Thursday 14th of December

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

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Added 6 days 19 hours ago
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The sexual revolution brought a terribly distorted vision of the body and sex into the mainstream. How should Christians respond? With his illuminating Theology of the Body, Pope John Paul II challenged the modern world not to stop at the surface, but to enter the depth of the “great mystery” that the body and sex reveal: a mystery that lies at the heart of the Gospel itself.Since he first discovered John Paul II’s teaching in 1993, Christopher West has devoted himself to sharing its life-transforming message with the world. In this highly anticipated work, West leads us into the depth of Christ’s “nuptial union” with the Church, demonstrating how authentic Catholic teaching on the body and sex saves us from both the libertine perspective of popular culture and the cold puritanism that has sometimes infected Christianity. In the process, West provides a blueprint for reaching our sexually broken world in the “new evangelization.”

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Added 6 days 19 hours ago
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Outlines a procedure women can use to determine the exact progression of their fertility cycle whether for purposes of avoiding or seeking pregnancy..

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Added 6 days 19 hours ago
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The unfortunate reality is that Christians are separating and divorcing at the same rate as the unbelieving world. But does separation have to mean the end? You may not feel like reconciling. You may not see hope for a reunion. But the biblical ideal for a separated couple is reconciliation. So how do you do it? When doors slam and angry words fly, when things just aren't working out, and even when your spouse has abandoned your trust, there is hope. Hope for the Separated will show you through God's Word that your marriage can be restored. Recognizing that restoration will not happen for everyone, Dr. Chapman also gives insightful advice for those who experience the pain of divorce.

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Added 6 days 19 hours ago
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Portrays a fully human Francis, with insecurities and fear, but also a gentle mystic and passionate reformer who desired to live as Jesus taught his disciples, supplemented with insights from scholars and writers including Bonaventure, Dante, G.K Chesterson and Umberto Eco. Reissue.

Library Book
Added 2 months 1 week ago
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The 5 Sex Needs provides a straightforward and candid look at the different sex needs that both men and women bring to a marriage. The Rosbergs both educate and challenge married couples to develop a godly view of sexual intimacy. This book does not cover sexual techniques; instead, the specifics include the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of sex within a marriage. This book opens the lines of communication so that a couple can openly discuss their needs and experience sexual intimacy according to God's design.

Library Book
Added 2 months 1 week ago
Summary:

In 40 Unforgettable Dates with Your Mate, America's favorite family counselors offer forty ideas for dates that are not only fun and romantic but also help readers meet their spouse's love needs. From picnics to day trips to snuggling at home, these ideas are guaranteed to put your marriage into high gear.

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Added 2 months 1 week ago
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Are you meeting all of your spouse's love needs? Do you even know what they are?

Dr. Gary and Barbara Rosberg share the groundbreaking research that shows couples how to meet each other's deepest and most intimate needs.

Gary talks to wives about A husband's top 5 love needs The secret of a man's sexuality A husband's need for unconditional love

And Barb talks to husbands about How wives spell intimacy How to safeguard your marriage against temptation What it means when a woman withdraws emotionally

Couples will discover how to uncover the deepest yearnings of each other's hearts.

Library Book
Added 2 months 1 week ago
Summary:

Get Ready to Discover the Love of Your Life All Over Again!

Remember the feeling you had on your wedding day? Your hearts brimmed with hope, promise, and the "dream" that your marriage would be perfect and your love would "last forever."

Then, like all couples, you entered the real world.

It's time to recapture your dream marriage, rekindle the romance with your spouse, and experience levels of love, commitment, and intimacy beyond your wildest dreams!

Marriage experts Dr. Gary and Barbara Rosberg share the 6 secrets that will help you and your spouse recreate the marriage you dreamed of on your wedding day and build a love that will last a lifetime!

Library Book
Added 2 months 1 week ago
Summary:

According to most relationship books, the key to a solid marriage is communication, communication, communication. Phooey, says John Gottman, Ph.D., author of the much-lauded Why Marriages Succeed or Fail. There's much more to a solid, "emotionally intelligent" marriage than sharing every feeling and thought, he points out--though most couples therapists ineffectively (and expensively) harp on these concepts.

Gottman, the director of the Gottman Institute, has found through studying hundreds of couples in his "love lab" that it only takes five minutes for him to predict--with 91 percent accuracy--which couples will eventually divorce. He shares the four not-so-obvious signs of a troubled relationship that he looks for, using sometimes amusing passages from his sessions with married couples. (One standout is Rory, the pediatrician who didn't know the name of the family dog because he spent so much time at work.)

Gottman debunks many myths about divorce (primary among them that affairs are at the root of most splits). He also reveals surprising facts about couples who stay together. They do engage in screaming matches. And they certainly don't resolve every problem. "Take Allan and Betty," he writes. "When Allan gets annoyed at Betty, he turns on ESPN. When Betty is upset with him, she heads for the mall. Then they regroup and go on as if nothing's happened. Never in forty-five years of marriage have they sat down to have a 'dialogue' about their relationship." While this may sound like a couple in trouble, Gottman found that they pass the love-lab tests and say honestly that "they are both very satisfied with their relationship and they love each other deeply."

Through a series of in-depth quizzes, checklists, and exercises, similar to the ones he uses in his workshops, Gottman provides the framework for coping with differences and strengthening your marriage. His profiles of troubled couples rescued from the brink of divorce (including that of Rory, the out-of-touch doctor) and those of still-happy couples who reinvigorate their relationships are equally enlightening. --Erica Jorgensen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Library Book
Added 6 months 2 weeks ago
Summary:

The year 2001 began as the United Nations Year of Dialogue between Civilizations. By its end, the phrase that came most readily to mind was 'the clash of civilizations.' The tragedy of September 11 intensified the danger caused by religious differences around the world. As the politics of identity begin to replace the politics of ideology, can religion become a force for peace?

The Dignity of Difference is Rabbi Jonathan Sacks's radical proposal for reconciling hatreds. The first major statement by a Jewish leader on the ethics of globalization, it also marks a paradigm shift in the approach to religious coexistence. Sacks argues that we must do more than search for values common to all faiths; we must also reframe the way we see our differences.