St. Francis Parish Calendar St. Francis Parish Calendar

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

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
1
 
 
 
2
 5 p.m., Assisi Hall: Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

 6 p.m., St. Francis Church: Children’s Stations of the Cross

 7 p.m., St. Francis Church: Stations of the Cross
3
 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.

 8 a.m.: Legion of Mary meeting

 
4
 3rd Sunday of Lent

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting

 
5
 7 p.m.: Knights of Columbus meeting

 
 
6
 7 p.m., Conference Room: Parish Council meeting

 
 
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.

 1 p.m., Assisi Hall: Senior lunch

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 7 p.m., Assisi Hall: Earthen Vessels meeting
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.

 5 p.m., Assisi Hall: Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

 6 p.m., St. Francis Church: Children’s Stations of the Cross

 7 p.m., St. Francis Church: Stations of the Cross
10
 9 a.m.: Legion of Mary meeting

 
 
11
 4th Sunday of Lent

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting

 
12
 
 
 
13
 7 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Church: Communal Penance Service

 
 
14
 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 7 p.m., Assisi Hall: Earthen Vessels meeting

 
15
 12 noon, Assisi Hall: Catholic Daughters meeting

 
 
16
 5 p.m., Assisi Hall: Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

 6 p.m., St. Francis Church: Children’s Stations of the Cross

 7 p.m., St. Francis Church: Stations of the Cross
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.

 9 a.m.: Legion of Mary meeting

 
18
 5th Sunday of Lent

 Stone Soup Sunday

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
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.

 7 p.m.: Knights of Columbus meeting

 
20
 7 p.m., St. Francis Church: Communal Penance Service

 
 
21
 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 7 p.m., Assisi Hall: Earthen Vessels meeting

 
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.

 5 p.m., Assisi Hall: Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

 6 p.m., St. Francis Church: Children’s Stations of the Cross

 7 p.m., St. Francis Church: Stations of the Cross
24
 9 a.m.: Legion of Mary meeting

 
 
25
 Palm Sunday of the Lord’s PassionNote: The first mass on Sunday will be at 7 a.m., rather than 7:15 a.m.

 10:15 a.m., Downtown Staunton: Palm Sunday processionProcession witih other church groups from Staunton

 
26
 Monday in Holy Week

 6 p.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral, Richmond: Mass of the Chrism

 
27
 Tuesday in Holy Week

 6 p.m., Assisi Hall: Haiti Outreach meeting

 
28
 Wednesday in Holy Week

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 7 p.m., Assisi Hall: Earthen Vessels meeting
29
 Holy Thursday

 7 p.m., St. Francis Church: Mass of the Lord’s Supper

 
30
 Good Friday

 3 p.m., St. Francis Church: Stations of the Cross

 7 p.m., St. Francis Church: Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
31
 Holy Saturday

 9 a.m.: Legion of Mary meeting

 8 p.m., St. Francis Church: Easter Vigil
1    Thursday
 
2    Friday
 5 p.m., Assisi Hall: Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

 6 p.m., St. Francis Church: Children’s Stations of the Cross

 7 p.m., St. Francis Church: Stations of the Cross
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.

 8 a.m.: Legion of Mary meeting
4    Sunday
 3rd Sunday of Lent

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
5    Monday
 7 p.m.: Knights of Columbus meeting
6    Tuesday
 7 p.m., Conference Room: Parish Council meeting
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.

 1 p.m., Assisi Hall: Senior lunch

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 7 p.m., Assisi Hall: Earthen Vessels meeting
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.

 5 p.m., Assisi Hall: Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

 6 p.m., St. Francis Church: Children’s Stations of the Cross

 7 p.m., St. Francis Church: Stations of the Cross
10    Saturday
 9 a.m.: Legion of Mary meeting
11    Sunday
 4th Sunday of Lent

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
12    Monday
 
13    Tuesday
 7 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Church: Communal Penance Service
14    Wednesday
 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 7 p.m., Assisi Hall: Earthen Vessels meeting
15    Thursday
 12 noon, Assisi Hall: Catholic Daughters meeting
16    Friday
 5 p.m., Assisi Hall: Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

 6 p.m., St. Francis Church: Children’s Stations of the Cross

 7 p.m., St. Francis Church: Stations of the Cross
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.

 9 a.m.: Legion of Mary meeting
18    Sunday
 5th Sunday of Lent

 Stone Soup Sunday

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
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.

 7 p.m.: Knights of Columbus meeting
20    Tuesday
 7 p.m., St. Francis Church: Communal Penance Service
21    Wednesday
 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 7 p.m., Assisi Hall: Earthen Vessels meeting
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.

 5 p.m., Assisi Hall: Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

 6 p.m., St. Francis Church: Children’s Stations of the Cross

 7 p.m., St. Francis Church: Stations of the Cross
24    Saturday
 9 a.m.: Legion of Mary meeting
25    Sunday
 Palm Sunday of the Lord’s PassionNote: The first mass on Sunday will be at 7 a.m., rather than 7:15 a.m.

 10:15 a.m., Downtown Staunton: Palm Sunday processionProcession witih other church groups from Staunton
26    Monday
 Monday in Holy Week

 6 p.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral, Richmond: Mass of the Chrism
27    Tuesday
 Tuesday in Holy Week

 6 p.m., Assisi Hall: Haiti Outreach meeting
28    Wednesday
 Wednesday in Holy Week

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 7 p.m., Assisi Hall: Earthen Vessels meeting
29    Thursday
 Holy Thursday

 7 p.m., St. Francis Church: Mass of the Lord’s Supper
30    Friday
 Good Friday

 3 p.m., St. Francis Church: Stations of the Cross

 7 p.m., St. Francis Church: Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
31    Saturday
 Holy Saturday

 9 a.m.: Legion of Mary meeting

 8 p.m., St. Francis Church: Easter Vigil

*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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