Cathedral Parish gift and book stall expands

Decrease font size
Increase font size
Print this page
Email to friend
Share to Facebook
Share to Twitter
Cathedral Parish gift and book stall expands
L-R: St Mary’s Cathedral Parish Administrator Fr Shammi Perera, Liz Horne and Paul Graham from Graham Family Funerals.

Tasmanians seeking some spiritual reading or a religious gift have cause to rejoice now that a recent donation has meant that St Mary’s Cathedral Parish gift and book stall has been able to expand its stock and display areas.
The parish gift and book stall was opened in February last year due to demand from local Catholics for religious items.
Cathedral office manager Liz Horne says that grandmothers were telling her that there was nowhere to buy religious items, and that they were resorting to giving their grandchildren secular gifts when they celebrated the sacraments.

Initially consisting of just one vertical display cabinet, Ms Horne says they were limited by space constraints as to how many items could be stocked.

However, a recent donation by Graham Family Funerals has meant that the Cathedral parish has been able to purchase a second display cabinet and expand the items available.

“In the beginning I only stocked Missals, Bibles, Rosary beads, a few children's books, sacramental gifts, and a few contemporary books as well and cards, but the frustration was that because it was small, I had only two of each and then as soon as I had sold two, I had to order more,” Ms Horne said.

The gift stall also stocks popular Catholic books by authors like Scott Hahn and Edward Sri, as well as CDs, saint medals, statues and crucifixes.