Library

Our Parish Library is open after every Mass, and during Parish Office hours. Volunteers help after weekend Masses by processing new books, projects etc.

Where is the Library?

From the east church entrance (office entrance) enter the Library through the door to the right of the elevator, next to our display case. We have an excellent variety of reading, viewing and listening material for all ages. Choose from our collection of over 3,000 items. You will find material to borrow which can educate, answer faith questions, inspire you spiritually, and entertain you and your family.

When is the Library open?

The Library has volunteer staff to assist you for one half hour after these weekend masses:

Saturdays—5:00 p.m.
Sundays—9:00 a.m., 10: 45 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
The Library is also available on a self-serve basis during church office hours (weekdays, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.).
Library signs explain how to sign out and return materials.

Who may use the Library?

All parishioners of St. Patrick’s Church are welcome to use the Library. There is no cost for membership. Simply fill out a membership form, one per family, before borrowing for the first time. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All items borrowed, including children’s items, must be signed out by an adult family member.

How long is the lending period?

Books and audio may be borrowed for 4 weeks and may be renewed once.
DVDs may be borrowed for 1 week and may be renewed once.
Seasonal items (Advent/Christmas or Lent/Easter) may be borrowed for 1 week.

Volunteer Opportunities in The Library?

Do you love books and reading? Do you appreciate organization and have a good eye for detail? Would you like to serve our Lord and fellow parishioners in a way that can help others on their personal faith journeys? If so, you may find volunteering in the library to be fulfilling for you. Volunteer opportunities in the library include:

Becoming an after-mass assistant, helping borrowers, processing returns, and keeping the library organized and tidy. Helping to catalogue and process new books on an as-needed basis. Helping with library promotions and special events.


Library Subjects for Adults

Apologetics (Why and what we believe)
Bible Study
Biography (Saints, Popes, etc.)
Catechetic (What we believe)
Christian Fiction
Church History
Family and Christian Life
Inspirational Literature
Jesus
Liturgy
Mary
Music
Pastoral Care (of the sick & elderly)
Prayer and Rosary
Sacraments
Seasonal (Advent/Christmas; Lent/Easter)
Spirituality
Stewardship & Lay Ministry
Theology
Women’s Christianity

For Children and Youth

Illustrated Bible Stories
Children’s Bibles
Christian Children’s Fiction
Sacraments & Saints for Children
Teen Advice Books
Youth Fiction
Christian DVD’s Including Veggie Tales


Library Contacts: 403-254-6878 | library@stpatrickcalgary.com