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St. Francis Calendar for March 2019


Move the cursor over an underlined calendar event to view more information. The notes on saints’ days are used with permission.* Events are held at their usual St. Francis location unless otherwise noted. The regular Mass schedule for the current week is also available.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
1
 
 
 
2
 
 
 
3
 Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 
 
4
 St. CasimirSaint Casimir, son of the king of Poland, was born in 1458. He practiced the Christian virtues with special regard to chastity and kindness to the poor and was zealous in the faith, particularly in his devotion to the holy eucharist and the Virgin Mary. Casimir died of consumption in 1484.

 
 
5
 
 
 
6
 Ash Wednesday

 
 
7
 Commemoration of Sts. Perpetua and FelicitySaints Perpetua and Felicity suffered martyrdom in the persecution of Septimus Severus at Carthage in 203. A most accurate account of their death still exists, derived partly from their own testimonies and partly from a writer of the period.

 
 
8
 Commemoration of St. John of GodSaint John of God was born in Portugal in 1495. After a hazardous period in the military service, he chose the better way of life and devoted himself entirely to the care of the sick. Founding a hospital in Granada, Spain, he selected assistants who later formed the Order of Hospitalers of Saint John of God. He was most distinguished for his charity to the needy and the sick. Saint John died in Granada in 1550.

 
 
9
 Commemoration of St. Frances of RomeSaint Frances was born at Rome in 1384. While still young she married and had three sons. Though living at a calamitous time, she gave her goods to the poor and looked after the needs of the sick. She was remarkable in this active work for the destitute and also in cultivating the virtues of humility and patience. In 1425 she founded the Congregation of Oblates under the rule of Saint Benedict. Saint Frances died in 1440.

 
 
10
 First Sunday of Lent

 
 
11
 
 
 
12
 
 
 
13
 
 
 
14
 
 
 
15
 
 
 
16
 
 
 
17
 Second Sunday of Lent

 
 
18
 Commemoration of St. Cyril of JerusalemSaint Cyril was born of Christian parents in 315. He succeeded Maximus as bishop of Jerusalem in 348. He was involved in the dispute over Arianism and was more than once punished with exile. His Catecheses, in which he explained to the people the true teachings of the faith and of Scripture and also the traditions of the Church, reveal his pastoral zeal. He died in 386.

 
 
19
 St. JosephSaint Joseph was a carpenter by trade and the husband of Mary and foster-father of Jesus. He was a faithful servant in God in following the message of an angel regarding the circumstances of the birth of Jesus and cared for Mary and Jesus. He is also honored on May 1 as the patron saint of workers.

 
 
20
 
 
 
21
 
 
 
22
 
 
 
23
 Commemoration of St. Turibius of MongrovejoSaint Turibius was born in Spain around the year 1538. He taught law at the University of Salamanca, and in 1580 he was chosen as bishiop of Lima and journed to America. Burning with apostolic zeal, he called together many councils and synods which successfully promoted the reform of religion throughout the whole region. He vigorously defended the laws of the Church and earnestly looked after the people committed to his care by visiting them frequently. He devoted much of his time and attention to the care of the native Indian population. He died in 1606.

 
 
24
 Third Sunday of Lent

 
 
25
 Annunciation of the LordThis feast, occurring nine months before Christmas, celebrates the Incarnation of the Son of God. Mary, believing the words of the Archangel Gabriel that she will give birth to the Son of God, gives her assent to fulfilling this role, and the Incarnation is made possible: “Be it done to me according to your word.”

 
 
26
 
 
 
27
 
 
 
28
 
 
 
29
 
 
 
30
 
 
 
31
 Fourth Sunday of Lent

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
1    Friday
 
2    Saturday
 
3    Sunday
 Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
4    Monday
 St. CasimirSaint Casimir, son of the king of Poland, was born in 1458. He practiced the Christian virtues with special regard to chastity and kindness to the poor and was zealous in the faith, particularly in his devotion to the holy eucharist and the Virgin Mary. Casimir died of consumption in 1484.
5    Tuesday
 
6    Wednesday
 Ash Wednesday
7    Thursday
 Commemoration of Sts. Perpetua and FelicitySaints Perpetua and Felicity suffered martyrdom in the persecution of Septimus Severus at Carthage in 203. A most accurate account of their death still exists, derived partly from their own testimonies and partly from a writer of the period.
8    Friday
 Commemoration of St. John of GodSaint John of God was born in Portugal in 1495. After a hazardous period in the military service, he chose the better way of life and devoted himself entirely to the care of the sick. Founding a hospital in Granada, Spain, he selected assistants who later formed the Order of Hospitalers of Saint John of God. He was most distinguished for his charity to the needy and the sick. Saint John died in Granada in 1550.
9    Saturday
 Commemoration of St. Frances of RomeSaint Frances was born at Rome in 1384. While still young she married and had three sons. Though living at a calamitous time, she gave her goods to the poor and looked after the needs of the sick. She was remarkable in this active work for the destitute and also in cultivating the virtues of humility and patience. In 1425 she founded the Congregation of Oblates under the rule of Saint Benedict. Saint Frances died in 1440.
10    Sunday
 First Sunday of Lent
11    Monday
 
12    Tuesday
 
13    Wednesday
 
14    Thursday
 
15    Friday
 
16    Saturday
 
17    Sunday
 Second Sunday of Lent
18    Monday
 Commemoration of St. Cyril of JerusalemSaint Cyril was born of Christian parents in 315. He succeeded Maximus as bishop of Jerusalem in 348. He was involved in the dispute over Arianism and was more than once punished with exile. His Catecheses, in which he explained to the people the true teachings of the faith and of Scripture and also the traditions of the Church, reveal his pastoral zeal. He died in 386.
19    Tuesday
 St. JosephSaint Joseph was a carpenter by trade and the husband of Mary and foster-father of Jesus. He was a faithful servant in God in following the message of an angel regarding the circumstances of the birth of Jesus and cared for Mary and Jesus. He is also honored on May 1 as the patron saint of workers.
20    Wednesday
 
21    Thursday
 
22    Friday
 
23    Saturday
 Commemoration of St. Turibius of MongrovejoSaint Turibius was born in Spain around the year 1538. He taught law at the University of Salamanca, and in 1580 he was chosen as bishiop of Lima and journed to America. Burning with apostolic zeal, he called together many councils and synods which successfully promoted the reform of religion throughout the whole region. He vigorously defended the laws of the Church and earnestly looked after the people committed to his care by visiting them frequently. He devoted much of his time and attention to the care of the native Indian population. He died in 1606.
24    Sunday
 Third Sunday of Lent
25    Monday
 Annunciation of the LordThis feast, occurring nine months before Christmas, celebrates the Incarnation of the Son of God. Mary, believing the words of the Archangel Gabriel that she will give birth to the Son of God, gives her assent to fulfilling this role, and the Incarnation is made possible: “Be it done to me according to your word.”
26    Tuesday
 
27    Wednesday
 
28    Thursday
 
29    Friday
 
30    Saturday
 
31    Sunday
 Fourth Sunday of Lent

*Hagiographical information from the English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours © 1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

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