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Live Stream of our St Lucy Mass

We are happy to announce that we will be live streaming the
St Lucy Mass on
December 13, at 12 noon via YouTube. The link is
St. Lucy Mass Live Stream

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Latest Braille Additions as of October

- Moved by the Spirit: God’s Power at Work in His People by Kevin Perrotta (B1636, 2 volumes): The Spirit acts in us as architect and contractor to bring about God’s plan for our lives. This six-session Bible study explores such questions as: What does the Spirit come to do in us? How can we experience his presence and cooperate with him? What will happen if we do?

- The Disabled Disciple: Ministering in a Church Without Barriers by Elizabeth J. Brown, Ph.D. (B1636, 2 volumes): This book is a must-read for ministers and pastors. Its impact is twofold - it not only tells how to minister more effectively to the disabled, but it also explains how the disabled can become invaluable contributors to the parish’s ministry.

- Saint Francis De Sales from online sources (B1638, 1 volume): Short biographical sketches.

- Saint Jane Frances De Chantal from online sources (B1639, 1 volume): Short biographical sketches.

- Malvern Retreat House Retreat Handbook from the Malvern Retreat House (B1640, 2 volumes): Handbook used at the Retreat House specializing in retreats on healing, marriage, addiction, grief, etc.

- In the School of the Holy Spirit by Jacques Philippe (B1642, 1 volume): The Holy Spirit is no less involved in our lives than the Father and the Son, yet many are unaware of this. This work will lead you to be more attentive to the movements of the Holy Spirit in your life as you learn to value the third person of the Trinity as the Sanctifier of your soul.

- Novenas to Saint Anne and Saint Joachim from online sources (B1643, 1 volume): Novenas dedicated to the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

- Into the Deep: Finding Peace Through Prayer by Dan Burke (B1644, 1 volume): Discover why growing in prayer, which sometimes can be compared to a battle, is worth every ounce of effort you give it. Even if you’ve never prayed, or if you’ve never developed the habit of daily prayer, God is waiting to meet you where you are and encourage you every step of the way.

- Discernment: The Art of Choosing Well, Revised Edition by Pierre Wolff (B1645, 2 volumes): This title helps readers find a comprehensive guide to making choices, either individually or in groups. It is based on the time-tested spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the sixteenth-century founder of the Jesuits who developed a systemic way of considering and making choices.

- Manual of Minor Exorcisms by Bishop Julian Porteous (B1646, 1 volume): This manual, intended for priests, contains prayers for minor exorcisms. This manual is meant to assist priests in dealing with situations where spiritual affliction may be present.

- The Intimacy You Desire: Growing in Love with God Through the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius by Tom Elliott (B1647, 2 volumes): Spiritual director Tom Elliott guides us toward accepting God’s invitation to mutuality in the same vein as St. Ignatius Loyola. This title offers Ignatius’ insights into how mutuality and intimacy can be experienced and developed, and it provides striking examples and practical steps for developing that relationship and our personal prayer time.

- Moved by the Spirit: A Call to Work with People Living with Blindness and Visual Impairments by Dolores Hanley McDiarmid (B1650, 2 volumes): This title, written by our Advisory Group member Dolores Hanley McDiarmid, discusses the transformation of the lives of people who are living with blindness and visual impairments, and also about the surprising role blind people have played in the transformation of the author’s life.

- The Two Shall Become One: The Sacraments of Reconciliation and Marriage An Examination of Conscience for Married Persons from USCCB (B1651, 1 volume): God calls most men and women to the married vocation. This is a great honor and an immense challenge. To fulfill this marvelous calling we need Christ’s help; we need his Spirit’s power.

- Saint Jerome from online sources (B1653, 1 volume): Short Biographical Sketches on the patron saint of libraries.

- Living As Missionary Disciples: A Resource for Evangelization Leaderhip from USCCB (B1656, 1 volume): Provides dioceses and parishes and other church ministries with a road map to “new paths for the Church’s journey” of evangelization. Offers principles that dioceses and parishes can apply to their efforts in evangelization and missionary discipleship.

- Reflections: The Life and Writings of a Young Blind Woman in Post Revolutionary France by Therese-Adele Husson (B1658, 2 volumes): Therese-Adele Husson, a young blind woman from provincial France, wrote an audacious manifesto about her life, French society, and her hopes for the future in the years following the Revolution and before the invention of braille.

- True Devotion to Mary by Eddie Doherty (B1659, 2 volumes): Provides meditations and exercises which can bring you a life lived more closely in conformance with the teachings of Jesus Christ, through the emulation of the perfect virtues and example of his mother, Mary.

- I Want to See: What the Story of Blind Bartimaeus Teaches Us about Fear, Surrender and Walking the Path to Joy by Roc O’Connor, SJ (B1660, 2 volumes): In his inspiring and lucid exploration of the gospel, O’Connor shows us how Bartimaeus sits not only at the roadside but at the center of everything Mark wants us to know about being a disciple of Jesus. Bartimaeus knows he is blind and living in poverty and despair. And in knowing this, he cries out for help and ends up following Jesus on the path to life.

- The Proverbs Explained: A Blueprint for Christian Living by Father Mitch Pacwa (B1661, 2 volumes): Fr. Mitch Pacwa does a fantastic job of organizing and explaining the inspired words of Sacred Scripture. This book should be on the shelf of anyone wanting solid biblical guidance on family life, money-matters, business ethics, chastity, growth in virtue, and a host of other topics relevant to everyday life.

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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

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
December 2, 2018 - First Sunday of Advent
December 3, 2018 - Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, patron of missions
December 7, 2018 - Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop, and Doctor of the Church
December 8, 2018 - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
December 12, 2018 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 13, 2018 - Memorial of Saint Lucy, patron saint of the blind (join us at St. Francis Xavier Church NYC at 12:00 noon to celebrate her feast day Mass!)
December 14, 2018 - Memorial of Saint John of the Cross
December 24, 2018 - Christmas Eve (XSB offices closed)
December 25, 2018 - Christmas Day (XSB offices closed)
December 26, 2018 - Feast of Saint Stephen (XSB offices closed)
December 27, 2018 - Feast of Saint John, Apostle, and evangelist
December 28, 2018 - Feast of the Holy Innocents
December 30, 2018 - Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
December 31, 2018 - New Year’s Eve
January 1, 2019 - New Year’s Day; Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God (XSB Offices closed)
January 2, 2019 - Memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen
January 5, 2019 - Memorial of Saint John Neumann
January 13, 2019 - The Baptism of the Lord
January 21, 2019 - Memorial of Saint Agnes; Martin Luther King Jr. Day (XSB Offices closed)
January 22, 2019 - Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
January 24, 2019 - Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales
January 25, 2019 - Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul
January 29, 2019 - Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas
January 31, 2019 - Memorial of Saint John Bosco

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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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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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