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The Resource Centre’s holdings have been reclassified using a bookstore-style layout similar to the Book Industry Standards and Communications method as opposed to the Dewey Decimal Classification system. The Dewey system was invented in 1876 and continues to be used in most large libraries; however, for our smaller Catholic library it is believed the new system will be more efficient. Under the new classification system, books will grouped by subject, rather than by number. The hope is that our guests will be able to find books more easily and will be encouraged to read more books! The multimedia section is being updated as well to include some of the most current resources available from Dynamic Catholic, Word on Fire and Ignatius Press. Also, keep checking our "Current Feature" by clicking on the tab below, where you will find a review of a newly arrived Catholic resource. Stay tuned for updates!
“The one who knows more loves more.” St. Catherine of Siena
Visit the Adult Faith Formation Library to see our new DVD and book arrivals.
Msgr. Stilla's series 2 and 3 talks on how to interpret scripture are also now available on DVD at the Pastoral Centre.
Part 1 of 3 (September 2016) - Msgr. Pat Stilla - Scripture Series #4, A Teacher and Guide for our Times
Part 2 of 3 (September 2016) - Msgr. Pat Stilla - Scripture Series #4, A Teacher and Guide for our Times
Part 3 of 3 (October 2016) - Msgr. Pat Stilla - Scripture Series #4, A Teacher and Guide for our Times
Part 1 of 3 (April 2016) - Msgr. Pat Stilla - Understanding Scripture Series #3
Part 2 of 3 (April 2016) - Msgr. Pat Stilla - Understanding Scripture Series #3
Part 3 of 3 (May 2016) - Msgr. Pat Stilla - Understanding Scripture Series #3
Parts 1 and 2 (February 15th, 2016) - Dr. Bryan Thatcher - Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy
How to Understand and Interpret the Gospels by: Msgr. Pat Stilla
Part 1 of 3 - October 2015
Part 2 of 3 - October 2015
Part 3 of 3 - October 2015
How To Interpret The Bible by: Msgr. Pat Stilla - 2014
Some of our selections from Dynamic Catholic:
Some of the titles in the Saints and Mariology sections of the library:
Our section on Relationships, Love and Marriage has titles such as:
We also have books for young adults making life long decisions about relationships:
Learn more about St. Peter and St. Paul:
For Pentecost and Corpus Christi you may want to read:
For the Youth being confirmed:
And, if you feel you could use a refresher on the Eucharist and confession…
Click on the title of the following DVDs for more information regarding its content.
Help your child be prepared for First Communion and Reconciliation by borrowing these DVDs from the Brother Francis collection:
This latest video Series from Fr. Robert Barron has arrived at the Adult Faith Formation Library! What better way to prepare for the celebration of Christ's birth than to delve into the scriptural view of Jesus as not only our Saviour, but also as the consummate Priest, Prophet, King. These divinely-ordained roles, foreshadowed in the Old Testament, become our calling once we are baptized into Christ. Join Fr. Barron as he connects the Old Testament priests, prophets, and kings to their fulfillment in Christ and to you as a baptized disciple.
Please see the library link Priest, Prophet, King for more information.
Decision Point, a new Confirmation program from Matthew Kelly has arrived in the library!
"Are you ready to engage the young people of your parish in a life-changing conversation about the genius of Catholicism?
For too long we have watched young people walk away from the faith. The tragedy is, most of them have never had the genius of Catholicism presented to them in a compelling way. So they have walked away, completely unaware of what they were turning their backs on.
Something has to change. Everyone knows it. It’s time.
This is different. One look at the materials for DECISION POINT and that is clear. It looks different because it is different. But it’s not just different in how it looks and feels. The way we developed it was very different from how Catholic programs have been developed in the past.
And it’s not just different for the sake of being different. It’s different for a reason. Let’s be honest—the old way isn’t working. Eighty-five percent of young Catholics stop practicing their faith within ten years of their Confirmation.
Different is needed.
DECISION POINT is different in a hundred ways."
The Dynamic Catholic Intitute
Click on the following link for more information on this inspirational Catholic resource.
Two new DVD study programs from Salt and Light TV are now available from the Adult Faith Office library, The Francis Effect and The Church Alive.
"On February 11, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation sent shockwaves through the Catholic Church and raised serious questions about its future direction. One month later, after only five ballots, the Cardinals elected the serene and unassuming Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. He would be called Francis.
From the moment Pope Francis appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, he won the hearts of the people. His humility, simplicity and closeness to the poor reveal a man deeply in touch with the Gospel. His profile has soared. He has initiated a fundamental reform of the Roman Curia, challenged a “globalization of indifference,” and become the most talked about person in the world.
The Francis Effect takes a critical and in-depth look at how an ancient institution is rapidly changing under the leadership and vision of Pope Francis, and exclusive interviews with prominent Catholics and non-Catholics reveal that Francis is having a profound effect on the world as well."
Watch the following video trailer of The Francis Effect:
For more information regarding The Francis Effect, visit the Salt + Light page by clicking here.
"While delivering a homily in Poland in June, 1979 John Paul II first uttered the words 'new evangelization.' In our time, Pope Benedict XVI has brought the concept to life by establishing the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization and calling the Year of Faith. Now Pope Francis carries the torch and is attracting unprecedented global attention through his simple and humble living out of the Gospel.
The work of the New Evangelization demands a renewed enthusiasm, knowledge and commitment to the Catholic faith, and a creative engagement with the modern world whose 'joys and hopes, grief and anguish are those of the followers of Christ as well.' (Gaudium et Spes,1)
How are we, as a community, going to reignite the flame of faith in each other and in a society which has lost interest or strayed away?
"The Church Alive is a fast-paced, segmented and interactive show hosted by Salt + Light producers Cheridan Sanders and Sebastian Gomes. This unique series will be both television and web based. The goal: to inspire people and get them talking about the faith, to share stories of the New Evangelization, and to highlight the broad and inclusive nature of Catholicism and its rich tradition. 'Yes, the Church is Alive… and the Church is young.' - Pope Benedict XVI"
Watch the following video trailer of The Church Alive:
For more information regarding The Church Alive, visit the Salt + Light page by clicking here.
Padre Pio: Miracle Man is a dramatic film on the life of the famous stigmatic monk, and saint. This major feature film drama captures the Capuchin friar’s intense faith and devotion, and deep spiritual concern for others, as well as his great compassion for the sick and suffering. It dramatizes the frequent attacks of the Devil on him, as well as the persecution he suffered at the hands of people, including those in the Church. The many miracles that he performed are also highlighted, as well as his deep humility, charity and sense of humor. Starring Italian actor Sergio Castellitto, and directed by Carlo Carlei, this is an outstanding feature film on the amazing life of this great saint. Italian with English subtitles, or English or Spanish dubbed track.
The following is a video trailer of Padre Pio, Miracle Man is in Italian; the DVD comes in an English version, as well as in Italian, with and without English subtitles.
For the First Time Ever - The Secret Vatican Files Fully Revealed on Padre Pio!
Preface by Vittorio Messori (Co-author, The Ratzinger Report)
On June 14, 1921, a priest knocks at the convent in San Giovanni Rotondo. He is in his early forties and wears a simple cassock, but he is no ordinary priest. He is Bishop Raffaello Carlo Rossi, future cardinal and the Apostolic Visitor sent by the Holy Office to investigate secretly Padre Pio.
The Bishop Inquisitor remains with the Capuchin Brothers for eight days, interrogating and recording depositions. He also interviews Padre Pio himself and examins the mysterious wounds of Christ that he bears on his body.
After gathering all the evidence, the Inquisitor sketches his own evaluation of Padre Pio, which includes his reasons for believing that the stigmata are of divine origin. He sends his report and the depositions to Rome, where they stay buried for nearly a century. Now, forty years after the saint's death, these exceptional documents are published in their entirety, thanks to the skillful research of Father Francesco Castelli.
The documents in this book reveal every aspect of Padre Pio's life from his amazing supernatural gifts to his health. In his depositions, he admits, under oath, to the phenomenon of bi-location and to other supernatural charisms, and for the first time tells the detailed story of his stigmatization. Also included are letters from his spiritual father and a chronology of his life. Illustrated with black and white photos.
Father Francesco Castelli is the historian for the Cause of Beatification of Pope John Paul II and a Professor of Modern Church History at the Romano Guardini Institute of Religious Sciences in Taranto, Italy. He is a contributor to many publications, and has recently discovered and published Karol Wojtyla's third letter to Padre Pio.
Visit our Library at the Catholic Pastoral Centre to borrow these resources.
As September comes to a close, we celebrate the Feast of the Archangels and the memorials of Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Jerome. Click here for more information regarding these and other books related to feast days celebrated in September, currently available for loan.
Also, we have received Part 2 of Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained, which include the following episodes:
1. The Sacraments
2. The Eucharist
3. Walk Through the Mass
4. Penance & The Anointing of the Sick
5. Matrimony & Holy Orders
6. A Catholic Moral Vision
7. A Love That Lasts - Part 1
8. A Love That Lasts - Part 2
9. Catholic Social Teaching - Part 1
10. Catholic Social Teaching - Part 2
And finally, we have another study program available from Ascension Press entitled A Quick Journey Through the Bible. Click here for more information on this new resource.