Parish Library & Living Your Strengths
The Mission of the Epiphany Parish Library
To enhance the spiritual journey of those seeking to understand their faith, to pursue a deeper relationship with God, or to be more informed in the teachings of the Church, the saints, prayers, meditations, Marian apparitions, and more.The Collection includes an inventory of 5,000 books, CDs, DVDs, VHS', cassette tapes, and periodicals. It is arranged alphabetically by categories beginning with Abortion - - - Vatican City, making it more patron friendly. Included, is a comprehensive children's library for ages, toddler to young teens, with many books and DVDs available in age appropriate format.
Books may be checked out for three weeks. CDs, DVDs, VHS' and cassette tapes for one week. All library services are free.
Volunteer positions are always available. (For more information, call Carol at 941-244-0523)
June 1 to September 30
Sunday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
October 1 to May 31
Sunday 8:30am - 12:00 pm
Wednesdays 9:00 am - 12:00pm
Book Suggestion: The grunt padre by Daniel L. Mode is the true story of a young priest who was a missionary in China. When the Vietnam war started , he asked to be a military chaplain and was assigned to a Marine Corp unit in Vietnam. He formed strong bonds with all of the men and even though he did not engage in battle, he was always with them in the midst of the fighting. In one particularly brutal battle, a young soldier was critically wounded and Father Capodonna went out into the line of fire to bring him back. Father Capodonna himself was killed doing this. Two years later, He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor! Two years ago, he was canonized a Saint by Pope Francis. In September, EWTN is starting a series about this remarkable priest! The book is available in our Epiphany Parish Library and is a fascinating read.
Magi Hall, Corner of Tampa Ave. and Harbor Drive
Living Your Strengths--Continue the Journey
If you have ever wondered “Am I doing what God wants me to do” or “What is it that God wants me to be or do” then this program can help you answer that question! Why do you act as you do? Join us and discover the answer for yourself. Living Your Strengths—Continue the Journey is based on the book “Living Your Strengths” by Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. and an associated StrengthsFinder assessment (found in the book). The book can be purchased in the gift shop for $15.00 and is the only purchase necessary. Through the assessment (taken on line), you will receive your top 5 God-given gifts that you have turned into strengths. Each person has 34, but this program only concentrates on the top 5 because that is what you use the most. Continue the Journey is that part of the program which brings awareness and understanding of your unique God-given gifts and the unique gifts of others for enhancing your home, work, community and spiritual life! The program consists of five 2-hour sessions held in Magi Hall starting Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 and running every Saturday to and including Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. They begin promptly at 9:30AM and finish at 11:30AM. Each week builds on the week before. This is interesting, informative, insightful, and absolutely FUN! This is also a great lead into Lent!
For more information or to sign up for the program (make sure you have purchased your book first as they are limited), call Susan Hanks @ 941-468-2225.