Friday 16th of November

The Diocese of Saskatoon Msgr. Michael J. Koch Library contains a wide variety of religious audio-visual materials and books. These videos, DVD's, audio cassettes, CD's and books are available to enrich religious education programs of all ages or to enhance an individual's spirituality.

The library has a brand new, spacious facility to better serve our patrons' needs. The library is on the second floor of Holy Family Cathedral (123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK S7S 1H1) and the building has an elevator to make it completely accessible. For further information or to have requests filled, please call the direct library phone number: (306) 659-5853. The toll-free number ( 877-661-5005 ) and email remain the same: library@saskatoonrcdiocese.com.

The library also now houses materials for Vocations/scripture studies.

Resource Centre News

New Resources

The Resource Library (123 Nelson Road) is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.(closed from noon to 1 o'clock). Please note that the library is closed on Fridays. Borrowed items may be returned to the book drop on the main floor of the building (near the elevator), which can be accessed Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays) and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Items may also be returned to the Reception desk on the second floor, which is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays). 

 

Recent Additions

Library Video
Added 1 week 3 days ago
Summary:

A Life-Changing Experience for Teens

Identity. Gender. Love. Chastity. The world is a difficult place for teens, and it has become increasingly hard for parents and educators to help teens discover the truth about their bodies, their sexuality, and their unique call to love.

In an age of “selfies” and egocentrism, You cuts through the noise to present an authentic view of the human person. It presents young people with the extraordinary story of their creation as unrepeatable individuals. But the program doesn’t stop there.

YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body introduces teens to the truth that life is not, in fact, all about them; it is about going out of themselves to be a sincere gift for others.

Library Book
Added 3 weeks 3 days ago
Summary:

Embrace Mary, the mother of God and all Christians! Pope Benedict XVI shares his thoughts on Mary as the mother of God and pillar of the Church in this two-volume book. Enjoy selections from the Pope's writings, speeches, and sermons on occasions celebrating Mary. Let the Holy Father's explanation of the special Catholic understanding of Mary's mystery enrich your faith journey. Use the space set aside in the book to record your own thoughts. For all Christians who want to learn more about Mary.

Library Book
Added 3 weeks 3 days ago
Summary:

Embrace Mary, the mother of God and all Christians! Pope Benedict XVI shares his thoughts on Mary as the mother of God and pillar of the Church in this two-volume book. Enjoy selections from the Pope's writings, speeches, and sermons on occasions celebrating Mary. Let the Holy Father's explanation of the special Catholic understanding of Mary's mystery enrich your faith journey. Use the space set aside in the book to record your own thoughts. For all Christians who want to learn more about Mary.

Library Book
Added 3 weeks 3 days ago
Summary:

Spiritual Thoughts wonderfully captures his deep spiritual and holy life and his extraordinary intelligence as expressed in the first year of his papacy and begins to unlock the mystery of who this pope will be. The short reflections from his talks, homilies, and writings presented here are prayerful, at times forceful, and always satisfying.

Library Video
Added 1 month 4 weeks ago
Summary:

This exciting study brings the Gospel to life and draws you closer to Christ. You will see Jesus as the awaited Messiah who fulfills the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament, establishes the New Law, and inaugurates the Kingdom of Heaven. Set in the rich context of Jesus’ life, Matthew shows us who Jesus is and what his life and teachings mean for us today.

Library Book
Added 3 months 2 weeks ago
Summary:

The program is based on the Catholic Elementary Curriculum Policy Document for Religious Education, Grades 1-8, which has been approved by the aforementioned Catholic Bishops and Regional Assemblies of Bishops. It reflects the content of faith expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and follows the rationale and methodology of the General Directory for Catechesis.

Library Book
Added 3 months 2 weeks ago
Summary:

Every commentary on the Book of Psalms has had to face the issue that many of these prayers commemorate and celebrate wrath and vengeance. What is needed is not ingenious exegetical rationalization of ancient texts, but the kind of transformation into a work of piety and art that is provided here.Addressed are the needs of a world seeking to counter individual and societal injustices by a global peace born of personal peace through prayer and practice. In short, here is the Book of Psalms recast in the light of the continuing revelation and evolution of the authentic religious spirit of the scriptures.

Library Book
Added 3 months 2 weeks ago
Library Book
Added 3 months 2 weeks ago
Summary:

Why is it so difficult to be grateful for the things we have? Human nature seems designed to keep us focused on what we do not have. We compete and think only of getting more. However, we can be happy. We can achieve a gratitude-driven life by learning to celebrate God’s grace and mercy, by seeing Him in everything we have. This book shows how our daily life is an encounter with God! The Gratitude-Driven Life is an exploration of several important questions: • Is it possible to change our attitude and be more grateful? • How can we achieve an attitude of gratitude? • Can we learn to appreciate simple, small things? • How can we teach ourselves to give more affirmations than complaints? The Gratitude-Driven Life is a great read for any time or season. It is a source of your daily devotional, reflection, journaling, and prayer. You can start at any page or list depending on how you are feeling right now. You can express your emotions and know you are grateful in each circumstance or situation you might be in at that particular moment. There is a story for each of your days and challenges to take, to celebrate God’s grace and mercy!

Library Video
Added 3 months 3 weeks ago