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Join us for our Annual St Lucy Mass

Invitation to St Lucy Mass Dec 13
Thursday, December 13, 2018
at 12:00 Noon
St. Francis Xavier Church
(16th Street
between 5th & 6th Aves.)
Celebrant - Father Jamie Dennis
Parochial Vicar of
St. Mary of the Woods
in Whitesville, KY and
braille client of XSB.
For more information
contact Aisling Redican at
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 212-502-7607

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

October 1, 2018 - Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
October 2, 2018 - Memorial of the Guardian Angels
October 4, 2018 - Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi
October 8, 2018 - Columbus Day (XSB Offices closed)
October 15, 2018 - Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
October 17, 2018 - Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop, and Martyr
October 18, 2018 - Feast of Saint Luke, Evangelist
October 19, 2018 - Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs
October 22, 2018 - Memorial of St. Pope John Paul II
November 1, 2018 - Solemnity of All Saints
November 2, 2018 - The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)
November 9, 2018 - Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
November 10, 2018 - Memorial of Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church
November 12, 2018 - Veterans Day (XSB Offices closed)
November 17, 2018 - Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious
November 21, 2018 - Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
November 22, 2018 - Thanksgiving (XSB Offices closed)
November 23, 2018 - XSB Offices closed
November 24, 2018 - Memorial of Saint Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs
November 25, 2018 - The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
November 30, 2018 - Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle

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Malachy Fallon Interview on This is the Day

Malachy Fallon, our Executive Director, was interviewed by Bishop Robert Reed on the Catholic TV show, This Is the Day.

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Advisory Board Member on TV

Sharlene Kraft, one of our Advisory Board members was interviewed by a reporter from NET TV of the Brooklyn/Queens Diocese. Sharlene Kraft is blessed with her special calling, despite what would appear to be a difficult obstacle to overcome. Currents News Tim Harfmann has her story.  The reporter accompanied Sharlene to Mass and then interviewed her at home.

NET TV Interview with Sharlene Kraft

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Latest Audio Additions as of June 14

- Mother of Christ Crusade’s Our Lady of Fatima Precious Little Book by Joao de Marchi (D1218): Published in 1947, this book contains the very important message of the Mother of Christ to the world. What happened in Fatima, Portugal proclaims the miracle. It is the presage of what the Immaculate Heart has prepared for the world.

- Gaudete Et Exsultate: Rejoice and Be Glad by Pope Francis (D7428): Apostolic Exhortation of the Holy Father Francis on the call to holiness in today’s world.

- If I’m a Christian, Why Be a Catholic: The Biblical Roots of Catholic Faith by James Hanson (D1219): How the Bible supports the Catholic faith over just being a Christian.

- Catholics and Protestants: What Can We Learn from Each Other? by Peter Kreeft (D1220): Kreeft invites the reader to explore often contentious issues with respect for both perspectives, and with genuine hope for resolution and reunion.

- Go into the Streets! The Welcoming Church of Pope Francis edited by Thomas P. Rausch, SJ and Richard R. Gaillardetz (D1221): This book calls on ten distinguished theologians to explore the ecclesial vision of the first pope from the global South. Key chapters also explore the tension between the church universal and local churches, Francis’ understanding of the importance of popular religion, and his particular vision of social justice.

- Growing Old Gratefully by William J. Byron, S.J. (D1222): As we reflect on our lives, we develop a personal spirituality that sustains us as we grow older. Far from shutting down our life and waiting for death, Growing Old Gratefully provides hope and presents a roadmap for navigating the challenges and adversities that are yet to confront us in the elder years. As Christians, it affirms that death is not what we are moving toward, it’s what we are coming from.

- Maximilian Kolbe: No Greater Love by Boniface Hanley (D1224): Kolbe was a deeply spiritual, heroic Franciscan priest, who in living the Gospel built a vast publishing network, worked for years in the missions, faced down the evils of Nazism and Communism, and who finally gave his life for another in the death camp at Auschwitz in 1941.

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Latest Braille Editions as of June 14

- Suffering by Paul Evely (B1617, 2 volumes): The mystery of human pain and deprivation cannot be understood by any philosophy; it can only be grasped by the religious spirit in relation to the suffering of Christ. Fr. Evely shows that what no philosophy can do - make suffering meaningful - can be done only by acceptance of the Christian message, an acceptance which is facilitated and abetted by his own rich insights.

- Why Be Catholic? Understanding Our Experience and Tradition by Richard Rohr and Joseph Martos (B1618, 4 volumes): The authors examine what it means to be Catholic in the United States today and present portraits of some outstanding Catholics, especially those we call saints, who have found personal fulfillment by living their faith to the utmost.

-The Power to Heal by Francis MacNutt (B1619, 4 volumes): Presents a balanced and sensible look at healing and healing prayer.

- Choosing Christ in the World: Directing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola According to Annotations Eighteen and Nineteen: Retreatants’ Edition by Joseph Tetlow, S.J. (B1620, 2 volumes): Fr. Telow offers guidance on preparing for the “Spiritual Exercises,” and for each of the retreat’s four weeks. And he provides practical advice for conducting conferences with retreatants, suggestions of scriptural passages particularly suited to prayer, and more. Choosing Christ in the World includes notes based on Fr. Tetlow’s own directorial experience.

- The Litany of the Sacred Heart by Mario Collantes (B1621, 1 volume): One of the four officially approved litanies in use in the Western rites of the Catholic Church used since the seventeenth century. It has been a valid instrument in nourishing and expressing the love of millions of devotees for Jesus, under the title of “Sacred Heart.”

- Beautiful Hope by Matthew Kelly (B1622, 2 volumes): We live in a culture that produces hopelessness with astounding consistency. When everything seems chaotic and we are faced with a multitude of negative realities, we might be tempted to say that nothing makes sense anymore. But we are not alone—God walks with us and his lively presence fills us with hope. And so we are able to smile in spite of our difficulties. Despair is defeated because God is among us. Hope does not disappoint!

- The Friendship Project: The Catholic Woman’s Guide to Making and Keeping Fabulous, Faith-Filled Friends by Michele Faehnle and emily Jaminet (B1623, 3 volumes): Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet are busy wives, mothers, and volunteers. In the midst of their active lives, Faehnle and Jaminet found themselves missing their old friends and searching for new ones. They also realized that they needed to continually work to develop deep, meaningful relationships that would allow them to be themselves, to care for others and be cared for, and to deepen their Catholic faith.

- Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World by Charles J. Chaput (B1624, 5 volumes): A vivid critique of American life today and a guide to how Christians and particularly Catholics—can live their faith vigorously, and even with hope, in a post-Christian public square.

- A Rosary for Life: The Luminous Mysteries of Pope John Paul II by U.S.C.C.B. (B1625, 1 volume): Luminous mysteries of the Rosary by Pope John Paul II.

- Annulment, the Wedding that Was: How the Church Can Declare a Marriage Null by Michael S. Foster (B1631, 4 volumes): Question-and-answer format provides an overview of the marriage law of the Church and its implications. Meant for priests or anyone studying Religious Studies, etc.

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Platinum Seal of Transparency on Guidestar

We have been awarded the Platinum Seal (highest level) by Guidestar due to our commitment to transparency!

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We Have Moved!

We have relocated to new offices as of January 4th. Our new address
248 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001-2505

Our phone number will remain the same - 212.473.7800
Thank you for all your support!

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