Books, Apps, and Other Helpful Links

Assumption Library

  • The library currently holds just over 900 titles. See library catalog.

  • We have resources dealing with grief, prayer, the saints, Jesus, Mary, Church history and doctrine, Papal encyclicals, U.S. Bishops Conference documents, and the Vatican.

  • The library is open during regular office hours.

Catholic Mobile Apps, Podcasts, Websites

There are many Catholic mobile apps parishioners can install on their smartphones or tablets. Most are not officially approved by the Catholic Church but they are good tools in our journey of faith.

Highly Rated Catholic Apps by 17 Categories Below are some of the highlights and more

Laudate - Catholic Apptitude - Apple, Android and Kindle Fire, Free, Rated # 1 - Daily Mass Readings, Catechism, New American Bible, Confession, Rosary with a Podcast, Stations of the Cross, Prayers, and more.

myParish - Free, Apple, Android - Messages, Calendar, Daily Mass readings, Assumption BVM Homilies, News, Giving, Confession, Parish Info, Mass Time, Prayers, Bulletins, Groups, Resources

Jesuit Prayer - Free Android, Apple - Jesuit Prayer offers daily scripture, Ignatian reflections, and prayer. Excellent.

Formed - is a subscription service offering (Contact Us for code) access to thousands of studies, films, audios, and eBooks. Android, Apple

iMissal - ($4.99) in Apple , Android, Kindle - Daily Mass Reading, Prayers, bible and more.

Saint of the Day, (Free) Android, Apple, - Short audio and text about the Saint of the Day.

Catholicer Beads (Free) Android, Apple rosary (iOS 10 or later) - highly advanced application. Try it out! Need to create an account, do this first on the website, then download the app.

3D Catholic - "(Free) Android, Apple Prayers and devotions. Works on longer mobile screens, but not on short screens.

The Confession App ($.99) | Android | Apple

Bible Gateway (Free) Apple, Android and Kindle Fire.

Holy Bible - (Free) Apple, Android, "Download the free app and access your bookmarks, notes, and reading plans from anywhere. Enjoy hundreds of versions, including audio, .... "

Pope App - Vatican News - (Free) Apple and Android

Catechism of the Catholic Church iPieta ($.99) | Android | Apple

Catholic News Agency (Free) Android, Apple Excellent Catholic App.

The Catholic Novena Free. Android, Apple "Novenas are nine day Catholic prayers through the intercession of a saint. ... "

Prayer app Free Apple "More than 2,000 Catholic prayers–the ultimate reference to Catholic Prayers for your iPhone and iPod Touch!"

Mass Times - Free, for travel Apple, Android

Little Blue Book, $10 per year subscription, Apple and Android. One yearly subscription of $10 will get you digital access to all three books.

Accordance - Free - Apple Bible study.

Daily Readings from New American Bible - USCCB - iTunes - Podcast Free

America Media - iTunes - Podcasts - "Interviews with editors and writers of America magazine, the Jesuit review of faith and culture. Hosted by Kerry Weber and Matt Malone, S.J."

Word on Fire Podcasts website by Bishop Robert Barron and iTunes, Android

Credible Catholic website - "The Credible Catholic Series is a complete set of 20 “Modules”. These 20 modules act as a companion to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC). The modules cover all 4 parts of the CCC explaining difficult to understand concepts. More importantly, they cover materials addressing the issues that affect our society today. "

Faith and Family - Franciscan Media - free weekly emails.

Catholic News and websites

"When you read this you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ," (Ephesians 3)