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Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Center

SFOA Parish Book Club

Thurs, Nov. 4 at 6:00 pm invites you to join us for refreshments and discussion. Please read Chapters 2, 3, and 4, discussion begins at 6:45 pm.

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SFOA Parish Book Club

Time & Location

Nov 04, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Center, 5265 Placida Rd, Englewood, FL 34224, USA

About the Event

Every first Thursday of the month beginning on October 7 at 6:00 pm, join us for refreshments and discussion.  You may purchase the first book, "Living the Mass," by Father Dominic Grassi and Joe Paprocki at Books-A-Million or any online or local bookstore before the first class.  Please read the first chapter of the book before each class.

From Sunday Mass to Monday mayhem:  Can the central act of Catholic worship transform our daily lives?

In the United States, only 25% of self-proclaimed Catholics attend Mass weekly. Many Catholics believe that far more people would attend if only the homilies were better, or the music was more inspiring, or the list goes on. But best-selling authors Fr. Dominic Grassi and Joe Paprocki are convinced that the real problem lies not in the Mass itself but in a lack of understanding of how the Mass prepares each person to live day in and day out as a baptized Catholic Christian.  In Living the Mass, Grassi and Paprocki show how each part of the Mass relates to our baptismal call, closing the chasm between Sunday Mass and daily life. This newly revised edition considers the changes in the new Roman Missal, yet rather than isolating those texts or commenting on them, the authors have integrated the changes seamlessly into the book. This assimilation ensures that readers stay focused on the core message of the book—how the Mass as a whole changes us—rather than become sidetracked by the Missal’s new texts. Ideal for the countless Catholics who attend Mass simply out of habit, for the many who haven’t been to Mass in a while, or for anyone seeking to join the Catholic Church, Living the Mass compellingly demonstrates how the one hour spent at Mass on Sunday can truly transform the other 167 hours of the week.

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