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Book of the Month – May and June 2024

The Father: 30 Meditations to Draw You Into the Heart of God 

by Fr. Mark Mary Ames

Saying the Our Father prayer that Jesus taught us from 2,000 years ago when He walked this earth is a fairly normal thing for most Christians.  Many of us as Catholic Christians, say the Our Father prayer many times every single day.  However, how often do we take some time to reflect on God relating to us in personal way as a true and real father.  Fr. Mark Mary Ames is a young Capuchin Franciscan priest in New York City, and he does a remarkable job in his new book, The Father, to bring our belief and Scripture itself into a new light in this way.  Fr. Mark Mary uses real stories and examples to easily bring the reader into a new understanding of Scripture and help us to pray through our relationship with God as a Father.  These reflections and stories are split up into 30 different chapters or days, and they are only a few pages long, which make this book easily readable and digestible for the average person.  If you want to grow in friendship with God, in love of God, and in a relationship with God, then please consider joining our parish in reading this book over the next two months of May and June.  As usual, you will need to purchase this book to read it, but please also let me know if you don’t have the money to purchase it and would really like to do that this time around.  Once again, please consider reading through this book, and also consider joining us either way on Wednesday, June 26th from 7:30 – 8:30 pm in the social hall for our book discussion.                                        Thank you all, and God Bless you!