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St. Francis Calendar for March 2018


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

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
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 Commemoration of St. Katharine DrexelBorn in 1858 into a prominent Philadelphia family, Katharine Drexel became imbued with love for God and neighbor. She took an avid interest in the material and spiritual well-being of black and native Americans. She began by donating money but soon concluded that more was needed and she founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Black and Native American peoples, whose members would work for the betterment of those they were called to serve. From the age of 33 until her death in 1955, she dedicated her life and a fortune of 20 million dollars to this work. At her death there were more than 500 Sisters teaching in 63 schools throughout the country. Katharine was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000.

 
 
4
 3rd Sunday of Lent

 
 
5
 
 
 
6
 
 
 
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.

 
 
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 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.

 
 
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11
 4th Sunday of Lent

 
 
12
 
 
 
13
 
 
 
14
 
 
 
15
 
 
 
16
 
 
 
17
 Commemoration of St. PatrickSaint Patrick was born in Great Britain about the year 385. As a young man he was captured and sold as a slave in Ireland where he had to tend sheep. Having escaped from slavery, he chose to enter the priesthood, and later, as a bishop, he tirelessly preached the Gospel to the people of Ireland where he converted many to the faith and established the Church. He died at Down in 461.

 
 
18
 5th Sunday of Lent

 
 
19
 St. JosephSaint Joseph was a carpenter by trade and the husband of Mary and foster-father of Jesus. He was a faithful servant of 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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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25
 Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

 
 
26
 Monday in Holy Week

 
 
27
 Tuesday in Holy Week

 
 
28
 Wednesday in Holy Week

 
 
29
 Holy Thursday

 
 
30
 Good Friday

 
 
31
 Holy Saturday

 
 
1    Thursday
 
2    Friday
 
3    Saturday
 Commemoration of St. Katharine DrexelBorn in 1858 into a prominent Philadelphia family, Katharine Drexel became imbued with love for God and neighbor. She took an avid interest in the material and spiritual well-being of black and native Americans. She began by donating money but soon concluded that more was needed and she founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Black and Native American peoples, whose members would work for the betterment of those they were called to serve. From the age of 33 until her death in 1955, she dedicated her life and a fortune of 20 million dollars to this work. At her death there were more than 500 Sisters teaching in 63 schools throughout the country. Katharine was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000.
4    Sunday
 3rd Sunday of Lent
5    Monday
 
6    Tuesday
 
7    Wednesday
 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    Thursday
 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    Friday
 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    Saturday
 
11    Sunday
 4th Sunday of Lent
12    Monday
 
13    Tuesday
 
14    Wednesday
 
15    Thursday
 
16    Friday
 
17    Saturday
 Commemoration of St. PatrickSaint Patrick was born in Great Britain about the year 385. As a young man he was captured and sold as a slave in Ireland where he had to tend sheep. Having escaped from slavery, he chose to enter the priesthood, and later, as a bishop, he tirelessly preached the Gospel to the people of Ireland where he converted many to the faith and established the Church. He died at Down in 461.
18    Sunday
 5th Sunday of Lent
19    Monday
 St. JosephSaint Joseph was a carpenter by trade and the husband of Mary and foster-father of Jesus. He was a faithful servant of 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    Tuesday
 
21    Wednesday
 
22    Thursday
 
23    Friday
 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    Saturday
 
25    Sunday
 Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
26    Monday
 Monday in Holy Week
27    Tuesday
 Tuesday in Holy Week
28    Wednesday
 Wednesday in Holy Week
29    Thursday
 Holy Thursday
30    Friday
 Good Friday
31    Saturday
 Holy Saturday

*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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