Columba Books offers free books to parishes!

Columba Books offers free books to parishes!

The publisher of Columba books and The Irish Catholic has offered free books and e-books to parishes so that parishioners can engage in spiritual reading while masses around the country are disrupted during Lent.

“’Beautiful books to lift your spirit’ is our motto and if ever people needed a lift it is now. Catholics are dispensed from Mass but the churches are open and it’s a wonderful opportunity to catch up on spiritual reading, because it’s also Lent and it’s time to reflect on life and its meaning. The current crisis pares back all the nonsense and make us appreciate our health and loved ones,” says publisher Garry O’Sullivan.

The books include titles from renowned authors such as Sr Stan, Donal Harrington, Finbar O’Leary and many more (find a complete list below).

“The churches staying open is also a great sign of hope to the community and a reminder that there is a heart and a centre in the parish. This is why we are reporting from all over the country so Catholics can get reliable information on what’s happening.”

We are also giving free access to the digital edition of the Magnificat so people can have the daily readings, and our app YourParish App (available on App Store and Google Play) is also available for individuals who are looking for the daily readings and reflections.”

The books included in the offer for parishes are:

Daily Thoughts for the Lenten Journey

Lent for the Not-So-Holy

Lent with Saint John’s Gospel

Liturgical Resources for Lent & Eastertide

Praying at Easter

Maranatha Yoga

Failte Pope Francis

Pope Francis in Ireland

Letter from Aleppo

Tomorrow’s Parish


Where I find God

Crazy Chronicles of a Parish Life

Awakening Inner Peace

Fifty Masses with Children

Friend of the Poor: Mary Aikenhead

The Francis Effect DVD

Please visit our ‘Special Offers‘ page to see all the books on sale.

If you are a parish and would like to avail of these books for free (just pay postage), please feel free to contact Mahak Verma at or call 01-6874028.