The Holy Family Bookstore is open for in-store shopping!
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Appointments are no longer necessary but we suggest calling ahead (626)403-6133 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, just in case!
MASKS ARE A MUST and we ask that you use hand sanitizer as you enter the store. (It’s available on the counter)
If you prefer not to shop in the store, we still accommodate curbside pick-up and USPO shipping requests.
“Eucharist” by Bishop Robert Barron
Fr. Albert’s Selections for August,
is available at the Bookstore!
For many Catholics today, the Eucharist is merely a symbol of Christ, and the Mass is merely a collectivity of like-minded individuals gathering to remember His life. But the truth of what is made present on the altar and what the faithful dare to receive into their bodies and souls, is far more strange and beautiful. In this engaging theological treatise, Bishop Robert Barron offers a reintroduction to the ancient meaning and power of the Eucharist.
Through a threefold analysis of the Eucharist as sacred meal, sacrifice, and Real Presence—distinct but tightly interwoven motifs grounded in Scripture—Bishop Barron draws readers into the profound truth flowing out of Jesus’ words at the Last Supper: “Take, eat; this is my body. . . . Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant.” We are not merely invited to remember Jesus or imitate his moral example; we are invited to the grace of communion—and ultimately, to the realm of God—by eating and drinking the very self that he offers in sacrifice.
Spiritual Reading Recommendations from Msgr. Connolly
While sheltering at home during this difficult time, consider these wonderful options! The books are available for curbside pick-up from the Bookstore, at the Pastoral Center or can be shipped via USPS for a nominal charge.
Seven Storey Mountain, by Thomas Merton “Long Read, Inspirational Life Story”
Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari “Long Read, discovery..short history of humankind”
Homo Deus, by Yuval Noah Harari “Long Read…The future…fascinating…frightening”
Quiet, by Susan Cain “Do leaders come from introverts or extraverts?”
The Church That Can and Cannot Change, by John T. Noonan “And How We have Changed”
Road to Character, by David Brooks “Easy Read…teachings from biographies”
The Second Mountain, by David Brooks “Second half of life transformation”
Bridging the Great Divide, by Robert Barron “Easy Read … Engaging”
And Now I See, by Robert Barron “Easy Read…Spiritual Growth”
I Thought It Was Only Me, by Brene Brown Psychology of living, easy read, great for women”
Care of the Soul, by Thomas Moore “A Classic…read slowly”
The Soul’s Religion, by Thomas Moore “another classic, read slowly”
Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown “Easy Read…Maturing yet undiscovered”
The Gospel of Falling Down, by Mark Townsend “The grace of failure”
Grace and Beauty, by Maroko Fujimura “only for the contemplative reader, the paradox of light and darkness, reflection and thoughts on Endo’s Silence”
When the Disciple Comes of Age, by Diamruid O’Murchu “Visioning a radical spirituality of tomorrow today, complex challenging read”
Falling Upward, by Richard Rohr “good easy read, second half of life spirituality”
Ignatian Adventure, by Kevin O’Brien “demanding read, praying Ignatian Exercises”
Sabbath, by Wayne Muller “good easy read for the busy and distracted”
Pilgrimage to Eternity, by Timothy Egan “read slowly & learn , from Canterbury to Rome”
The Holy Longing, by Ronald Rolheiser “signature book, merited popularity, insightful spirituality”
Forgotten Among the Lilies, by Ronald Rolheiser “easy read”
Sacred Fire, by Ronald Rolheiser “easy worthwhile read, pastoral theology”
Scarred by Struggle Transformed By Hope, by Joan Chittister “very good, personal transformation from darkness to light”
Are You Home Tonight?, by Henri Nouwen “sensitive understanding of sacred times”
The Emergent Christ, by Ilia Delio “challenging and rewarding, to meet the cosmic Christ”
Store Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. and Monday we’re closed.
Not sure of just the right item for a gift? Gift Certificates are available in any denomination at the Bookstore.
Special Services If you do not see what you are looking for, please ask one of the Bookstore clerks. Books are available by special order. Shipping is available. Gift wrap is available for a nominal fee.
About the Holy Family Bookstore The Holy Family Bookstore, located on the lower level in the Connolly Parish Hall, is a ministry of the parish dedicated to providing a convenient source for parishioners and others to purchase religious reading material, sacramental articles, devotional items, Christian fine art, and Holy Family parish media. The Bookstore strives to be the foremost supplier of quality Catholic religious material in the San Gabriel Valley. The Bookstore is sensitive to customer needs and provides outstanding customer service.
Mission Statement The Holy Family Bookstore is a ministry dedicated to providing the community with a consistent source of current and classic religious reading material, outstanding Christian art, sacramental & devotional items, and fine religious music.
Holy Family Bookstore
1519 Fremont Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030