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St Mary of the Angels Parish Library

 

 

The Parish Library is a work in progress.

 

Books are currently available to borrow from the bookcase in the narthex (foyer) of the Basilica. You are welcome to borrow books but please return them for others to read.

 

When borrowing and returning books, please complete details on the forms provided on the clipboard. Please return any books borrowed within a month, so others can borrow them.

 

Donations for the Parish Library are most welcome and can be dropped off at the Parish Office during opening hours, or left in the tub next to the library bookcase in the Basilica. Or call the Parish Office or email Kevin@stmarysgeelong.com.au to arrange a pick-up if you have a large number of donations.

 

For any queries regarding the Library, contact the librarian, Kevin Mark, via email Kevin@stmarysgeelong.com.au

 

 

What's New

 

The Parish Library now includes a selection of DVDs, CDs and audiobooks on religious themes. These are available to borrow from the Piety Store in St Mary's Basilica, which is open:

 

Monday to Friday: 10.30 am to 1.00 pm

Sunday: 10.30 am to 12.15 pm
(not open Saturday) 

 

 

 

 

From an earlier era!

Free Access to Religious Books Online

 

Many key texts of interest to Catholic readers can be accessed for free via the internet, to read online and/or to download as eBooks. Following are a selection of links to such books.

 

Writings and addresses of Pope Francis

 

Catechism of the Catholic Church (1993)

 

Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2005) 

 

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (2004)

 

The Catholic Encyclopedia (1907-14)

 

Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL)

Search for, read online or download classic Christian texts

 

 


 

 

 

Featured Publication

 

 

Pope Francis's Encyclical
Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home

 

You can read the full text online here.

 

Download a PDF version here.

 

Or listen to an unabridged audio version here.

 

The Parish Library also has a few printed copies of the Encyclical.