Book Club’s October Reading: “Bored Again Catholic”

Our book-of-the-month for October is Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life. Author Tim O’Malley, in a series of reflections on every part of the Mass, challenges us to turn the idea of boredom on its head, calling boredom the good boredom that opens us to the quiet interior space where we can encounter God a sweet gift. Timothy P. O’Malley, Ph.D. is director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy in the McGrath Institute for Church Life. He teaches in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He researches in the areas of liturgy, catechesis, and Christian spirituality. He is the author of Liturgy and the New Evangelization: Practicing the Art of Self-Giving Love (Liturgical Press, 2014). He and his wife Kara live in South Bend and have one son.  The Pathways of Belief Book Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:45 pm in Columbus Hall (317 Vermont Ave.).  Copies of October’s book are available in the parish office and at the Paraclete Bookstore in Knoxville.