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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Triple Header Weekend

For those of you who would like to see a Pauline Book & Media display you may have a chance this weekend! We will be at three different venues:

Saturday, April 21st we will provide a book and media display at the Retreat given at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary by His Eminence, Cardinal Burke. The event goes from 9:00 AM until its closing with Holy Mass at 4:00 PM.

On Saturday in Lancaster, PA at the Marriot onvention Center, we will have a book & media display at the Catholic Men's Conference which opens its doors at 8:00 AM, and begins its conference at 9:00 AM.

On Saturday evening, April 21, and at all the Masses on Sunday, April 22, we will be at St. John Neumann Parish on Delp Rd. in Lancaster, PA.

We look forward to seeing our friends in Lancaster and at St. Charles this weekend.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Divine Mercy Sunday

Happy Easter! Christ is risen! Yes, Christ is truly risen!
This entire week is an Easter celebration in our liturgy. Sunday, April 15, will be Divine Mercy Sunday. St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in South Philadelphia will host a Pauline Book & Media Fair at all their weekend Masses. Materials will be available in English, Spanish, Indonesian and some in Vietnamese. We look forward to seeing some of our readers at St. Thomas Aquinas at S. 17th and Morris (N.W. corner of 17th and Morris). See the parish website at http//

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Holiest Week

Today Christians celebrated Palm Sunday. We commemorated the day when Jesus of Nazareth was hailed a king and greeted with palm-waving enthusiasts. Before the week was out, some of the same people turned on him with fists in the air demanding that Jesus be crucified. Today at all the Masses celebrated in the Roman Catholic church the narrative from St. Mark's gospel was proclaimed. Today's gospel ended on a somber note: Jesus' tomb was sealed by a large stone. Two women named Mary watched what happened and noted the tomb's location.
With the perspective of Christian believers we wait and watch as the two Mary's did until next weekend when the "mourning is turned into joy" and the "weeping into dancing" when the stone is rolled away and the tomb is empty.
Together let us honor our Lord whose Passion and Death we commemorate this week. Let us, especially on Holy Thursday, thank him for the gift of the priesthood and the Eucharist. For those who take a day off on Good Friday, may it be a day of prayer and silence commemorating the Lord's death on Calvary. When we were kids our mother reminded us to be more quiet on Good Friday and to pray more. It's still valid advice today.
These weeks of Lent have been busy for us at Pauline Books & Media. We were privileged to meet many good people at a variety of venues: the ManUpPhilly Men's Catholic Conference; books and media displays at St. Raymond's church inOak Lane area; at St. Vincent's in Richboro; at the Natural Family Planning Conference hosted at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Southampton; at St. Maria Goretti in Hatfield, PA; at St. Teresa School in runnemeade, NJ; at Our Lady of the Lake in Medford, NJ; and at Mom Heart of the Home retrat in Downingtown.
At each of these events a few dedicated and generous men and women helped us in countless ways: with lifting of boxes, packing, cashiering, and a myriad of ways We promise our prayers in a special way this week for all whom we have met in this Lenten season; all who helped us in many ways; and all who offered their prayers and sacrifices for our intentions.
Our next event will be a book and media display at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in South Philadelphia. It will be exciting to be in a parish with Mass in four languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Indonesian! We will be at St. Thomas on Saturday evening April 14, and at all the Masses on Sunday, April 15.
Earlier on Saturday, we will hold a display at St. Charles Seminary with the two books of Monsignor Brian Bransfield: The Human Person in the Thought of John Paul II, and Living the Beatitudes.
Have a good Holy Week!

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