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St. Francis Calendar for April 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
 Easter Sunday

 
 
2
 Monday in Easter Week

 
 
3
 Tuesday in Easter Week

 
 
4
 Wednesday in Easter Week

 
 
5
 Thursday in Easter Week

 
 
6
 Friday in Easter Week

 
 
7
 Saturday in Easter Week

 
 
8
 2nd Sunday of Easter

 
 
9
 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.”

 
 
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11
 St. StanislausSaint Stanislaus was born in the town of Szczepanow in Poland around the year 1030. He studied in Paris and was ordained to te priesthood. In 1071 he succeeded Bishop Lambert at Cracow. In this post he ruled as a good shepherd by helping the poor and visiting his clerics every year. He courageously rebuked King Boleslaus who put him to death in 1097.

 
 
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13
 St. Martin ISaint Martin was born at Todi in Umbria. He became a member of the clergy of Rome and was elected pope in 649. He convened the council which condemned the heresy of the Monothelites. In 653 he was taken prisoner by the Emperor Constans and detained in Constantinople where he was forced to suffer many indignities. Finally, having been exiled to Kherson, he died in 656.

 
 
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15
 3rd Sunday of Easter

 
 
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17
 
 
 
18
 
 
 
19
 
 
 
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21
 St. AnselmSaint Anselm was born at Aosta in Piedmont in 1033. He entered the Benedictine Order at the monastery of Bec in France. While he quickly progressed in the spiritual life, he taught theology to his fellow students. He went to England where he was appointed archbishop of Canterbury. He fought vigorously for the freedom of the Church, and for this he was twice exiled. He has achieved fame for his writings, especially those on mystical theologuy. He died in 1109.

 
 
22
 4th Sunday of Easter

 
 
23
 St. GeorgeThe veneration of Saint George began as early as the fourth century at Lydda in Palestine, where a church was built in his honor. From antiquity this veneration has spread throughout both the East and the West. or St. AdalbertSaint Adalbert was ordained the Bishop of Prague in 983. During his episcopate he encouraged the evangelization of the Magyars. Having founded the monastery of Brevnov, he was forced into exile by the nobility of Prague. He tirelessly preached the Gospel in Poland, Hungary, Russia, and Prussia, where he was martyred at the age of 41.

 
 
24
 St. Fidelis of SigmaringenSaint Fidelis was born in the town of Sigmaringen in Germany in 1578. He entered the Order of Friars Minor Capuchins and led an austere life of penance, vigils and prayer. Continuously engaged in preaching the word of God, he was commissioned by the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith to preach in the canton of the Grisons. In 1622 he was attacked by a band of heretics and suffered martyrdom at Seewis in Switzerland.

 
 
25
 St. MarkSaint Mark, a cousin of Barnabas, accompanied Saint Paul on his first missionary journey and later went with him to Rome. He was a disciple of Saint Peter whose teaching was the basis for Mark’s gospel. Mark is said to be the founder of the church of Alexandria.

 
 
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28
 St. Peter ChanelSaint Peter Chanel was born in the town of Cuet in France in 1803. After ordination to the priesthood, he was engaged in pastoral work for a few years. He then joined the Marists and journeyed to Oceania to preach the Gospel. Despite many hardships he converted some of the natives to the faith. Out of hatred for the faith, a band of native warriors killed him in 1841 on the island of Futuna. or St. Louis de Montfort Saint Louis was born to a poor family in 1673 at Montfort-La-Cane in Brittany. Ordained at the age of 27, he was deeply devoted to the Blessed Virgin, as exemplified by his book The Secret of the Rosary, the first work to describe the method by which the Rosary is prayed even to our day. During his life he founded both a missionary band of men (Company of Mary) and a religious institute of women devoted to the poor (Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Wisdom).

 
 
29
 5th Sunday of Easter

 
 
30
 St. Pius VSaint Pius V was born near Alessandria in Italy in 1504. He entered the Dominican Order and taught theology. After being ordained a bishop and named a cardinal, he became pope in 1566. He vigorously implemented the reform of the Church begun at the Council of Trent, promoted the spread of the faith and renewed divine worship. He died on May 1, 1572.

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
1    Sunday
 Easter Sunday
2    Monday
 Monday in Easter Week
3    Tuesday
 Tuesday in Easter Week
4    Wednesday
 Wednesday in Easter Week
5    Thursday
 Thursday in Easter Week
6    Friday
 Friday in Easter Week
7    Saturday
 Saturday in Easter Week
8    Sunday
 2nd Sunday of Easter
9    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.”
10    Tuesday
 
11    Wednesday
 St. StanislausSaint Stanislaus was born in the town of Szczepanow in Poland around the year 1030. He studied in Paris and was ordained to te priesthood. In 1071 he succeeded Bishop Lambert at Cracow. In this post he ruled as a good shepherd by helping the poor and visiting his clerics every year. He courageously rebuked King Boleslaus who put him to death in 1097.
12    Thursday
 
13    Friday
 St. Martin ISaint Martin was born at Todi in Umbria. He became a member of the clergy of Rome and was elected pope in 649. He convened the council which condemned the heresy of the Monothelites. In 653 he was taken prisoner by the Emperor Constans and detained in Constantinople where he was forced to suffer many indignities. Finally, having been exiled to Kherson, he died in 656.
14    Saturday
 
15    Sunday
 3rd Sunday of Easter
16    Monday
 
17    Tuesday
 
18    Wednesday
 
19    Thursday
 
20    Friday
 
21    Saturday
 St. AnselmSaint Anselm was born at Aosta in Piedmont in 1033. He entered the Benedictine Order at the monastery of Bec in France. While he quickly progressed in the spiritual life, he taught theology to his fellow students. He went to England where he was appointed archbishop of Canterbury. He fought vigorously for the freedom of the Church, and for this he was twice exiled. He has achieved fame for his writings, especially those on mystical theologuy. He died in 1109.
22    Sunday
 4th Sunday of Easter
23    Monday
 St. GeorgeThe veneration of Saint George began as early as the fourth century at Lydda in Palestine, where a church was built in his honor. From antiquity this veneration has spread throughout both the East and the West. or
St. AdalbertSaint Adalbert was ordained the Bishop of Prague in 983. During his episcopate he encouraged the evangelization of the Magyars. Having founded the monastery of Brevnov, he was forced into exile by the nobility of Prague. He tirelessly preached the Gospel in Poland, Hungary, Russia, and Prussia, where he was martyred at the age of 41.
24    Tuesday
 St. Fidelis of SigmaringenSaint Fidelis was born in the town of Sigmaringen in Germany in 1578. He entered the Order of Friars Minor Capuchins and led an austere life of penance, vigils and prayer. Continuously engaged in preaching the word of God, he was commissioned by the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith to preach in the canton of the Grisons. In 1622 he was attacked by a band of heretics and suffered martyrdom at Seewis in Switzerland.
25    Wednesday
 St. MarkSaint Mark, a cousin of Barnabas, accompanied Saint Paul on his first missionary journey and later went with him to Rome. He was a disciple of Saint Peter whose teaching was the basis for Mark’s gospel. Mark is said to be the founder of the church of Alexandria.
26    Thursday
 
27    Friday
 
28    Saturday
 St. Peter ChanelSaint Peter Chanel was born in the town of Cuet in France in 1803. After ordination to the priesthood, he was engaged in pastoral work for a few years. He then joined the Marists and journeyed to Oceania to preach the Gospel. Despite many hardships he converted some of the natives to the faith. Out of hatred for the faith, a band of native warriors killed him in 1841 on the island of Futuna. or
St. Louis de Montfort Saint Louis was born to a poor family in 1673 at Montfort-La-Cane in Brittany. Ordained at the age of 27, he was deeply devoted to the Blessed Virgin, as exemplified by his book The Secret of the Rosary, the first work to describe the method by which the Rosary is prayed even to our day. During his life he founded both a missionary band of men (Company of Mary) and a religious institute of women devoted to the poor (Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Wisdom).
29    Sunday
 5th Sunday of Easter
30    Monday
 St. Pius VSaint Pius V was born near Alessandria in Italy in 1504. He entered the Dominican Order and taught theology. After being ordained a bishop and named a cardinal, he became pope in 1566. He vigorously implemented the reform of the Church begun at the Council of Trent, promoted the spread of the faith and renewed divine worship. He died on May 1, 1572.

*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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