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St. Anthony of Padua Library

St. Anthony of Padua

The mission of the St. Anthony of Padua Library is to provide free-of-charge spiritually and intellectually enriching materials in support of our Catholic Christian faith to deepen the quality of spiritual life of St. Francis of Assisi parishioners.

The St. Anthony of Padua Library (St. Francis of Assisi Parish library) is located in the main vestibule of the Church. We have many Catholic books, CDs, DVDs, audio tapes, and videos appealing to all ages and tastes. The volunteers in the library will be able to assist anyone in their choice of materials. St. Anthony of Padua Library hours of operation are Friday: 8:45-9:45 a.m. and Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Closed on Saturday.

Checking Out a Book, CD, DVD, Audio Tape, or Video

Items can only be checked out by parishioners (as listed in the quarterly directory) or catechumens for RCIA approved by a St. Francis priest. Friends from outside the parish community may only check out items via a parishioner they know.

Books, CDs and audio tapes can be checked out for 3 weeks. DVDs and Videos can be checked out for 1 week.

Please be sure to return all checked out items on time so that others may also enjoy them.

Suggested Beginning Spiritual Readings

  • Mother Angelica's Answers, Not Promises - Mother Angelica
  • Here We Are: An Intro To The Catholic Faith - John Ryan
  • Imitation of Christ - Thomas A'Kempis
  • Story of a Soul - Saint Therese of Lisieux
  • Introduction to the Devout Life - Saint Francis de Sales
  • Hidden Treasure: Holy Mass - Saint Leonard
  • Introduction to the Bible - Fr. John M. A. Laux
  • Brief Catechism for Adults - Fr. William J. Cogan
  • Spiritual Childhood - Msgr. Vernon Johnson
  • You Can Be a Saint - Mary Ann Budnik
  • What Catholics Really Believe - Karl Keeting
  • Theology for Beginners - Frank Sheed
  • 12 Steps to Holiness & Salvation