Salzmann Library

Children's Story Time

Faithful Fun for Families

Saturday, November 10
10:30 a.m. in the Library


The Weight of a Mass: A Tale of Faith

The Weight of a Mass

Written by Josephine Nobisso and illustrated by Katalin Szegedi

When a poor devout widow begs for a scrap of bread from a rich faithless baker, she promises to participate in the king’s wedding Mass as payment for the baker’s generosity. The baker writes “One Mass” on a scrap of paper and places it on his scale to determine how much bread it is worth. To his and the entire town’s surprise, nothing in the shop, not even the gigantic wedding cakes made for the king, outweighs the simple piece of paper representing the true worth of a Mass. Luminous old-world watercolor paintings grace the interior of the book and gold foil artwork lends an air of solemnity and sacred beauty to the story.


There will be activities and light refreshments after the read-aloud.  Families are welcome to browse the growing collection of children's material before and after the event.

Please call 414-747-6469 if you have any questions.  We hope to see you there!

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