity to indicate whether or not you are interested in participating in a group discussion for the book, and if there are enough people who would like to do so, a time will be arranged. Once the book order arrives, we'll let you know when you can pick up your copy and start reading!

The first book that we are going to read this fall is Living the Mass: How One Hour a Week Can Change Your Life by Fr. Dominic Grassi and Joe Paprocki.

As you probably know, the Mass gets its name from the old Latin dismissal, "Ita missa est." That commission we receive at the end of Mass to "Go in peace to love and serve the Lord" is so important that it has become the name of the entire rite. Mass isn't just one hour; it is something that we live out for the rest of the week!

If Mass has become routine or just a habit for you, or if you would like to learn more about the Mass and how it can shape the other 167 hours of your week, this is the book for you.

Visit St. Patrick's Gift & Book by September 27, 2009 to order your copy at a 20% discount off the retail price. Again, all orders must be prepaid.

We also encourage you to offer your feedback about this ministry. Let us know if you appreciate the book recommendations, if you use the website, or if you like the changes that we are making to the program. You can leave your comments on this site or contact us through the church.

Thanks for your participation!

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