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St. Francis Calendar for June 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.

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1
 St. JustinSaint Justin, philosopher and martyr, was born of pagan parents at Flavia Neapolis in Samaria at the beginning of the second century. Following his conversion to the faith he wrote many works in defense of religion, of which we have only two: the Apology and the Dialogue with Trypho. He also opened a school at Rome in which public debates were held. Justin was martyred along with several companions during the reign of Marcus Aurelius around the year 165.

 6-7 p.m., St. Francis Church: Holy Hour

 
2
 Sts. Marcellinus and PeterPope Damasus is our authority for the martyrdom of Saints Marcellinus and Peter during the Diocletian persecution. He received this information from the executioner himself. They were beheaded in a grove, but their bodies were moved and buried in the cemetery of Ad duos Lauros on the Via Labicana. Once peace had been restored, the Church built a basilica over their tombs.

 
 
3
 Body and Blood of the LordThis solemnity, previously known by its Latin name “Corpus Christi,” celebrates the presence of the Lord, body and soul, in the Blessed Sacrament. It is a kind of extension of the Holy Thursday liturgy but occurring outside the solemn Holy Week commemorations. The Church teaches that since Jesus is truly present in the consecrated bread and wine, the elements are no longer merely a remembrance of his passion and death but essentially and truly become his Body and Blood and are therefore worthy of veneration. The liturgical texts for this feast were composed by St. Thomas Aquinas.

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ

 
4
 7 p.m.: Knights of Columbus meeting

 
 
5
 St. BonifaceSaint Boniface was born in England about the year 673. He was first professed in the monastic life at Exeter but in 719 went to Germany to preach the Gospel. He made many converts there and was consecrated bishop, ruling over the church at Mainz. He attracted many companions by whose help he founded or restored dioceses in Bavaria, Thuringia and Franconia. He also convened councils and promulgated laws. While preaching the Gospel to the Frisians, Saint Boniface was killed by pagans in 754. His body is buried in the monastery of Fulda.

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

 
6
 St. NorbertSaint Norbert was born in the duchy of Cleves around the year 1080. A canon of the church of Xanten, he was converted from a worldly life and, embracing the religious state, was ordained to the priesthood in 1115. Undertaking the apostolic life, he accepted the duty of preaching, particularly throughout France and Germany. Gathering together some companions, he laid the foundations of the Premonstratensian Order, for which he also founded monasteries. Elected Archbishop of Magdeburg in 1126, he reformed the Christian life and spread the faith to nearby pagan nations. Saint Norbert died in 1134.

 1 p.m., Assisi Hall: Senior lunch

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting
7
 
 
 
8
 Sacred Heart of JesusSome Protestant groups of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries preached a distorted Christianity based on the fearful idea that a whole section of humanity was inexorably damned. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus contributed a powerful argument against this view, based as it is on the infinite love of a Savior who died on the cross for all. The first Office and Mass of the Sacred Heart were composed by St. John Eudes, but the institution of the feast was a result of the appearances of our Lord to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1675. The celebration of the feast was extended to the whole Church by Pius IX in 1856.

 
 
9
 Immaculate Heart of MaryComing a day after the celebration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, this feast honors the pure heart of the mother of the Lord. St. John Eudes had preached this devotion together with that of the Sacred Heart, but it was during World War II that Pope Pius XII put the whole world under the special protection of Mary by consecrating it to her Immaculate Heart; in 1944 he decreed that in the future the whole Church should celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary so as to obtain by her intercession “peace among nations, freedom for the Church, the conversion of sinners, the love of purity, and the practice of virtue.”

 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting

 
10
 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ

 
11
 St. BarnabasBorn in Cyprus, Barnabas is numbered among the first of the faithful at Jerusalem. He preached the Gospel at Antioch and, as a companion of Saint Paul, accompanied him on his first journey. He was also present at the Council of Jerusalem. Upon returning to his own country, he continued to spread the Gospel and eventually died there.

 8:45-11:45 a.m., Assisi Hall: Vacation Church SchoolRegister at www.stfrancisparish.org/vacationschool.html

 
12
 8:45-11:45 a.m., Assisi Hall: Vacation Church SchoolRegister at www.stfrancisparish.org/vacationschool.html

 
 
13
 St. Anthony of PaduaSaint Anthony was born in Lisbon, Portugal near the end of the twelfth century. He joined the Canons Regular of Saint Augustine, but, shortly after ordination to the priesthood, transferred to the Friars Minor to devote himself to spreading the Faith among African peoples. He had his greatest success, however, preaching in France and Italy and converting heretics. He was the first member of this Order to teach theology to his brethren. His sermons are notable for their learning and gentleness. Saint Anthony died at Padua in 1231.

 8:45-11:45 a.m., Assisi Hall: Vacation Church SchoolRegister at www.stfrancisparish.org/vacationschool.html

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting
14
 
 
 
15
 
 
 
16
 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting

 
 
17
 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ

 
18
 7 p.m.: Knights of Columbus meeting

 
 
19
 St. RomualdSaint Romuald was born in Ravenna in the middle of the tenth century. He embraced the hermit’s life and for many years traveled through various lands seeking solitude and establishing small monasteries while directing himself to a life of perfection by the practice of virtues. He fought strenuously against the depraved habits of the monks of his day. He died around the year 1027.

 12 noon, Assisi Hall: Catholic Daughters meeting

 
20
 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 
 
21
 St. Aloysius GonzagaSaint Aloysius was born of the princely family of Castiglione in 1568 near Mantua in Lombardy. Instructed in piety by his mother, he manifested an inclination to religious life. He legally delivered his share of the ancestral dominion to his brother and entered the Society of Jesus. While serving the sick during a plague, he himself contracted the disease and died in 1591.

 
 
22
 St. Paulinus of NolaSaint Paulinus was born at Bordeaux in France in 355. He advanced in the service of the state, married and had a son. Desirous of an austere life, he received baptism and, having disposed of all worldly goods, began to live the monastic life in 393, at Nola in Campagna. He later was made bishop of that city and promoted the cult of Saint Felix, assisted pilgrims and diligently alleviated the misfortunes of the day. He also composed poems remarkable for their fine language. Saint Paulinus died in 431. or Sts. John Fisher and Thomas MoreSaint John Fisher was born in 1469. After completing his theological studies at Cambridge in England, he was ordained to the priesthood. Appointed bishop of Rochester, he led a most austere life and fulfilled his pastoral role by frequently visiting the faithful. He also composed works against the errors of the time. Saint Thomas More was born in 1477 and was educated at Oxford. He married and had one son and three daughters. While Chancellor in the King’s Court, he wrote works on the governance of the realm and in defense of the Faith. Both were beheaded in 1535 by order of King Henry VIII, whom they had resisted in the matter of his divorce: John Fisher on June 22 and Thomas More on July 6. While detained in prison, Bishop Fisher was named to the College of Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church by Pope Paul III.

 
 
23
 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting

 
 
24
 Nativity of St. John the BaptistThis feast celebrates the birth of the Lord’s forerunner, John the Baptist. Born of Elizabeth and Zechariah, a pious couple who looked forward in hope for the coming of the Messiah, he became a prophet living in the desert, preaching repentance to the people of Israel and becoming the first to recognize Jesus as the longed-for Messiah. On August 29, the Church also commemorates John’s martyrdom for standing up for the truth

 5 p.m., St. Francis Church: Latin Mass

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ
25
 
 
 
26
 6 p.m., Assisi Hall: Haiti Outreach meeting

 
 
27
 St. Cyril of AlexandriaSaint Cyril was born in 370 and lived a monastic life. He was ordained a priest and succeeded his uncle as bishop of Alexandria in 412. He had a preeminent role at the Council of Ephesus; he fought bravely against the doctrines of Nestorius, and wrote many learned works explaining and defending the Catholic faith. Cyril died in 444.

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 
28
 St. IrenaeusSaint Irenaeus was born around the year 130. Educated at Smyrna, he became the disciple of Saint Polycarp, bishop of that city. In the year 177 he was ordained a priest at Lyons in France and shortly thereafter was made bishop of that city. He composed works defending the Catholic faith against errors of the Gnostics, and it is said that he received the martyr’s crown around the year 200.

 
 
29
 Sts. Peter and PaulThis feast honors the two great pillars of the Church, Peter (the apostle to the Jewish people) and Paul (the apostle to the Gentiles). Both eventually made their way to Rome, where they were martyred, Peter by crucifixion and Paul by the sword.

 
 
30
 First Martyrs of the Holy Roman ChurchIn the first persecution against the Church, begun by the Emperor Nero after the burning of Rome in 64, many of the faithful were tortured and slain. The pagan writer Tacitus testifies to these events in his Annales (15, 44), as does Clement, bishop of Rome, in his letter to the Corinthians (chapters 5-6).

 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting

 
1    Friday
 St. JustinSaint Justin, philosopher and martyr, was born of pagan parents at Flavia Neapolis in Samaria at the beginning of the second century. Following his conversion to the faith he wrote many works in defense of religion, of which we have only two: the Apology and the Dialogue with Trypho. He also opened a school at Rome in which public debates were held. Justin was martyred along with several companions during the reign of Marcus Aurelius around the year 165.

 6-7 p.m., St. Francis Church: Holy Hour
2    Saturday
 Sts. Marcellinus and PeterPope Damasus is our authority for the martyrdom of Saints Marcellinus and Peter during the Diocletian persecution. He received this information from the executioner himself. They were beheaded in a grove, but their bodies were moved and buried in the cemetery of Ad duos Lauros on the Via Labicana. Once peace had been restored, the Church built a basilica over their tombs.
3    Sunday
 Body and Blood of the LordThis solemnity, previously known by its Latin name “Corpus Christi,” celebrates the presence of the Lord, body and soul, in the Blessed Sacrament. It is a kind of extension of the Holy Thursday liturgy but occurring outside the solemn Holy Week commemorations. The Church teaches that since Jesus is truly present in the consecrated bread and wine, the elements are no longer merely a remembrance of his passion and death but essentially and truly become his Body and Blood and are therefore worthy of veneration. The liturgical texts for this feast were composed by St. Thomas Aquinas.

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ
4    Monday
 7 p.m.: Knights of Columbus meeting
5    Tuesday
 St. BonifaceSaint Boniface was born in England about the year 673. He was first professed in the monastic life at Exeter but in 719 went to Germany to preach the Gospel. He made many converts there and was consecrated bishop, ruling over the church at Mainz. He attracted many companions by whose help he founded or restored dioceses in Bavaria, Thuringia and Franconia. He also convened councils and promulgated laws. While preaching the Gospel to the Frisians, Saint Boniface was killed by pagans in 754. His body is buried in the monastery of Fulda.

 7 p.m., Conference Room: Parish Council meeting
6    Wednesday
 St. NorbertSaint Norbert was born in the duchy of Cleves around the year 1080. A canon of the church of Xanten, he was converted from a worldly life and, embracing the religious state, was ordained to the priesthood in 1115. Undertaking the apostolic life, he accepted the duty of preaching, particularly throughout France and Germany. Gathering together some companions, he laid the foundations of the Premonstratensian Order, for which he also founded monasteries. Elected Archbishop of Magdeburg in 1126, he reformed the Christian life and spread the faith to nearby pagan nations. Saint Norbert died in 1134.

 1 p.m., Assisi Hall: Senior lunch

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting
7    Thursday
 
8    Friday
 Sacred Heart of JesusSome Protestant groups of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries preached a distorted Christianity based on the fearful idea that a whole section of humanity was inexorably damned. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus contributed a powerful argument against this view, based as it is on the infinite love of a Savior who died on the cross for all. The first Office and Mass of the Sacred Heart were composed by St. John Eudes, but the institution of the feast was a result of the appearances of our Lord to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1675. The celebration of the feast was extended to the whole Church by Pius IX in 1856.
9    Saturday
 Immaculate Heart of MaryComing a day after the celebration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, this feast honors the pure heart of the mother of the Lord. St. John Eudes had preached this devotion together with that of the Sacred Heart, but it was during World War II that Pope Pius XII put the whole world under the special protection of Mary by consecrating it to her Immaculate Heart; in 1944 he decreed that in the future the whole Church should celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary so as to obtain by her intercession “peace among nations, freedom for the Church, the conversion of sinners, the love of purity, and the practice of virtue.”

 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting
10    Sunday
 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ
11    Monday
 St. BarnabasBorn in Cyprus, Barnabas is numbered among the first of the faithful at Jerusalem. He preached the Gospel at Antioch and, as a companion of Saint Paul, accompanied him on his first journey. He was also present at the Council of Jerusalem. Upon returning to his own country, he continued to spread the Gospel and eventually died there.

 8:45-11:45 a.m., Assisi Hall: Vacation Church SchoolRegister at www.stfrancisparish.org/vacationschool.html
12    Tuesday
 8:45-11:45 a.m., Assisi Hall: Vacation Church SchoolRegister at www.stfrancisparish.org/vacationschool.html
13    Wednesday
 St. Anthony of PaduaSaint Anthony was born in Lisbon, Portugal near the end of the twelfth century. He joined the Canons Regular of Saint Augustine, but, shortly after ordination to the priesthood, transferred to the Friars Minor to devote himself to spreading the Faith among African peoples. He had his greatest success, however, preaching in France and Italy and converting heretics. He was the first member of this Order to teach theology to his brethren. His sermons are notable for their learning and gentleness. Saint Anthony died at Padua in 1231.

 8:45-11:45 a.m., Assisi Hall: Vacation Church SchoolRegister at www.stfrancisparish.org/vacationschool.html

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting
14    Thursday
 
15    Friday
 
16    Saturday
 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting
17    Sunday
 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ
18    Monday
 7 p.m.: Knights of Columbus meeting
19    Tuesday
 St. RomualdSaint Romuald was born in Ravenna in the middle of the tenth century. He embraced the hermit’s life and for many years traveled through various lands seeking solitude and establishing small monasteries while directing himself to a life of perfection by the practice of virtues. He fought strenuously against the depraved habits of the monks of his day. He died around the year 1027.

 12 noon, Assisi Hall: Catholic Daughters meeting
20    Wednesday
 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting
21    Thursday
 St. Aloysius GonzagaSaint Aloysius was born of the princely family of Castiglione in 1568 near Mantua in Lombardy. Instructed in piety by his mother, he manifested an inclination to religious life. He legally delivered his share of the ancestral dominion to his brother and entered the Society of Jesus. While serving the sick during a plague, he himself contracted the disease and died in 1591.
22    Friday
 St. Paulinus of NolaSaint Paulinus was born at Bordeaux in France in 355. He advanced in the service of the state, married and had a son. Desirous of an austere life, he received baptism and, having disposed of all worldly goods, began to live the monastic life in 393, at Nola in Campagna. He later was made bishop of that city and promoted the cult of Saint Felix, assisted pilgrims and diligently alleviated the misfortunes of the day. He also composed poems remarkable for their fine language. Saint Paulinus died in 431. or
Sts. John Fisher and Thomas MoreSaint John Fisher was born in 1469. After completing his theological studies at Cambridge in England, he was ordained to the priesthood. Appointed bishop of Rochester, he led a most austere life and fulfilled his pastoral role by frequently visiting the faithful. He also composed works against the errors of the time. Saint Thomas More was born in 1477 and was educated at Oxford. He married and had one son and three daughters. While Chancellor in the King’s Court, he wrote works on the governance of the realm and in defense of the Faith. Both were beheaded in 1535 by order of King Henry VIII, whom they had resisted in the matter of his divorce: John Fisher on June 22 and Thomas More on July 6. While detained in prison, Bishop Fisher was named to the College of Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church by Pope Paul III.
23    Saturday
 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting
24    Sunday
 Nativity of St. John the BaptistThis feast celebrates the birth of the Lord’s forerunner, John the Baptist. Born of Elizabeth and Zechariah, a pious couple who looked forward in hope for the coming of the Messiah, he became a prophet living in the desert, preaching repentance to the people of Israel and becoming the first to recognize Jesus as the longed-for Messiah. On August 29, the Church also commemorates John’s martyrdom for standing up for the truth

 5 p.m., St. Francis Church: Latin Mass

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ
25    Monday
 
26    Tuesday
 6 p.m., Assisi Hall: Haiti Outreach meeting
27    Wednesday
 St. Cyril of AlexandriaSaint Cyril was born in 370 and lived a monastic life. He was ordained a priest and succeeded his uncle as bishop of Alexandria in 412. He had a preeminent role at the Council of Ephesus; he fought bravely against the doctrines of Nestorius, and wrote many learned works explaining and defending the Catholic faith. Cyril died in 444.

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting
28    Thursday
 St. IrenaeusSaint Irenaeus was born around the year 130. Educated at Smyrna, he became the disciple of Saint Polycarp, bishop of that city. In the year 177 he was ordained a priest at Lyons in France and shortly thereafter was made bishop of that city. He composed works defending the Catholic faith against errors of the Gnostics, and it is said that he received the martyr’s crown around the year 200.
29    Friday
 Sts. Peter and PaulThis feast honors the two great pillars of the Church, Peter (the apostle to the Jewish people) and Paul (the apostle to the Gentiles). Both eventually made their way to Rome, where they were martyred, Peter by crucifixion and Paul by the sword.
30    Saturday
 First Martyrs of the Holy Roman ChurchIn the first persecution against the Church, begun by the Emperor Nero after the burning of Rome in 64, many of the faithful were tortured and slain. The pagan writer Tacitus testifies to these events in his Annales (15, 44), as does Clement, bishop of Rome, in his letter to the Corinthians (chapters 5-6).

 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting

*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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