St. Francis Parish Calendar St. Francis Parish Calendar

St. Francis Calendar for September 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
 8 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting

 
 
2
 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 2 p.m.: Patriotic Rosary

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
3
 St. Gregory the GreatSaint Gregory was born at Rome around the year 540. He rose through various public offices to the prefecture which he renounced. He entered the monastic life and, once ordained deacon, he. discharged the duties of legate at Constantinople. On September 3, 590 he was elevated to the Chair of Saint Peter and he proved to be a true shepherd by carrying out his office, helping the poor, spreading and strengthening the faith. He wrote extensively on moral and theological subjects. He died on March 12, 604.

 Parish office closed (Labor Day)

 
4
 6 p.m., Assisi Hall: Haiti Outreach meeting

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

 
5
 1 p.m., Assisi Hall: Senior lunch

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

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

 
 
8
 Nativity of the Blessed Virgin MaryThis feast celebrates the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, occurring exactly nine months after the commemoration of her Immaculate Conception on December 8. She was the answer to the prayers of her childless parents, Joachim and Ann. Mass at 10 a.m. followed by refreshments in Assisi Hall

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

 
9
 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 10 a.m.: CCD classes begin

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
10
 7 p.m.: Knights of Columbus meeting

 
 
11
 
 
 
12
 Holy Name of MaryGod the Father is glorified by the exalted role in salvation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Thus, her name is a name of honor, a holy name, a maternal name and a name responsive to the needs of the Church.

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 
13
 St. John ChrysostomSaint John Chrysostom was born at Antioch about the year 349. After an extensive education he embraced a life of asceticism. He was ordained a priest and distinguished himself by his preaching which achieved great spiritual results among his hearers. He was elected bishop of Constantinople in 397 and proved himself a capable pastor, committed to reforming the life of the clergy and the faithful. Twice he was forced into exile by the hatred of the imperial court and the envy of his enemies. After he had completed his difficult labors, he died at Comana in Pontus on September 14, 407. His preaching and writing explained Catholic doctrine and presented the ideal Christian life. For this reason he is called Chrysostom, or Golden Mouth.

 
 
14
 Exaltation of the Holy CrossEarly in the fourth century, St. Helena, mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, went to Jerusalem in search of the holy places of Christ’s life. Her son built the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher over what was believed to be the tomb of the Lord. During the excavation workers found three crosses. Legend has it that the one on which Jesus died was identified when its touch healed a dying woman. This feast occurs on the anniversary of the dedication of the basilica.

 
 
15
 Our Lady of SorrowsOn this day the Church honors Mary as Mother of Sorrows. As the prophet Simeon had predicted to her, a sword pierced her heart as she stood at the foot of the cross on which her Son was crucified.

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

 
16
 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 10 a.m.: RCIA classes begin

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
17
 St. Robert BellarmineSaint Robert Bellarmine was born in 1542 in the town of Monte Pulciano in Tuscany. He entered the Society of Jesus and after ordination to the priesthood distinguished himself by brilliant disputations in defense of the Catholic faith. He also taught theology in the Roman College. Elected to the College of Cardinals and named bishop of Capua, he solved many pressing questions in the various Roman Congregations. He died at Rome in 1621.

 7 p.m.: Knights of Columbus meeting

 
18
 12 noon, Assisi Hall: Catholic Daughters meeting

 
 
19
 St. JanuariusSaint Januarius was bishop of Benevento. Along with his companions he was martyred at Naples in the persecution of Diocletian. Today he is especially venerated in the city of Naples.

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 7 p.m., Conference Room: Bazaar committee meeting
20
 Sts. Andrew Kim, Paul Chong, and CompanionsSaint Andrew was born in Seoul, Korea to converts to the faith. His father was a martyr. Baptized at the age of 15, he traveled 1300 miles to the nearest seminary in South China and was ordained Korea’s first native priest. In 1846 he was tortured and beheaded along with his lay associate, St. Paul Chong Hasang. Between 1839 and 1867 113 martyrs gave their lives for the faith in Korea.

 
 
21
 St. MatthewBorn at Capernaum, Saint Matthew was working as a tax collector when he was called by Jesus. He wrote his gospel in Hebrew and is said to have preached in the East.

 
 
22
 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting

 
 
23
 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
24
 
 
 
25
 
 
 
26
 Sts. Cosmas and DamianAccording to ancient documents the tomb of Saints Cosmas and Damian is at Cyrrhus in Syria. There a basilica was built in their honor. Devotion to these martyrs spread to Rome and from there through the whole Church.

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 
27
 St. Vincent de PaulSaint Vincent de Paul was born in Gascony in 1581. After completing his studies, he was ordained a priest and went to Paris where he served in a parish. He founded the Congregation of the Mission to supervise the formation of priests and to give support to the poor. With the help of Saint Louise de Marillac, he also founded the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity. He died at Paris in 1660.

 
 
28
 St. WenceslausSaint Wenceslaus was born in Bohemia around the year 907. Brought up as a Christian by his aunt, he began his rule around the year 925. Having experienced many difficulties in ruling over hIs subjects and in leading them to the faith, he was betrayed by his brother Boleslaus and killed by assassins in 935. He was immediately recognized as a martyr and venerated as the patron saint of Bohemia. or St. Lawrence Ruiz and CompanionsSaint Lawrence was a devoted husband and father of three children in the Philippines during the seventeenth century. After he was unjustly accused of murder, he fled with Christian missionaries to Japan where he was tortured for the faith and died professing: “I shall die for God, and for him I would give many thousands of lives if I had them.”

 
 
29
 Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and RaphaelThis feast commemorates the three archangels who play prominent roles in scripture: Michael, who battles the dragon in the Book of Revelation; Gabriel, who announces the birth of John the Baptist and of Jesus; and Raphael, who cures the blind in the Book of Tobit.

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

 
30
 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 11:30 a.m., Frontier Culture Museum: Mass and parish picnic

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
1    Saturday
 8 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting
2    Sunday
 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 2 p.m.: Patriotic Rosary

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
3    Monday
 St. Gregory the GreatSaint Gregory was born at Rome around the year 540. He rose through various public offices to the prefecture which he renounced. He entered the monastic life and, once ordained deacon, he. discharged the duties of legate at Constantinople. On September 3, 590 he was elevated to the Chair of Saint Peter and he proved to be a true shepherd by carrying out his office, helping the poor, spreading and strengthening the faith. He wrote extensively on moral and theological subjects. He died on March 12, 604.

 Parish office closed (Labor Day)
4    Tuesday
 6 p.m., Assisi Hall: Haiti Outreach meeting

 7 p.m., Conference Room: Parish Council meeting
5    Wednesday
 1 p.m., Assisi Hall: Senior lunch

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting
6    Thursday
 
7    Friday
 6 p.m., St. Francis Church: Holy Hour
8    Saturday
 Nativity of the Blessed Virgin MaryThis feast celebrates the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, occurring exactly nine months after the commemoration of her Immaculate Conception on December 8. She was the answer to the prayers of her childless parents, Joachim and Ann. Mass at 10 a.m. followed by refreshments in Assisi Hall

 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting
9    Sunday
 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 10 a.m.: CCD classes begin

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
10    Monday
 7 p.m.: Knights of Columbus meeting
11    Tuesday
 
12    Wednesday
 Holy Name of MaryGod the Father is glorified by the exalted role in salvation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Thus, her name is a name of honor, a holy name, a maternal name and a name responsive to the needs of the Church.

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting
13    Thursday
 St. John ChrysostomSaint John Chrysostom was born at Antioch about the year 349. After an extensive education he embraced a life of asceticism. He was ordained a priest and distinguished himself by his preaching which achieved great spiritual results among his hearers. He was elected bishop of Constantinople in 397 and proved himself a capable pastor, committed to reforming the life of the clergy and the faithful. Twice he was forced into exile by the hatred of the imperial court and the envy of his enemies. After he had completed his difficult labors, he died at Comana in Pontus on September 14, 407. His preaching and writing explained Catholic doctrine and presented the ideal Christian life. For this reason he is called Chrysostom, or Golden Mouth.
14    Friday
 Exaltation of the Holy CrossEarly in the fourth century, St. Helena, mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, went to Jerusalem in search of the holy places of Christ’s life. Her son built the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher over what was believed to be the tomb of the Lord. During the excavation workers found three crosses. Legend has it that the one on which Jesus died was identified when its touch healed a dying woman. This feast occurs on the anniversary of the dedication of the basilica.
15    Saturday
 Our Lady of SorrowsOn this day the Church honors Mary as Mother of Sorrows. As the prophet Simeon had predicted to her, a sword pierced her heart as she stood at the foot of the cross on which her Son was crucified.

 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting
16    Sunday
 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 10 a.m.: RCIA classes begin

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
17    Monday
 St. Robert BellarmineSaint Robert Bellarmine was born in 1542 in the town of Monte Pulciano in Tuscany. He entered the Society of Jesus and after ordination to the priesthood distinguished himself by brilliant disputations in defense of the Catholic faith. He also taught theology in the Roman College. Elected to the College of Cardinals and named bishop of Capua, he solved many pressing questions in the various Roman Congregations. He died at Rome in 1621.

 7 p.m.: Knights of Columbus meeting
18    Tuesday
 12 noon, Assisi Hall: Catholic Daughters meeting
19    Wednesday
 St. JanuariusSaint Januarius was bishop of Benevento. Along with his companions he was martyred at Naples in the persecution of Diocletian. Today he is especially venerated in the city of Naples.

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 7 p.m., Conference Room: Bazaar committee meeting
20    Thursday
 Sts. Andrew Kim, Paul Chong, and CompanionsSaint Andrew was born in Seoul, Korea to converts to the faith. His father was a martyr. Baptized at the age of 15, he traveled 1300 miles to the nearest seminary in South China and was ordained Korea’s first native priest. In 1846 he was tortured and beheaded along with his lay associate, St. Paul Chong Hasang. Between 1839 and 1867 113 martyrs gave their lives for the faith in Korea.
21    Friday
 St. MatthewBorn at Capernaum, Saint Matthew was working as a tax collector when he was called by Jesus. He wrote his gospel in Hebrew and is said to have preached in the East.
22    Saturday
 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting
23    Sunday
 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
24    Monday
 
25    Tuesday
 
26    Wednesday
 Sts. Cosmas and DamianAccording to ancient documents the tomb of Saints Cosmas and Damian is at Cyrrhus in Syria. There a basilica was built in their honor. Devotion to these martyrs spread to Rome and from there through the whole Church.

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting
27    Thursday
 St. Vincent de PaulSaint Vincent de Paul was born in Gascony in 1581. After completing his studies, he was ordained a priest and went to Paris where he served in a parish. He founded the Congregation of the Mission to supervise the formation of priests and to give support to the poor. With the help of Saint Louise de Marillac, he also founded the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity. He died at Paris in 1660.
28    Friday
 St. WenceslausSaint Wenceslaus was born in Bohemia around the year 907. Brought up as a Christian by his aunt, he began his rule around the year 925. Having experienced many difficulties in ruling over hIs subjects and in leading them to the faith, he was betrayed by his brother Boleslaus and killed by assassins in 935. He was immediately recognized as a martyr and venerated as the patron saint of Bohemia. or
St. Lawrence Ruiz and CompanionsSaint Lawrence was a devoted husband and father of three children in the Philippines during the seventeenth century. After he was unjustly accused of murder, he fled with Christian missionaries to Japan where he was tortured for the faith and died professing: “I shall die for God, and for him I would give many thousands of lives if I had them.”
29    Saturday
 Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and RaphaelThis feast commemorates the three archangels who play prominent roles in scripture: Michael, who battles the dragon in the Book of Revelation; Gabriel, who announces the birth of John the Baptist and of Jesus; and Raphael, who cures the blind in the Book of Tobit.

 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting
30    Sunday
 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 11:30 a.m., Frontier Culture Museum: Mass and parish picnic

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ 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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