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St. Francis Calendar for October 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
 St. Theresa of the Child JesusSaint Theresa was born at Alençon in France in 1873 While still a young girl, she entered the Carmelite monastery at.Lisieux. There she lived a life of humility, evangelical simplicity and trust In God. By word and example she taught these virtues to the novices of the community. Offering her life for the salvation of souls and the growth of the Church, she died September 30, 1897.

 7 p.m.: Knights of Columbus meeting

 12:05 p.m., St. Francis Church: Triduum Mass fo Feast of St. Francis
2
 Holy Guardian AngelsOf the threefold office of the angels—to praise God, to act as his messengers, and to watch over mortal men—this feast emphasizes the third aspect of their ministry. As Psalm 91 states, “For you has he commanded his angels to keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you upon their hands lest you strike your foot against a stone.” This commemoration was introduced into the general calendar in 1608.

 2 .m. : Patriotic Rosary

 5:30 p.m., St. Francis Church: Triduum Mass for Feast of St. Francis

 7 p.m., Conference Room: Parish Council meeting
3
 7:30 a.m., St. Francis Church: Morning Prayer

 1 p.m., Assisi Hall: Senior lunch

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 12:05 p.m., St. Francis Church: Triduum Mass for Feast of St. Francis
4
 St. Francis of AssisiSaint Francis was born at Assisi in 1182. After a carefree youth, he renounced his paternal wealth and committed himself to God. He led a life of evangelical poverty and preached the love of God to all. He established a rule which a number of his companions followed and which gained the approval of the Holy See. Subsequently, he founded an order of nuns and a society of laypersons who practice penance while living in the world. He died in 1226.

 5:30 p.m., St. Francis Church: Mass for Feast of St. FrancisMass will be followed by a reception in Assisi Hall.

 
5
 Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos

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

 
6
 St. BrunoSaint Bruno was born at Cologne about the year 1035. He was educated at Paris and, after ordination to the priesthood, he taught theology. However, he desired a solitary life and to this end he founded the first Carthusian monastery. When called upon by Pope Urban II, he aided the pontiff in meeting the needs of the Church. He died at Squillace in Calabria in 1101. or Bl. Marie Rose DurocherEulalie Durocher was born in 1811 in Quebec, Canada. In 1843, she was invited by the bishop to found a new congregation of women dedicated to Christian education. Accordingly she founded the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and took the religious name of Marie Rose. Under her saintly and wise leadership, her community flourished in spite of all kinds of obstacles, including great poverty and unavoidable misunderstandings. She remained unswerving in her concern for the poor. Worn out by her many labors, she died on October 6, 1849, at the age of thirty-eight. She was declared Blessed by Pope John Paul II.

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

 6 p.m.: Catholic Daughters bake saleBake sale following all Masses this weekend
7
 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Catholic Daughters bake saleCatholic Daughters will hold a bake sale following all Masses this weekend.

 3 p.m.: Blessing of animalsAs part of the feast of St. Francis celebration, animals will be blessed outside Assisi Hall.

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
8
 
 
 
9
 St. Denis and CompanionsSaint Gregory of Tours relates that Saint Denis came to France from Rome in the middle of the third century. He became the first bishop of Paris and suffered martyrdom near that city with two members of his clergy. or St. John LeonardiSaint John Leonardi was born at Lucca in Tuscany in 1541. He studied pharmacy, but he left this profession to become a priest. He preached and taught, seeking especially to instruct boys in Christian doctrine. In 1574 he founded the Order of Clerics Regular of the Mother of God, an undertaking which caused him many hardships. He was also associated with the founding of the first society of priests dedicated to working in foreign missions. Under subsequent popes this small order grew into the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, and for this reason John Leonardi is often called the founder of that society. In addition to these efforts, he restored discipline to different religious congregations by his charity and wisdom. He died at Rome in 1609.

 
 
10
 7:30 a.m., St. Francis Church: Morning Prayer

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 7 p.m., Assisi Hall: Earthen Vessels meeting
11
 St. John XXIIIOrdained a bishop in 1925, Angelo Roncalli served as Apostolic Delegate to several eastern European countries, where he became known for his respectful manner and dialogue with the Orthodox and Muslims. During and after World War II, he helped to save many Jews and, after he was assigned to work in Paris, assisted prisoners of war and worked to restore stability to the life of the Church in France. He constantly sought to embody evangelical simplicity, even in dealing with the most complex diplomatic issues. In 1953 he was named Patriarch of Venice, looking forward to devoting himself in the last years of his life to a directly pastoral ministry, but in 1958 he was elected Pope, taking the name John XXIII. In the five years of his pontificate he appeared to the world as an authentic image of the Good Shepherd, meek and gentle, resourceful and courageous. He convened the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council on October 11, 1962, launching a renewal of the Church that has had a major impact ever since. He died in 1963 and was canonized in 2000.

 
 
12
 
 
 
13
 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting

 
 
14
 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting

 
15
 St. Teresa of JesusSaint Teresa was born at Avila in Spain in 1515. She joined the Carmelite Order, made great progress in the way of perfection and enjoyed mystical revelations. When she reformed the Order, she met wIth much resistance, but she succeeded with undaunted courage. She also wrote books filled with sublime doctrine, the fruit of her own spiritual life. She died at Avila in 1582.

 7 p.m.: Knights of Columbus meeting

 
16
 St. HedwigSaint Hedwig was born in Bavaria around the year 1174. She married a prince of Silesia and they had seven children. She led a most devoted life, looking after the poor and the sick, and founding hospitals for them. When her husband died, she entered the monastery of Trebnitz and died there in 1243. or St. Margaret Mary AlacoqueSaint Margaret Mary was born in 1647 in the diocese of Autun in France. She joined the Sisters of the Visitation at Paray-le-Monial where she advanced in the life of perfection, and was favored with mystical revelations. She was especially devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and was responsible for spreading that devotion throughout the Church. She died on October 17, 1690.

 12 noon, Assisi Hall: Catholic Daughters meeting

 
17
 St. Ignatius of AntiochSaint Ignatius was a successor of Saint Peter as bishop of Antioch. Condemned to death by being thrown to wild animals, he was brought to Rome for execution and was martyred there under the Emperor Trajan in 107. On the journey to Rome he wrote seven letters to different churches. In these he discussed Christ, the structure of the Church and the Christian life in a manner at once wise and learned. At Antioch. this day was observed in his memory as early as the fourth century.

 7:30 a.m., St. Francis Church: Morning Prayer

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

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

 7 p.m., Conference Room: Parish bazaar meeting
18
 St. LukeSaint Luke was born of a pagan family. Converted to the faith, he became a fellow-worker of the apostle Paul. From Saint Paul’s preaching he compiled one of the gospels. He handed down an account of the beginnings of the Church in another work, the Acts of the Apostles, which tells of events up to the time of Saint Paul’s first sojourn in Rome.

 7:30 p.m., St. Francis Church: Regional Mass of AtonementBishop Barry Knestout will celebrate a Mass of atonement for victims of sexual abuse.

 
19
 Sts. John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues, and CompanionsBetween the years 1642 and 1649 eight members of the Society of Jesus were killed in North America, after fearful torture by members of the Huron and Iroquois tribes. These men had worked hard to bring the natives of that region to the true faith. Saint Isaac Jogues died on October 18, 1647, and Saint John de Brebeuf on March 16, 1648.

 
 
20
 St. Paul of the CrossSaint Paul of the Cross was born at Ovada in Liguria in 1694. As a young man he helped his father who was a merchant. However, aspiring to a life of perfection, he left all behind and brought together a group of associates who joined with him in caring for the poor and the sick. After he became a priest, he worked even more earnestly for the salvation of souls by founding homes, exercising apostolic zeal, and afflicting himself with harsh penances. He died at Rome on October 18, 1775.

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

 
21
 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting

 
22
 St. John Paul IICharles Joseph Wojtyla was born in 1920 in Wadowice, Poland. After his ordination to the priesthood and theological studies in Rome, he returned to his homeland and resumed various pastoral and academic tasks. He became first auxiliary bishop and, in 1964, Archbishop of Krakow and took part in the Second Vatican Council. On October 16, 1978, he was elected pope and took the name John Paul II. His exceptional apostolic zeal, particularly for families, young people, and the sick, led him to numerous pastoral visits throughout the world. Among the many fruits which he has left as a heritage to the Church are above all his rich Magisterium and the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church as well as the Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church and for the Eastern Churches. In Rome on April 2, 2005, the eve of the Second Sunday of Easter (or of Divine Mercy), he departed peacefully in the Lord.

 
 
23
 St. John of CapistranoSaint John was born in Capistrano in the Abruzzi in 1386. He studied law at Perugia and for a time was governor of that city. He entered the Order of Friars Minor and, after ordination to the priesthood, he led an untiring apostolic life preaching throughout Europe both to strengthen Christian life and to refute heresy. He died at Villach in Austria in 1456.

 
 
24
 St. Anthony Mary ClaretSaint Anthony Claret was born at Sallent in Spain in 1807. After being ordained priest he traveled many years through Catalonia preaching to the people. He founded a society of missionaries and, after being named a bishop in Cuba, he won renown for his pastoral zeal. After returning to Spain, he continued to work for the Church. He died at Fontfroide in France in 1870.

 7:30 a.m., St. Francis Church: Morning Prayer

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 7 p.m., Assisi Hall: Earthen Vessels meeting
25
 
 
 
26
 
 
 
27
 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting

 
 
28
 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Parish Mission

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
29
 Parish Mission

 
 
30
 Parish Mission

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

 
31
 Parish Mission

 7:30 a.m., St. Francis Church: Morning Prayer

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

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

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
1    Monday
 St. Theresa of the Child JesusSaint Theresa was born at Alençon in France in 1873 While still a young girl, she entered the Carmelite monastery at.Lisieux. There she lived a life of humility, evangelical simplicity and trust In God. By word and example she taught these virtues to the novices of the community. Offering her life for the salvation of souls and the growth of the Church, she died September 30, 1897.

 7 p.m.: Knights of Columbus meeting

 12:05 p.m., St. Francis Church: Triduum Mass fo Feast of St. Francis
2    Tuesday
 Holy Guardian AngelsOf the threefold office of the angels—to praise God, to act as his messengers, and to watch over mortal men—this feast emphasizes the third aspect of their ministry. As Psalm 91 states, “For you has he commanded his angels to keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you upon their hands lest you strike your foot against a stone.” This commemoration was introduced into the general calendar in 1608.

 2 .m. : Patriotic Rosary

 5:30 p.m., St. Francis Church: Triduum Mass for Feast of St. Francis

 7 p.m., Conference Room: Parish Council meeting
3    Wednesday
 7:30 a.m., St. Francis Church: Morning Prayer

 1 p.m., Assisi Hall: Senior lunch

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 12:05 p.m., St. Francis Church: Triduum Mass for Feast of St. Francis
4    Thursday
 St. Francis of AssisiSaint Francis was born at Assisi in 1182. After a carefree youth, he renounced his paternal wealth and committed himself to God. He led a life of evangelical poverty and preached the love of God to all. He established a rule which a number of his companions followed and which gained the approval of the Holy See. Subsequently, he founded an order of nuns and a society of laypersons who practice penance while living in the world. He died in 1226.

 5:30 p.m., St. Francis Church: Mass for Feast of St. FrancisMass will be followed by a reception in Assisi Hall.
5    Friday
 Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos

 6 p.m., St. Francis Church: Holy Hour
6    Saturday
 St. BrunoSaint Bruno was born at Cologne about the year 1035. He was educated at Paris and, after ordination to the priesthood, he taught theology. However, he desired a solitary life and to this end he founded the first Carthusian monastery. When called upon by Pope Urban II, he aided the pontiff in meeting the needs of the Church. He died at Squillace in Calabria in 1101. or
Bl. Marie Rose DurocherEulalie Durocher was born in 1811 in Quebec, Canada. In 1843, she was invited by the bishop to found a new congregation of women dedicated to Christian education. Accordingly she founded the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and took the religious name of Marie Rose. Under her saintly and wise leadership, her community flourished in spite of all kinds of obstacles, including great poverty and unavoidable misunderstandings. She remained unswerving in her concern for the poor. Worn out by her many labors, she died on October 6, 1849, at the age of thirty-eight. She was declared Blessed by Pope John Paul II.

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

 6 p.m.: Catholic Daughters bake saleBake sale following all Masses this weekend
7    Sunday
 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Catholic Daughters bake saleCatholic Daughters will hold a bake sale following all Masses this weekend.

 3 p.m.: Blessing of animalsAs part of the feast of St. Francis celebration, animals will be blessed outside Assisi Hall.

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
8    Monday
 
9    Tuesday
 St. Denis and CompanionsSaint Gregory of Tours relates that Saint Denis came to France from Rome in the middle of the third century. He became the first bishop of Paris and suffered martyrdom near that city with two members of his clergy. or
St. John LeonardiSaint John Leonardi was born at Lucca in Tuscany in 1541. He studied pharmacy, but he left this profession to become a priest. He preached and taught, seeking especially to instruct boys in Christian doctrine. In 1574 he founded the Order of Clerics Regular of the Mother of God, an undertaking which caused him many hardships. He was also associated with the founding of the first society of priests dedicated to working in foreign missions. Under subsequent popes this small order grew into the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, and for this reason John Leonardi is often called the founder of that society. In addition to these efforts, he restored discipline to different religious congregations by his charity and wisdom. He died at Rome in 1609.
10    Wednesday
 7:30 a.m., St. Francis Church: Morning Prayer

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 7 p.m., Assisi Hall: Earthen Vessels meeting
11    Thursday
 St. John XXIIIOrdained a bishop in 1925, Angelo Roncalli served as Apostolic Delegate to several eastern European countries, where he became known for his respectful manner and dialogue with the Orthodox and Muslims. During and after World War II, he helped to save many Jews and, after he was assigned to work in Paris, assisted prisoners of war and worked to restore stability to the life of the Church in France. He constantly sought to embody evangelical simplicity, even in dealing with the most complex diplomatic issues. In 1953 he was named Patriarch of Venice, looking forward to devoting himself in the last years of his life to a directly pastoral ministry, but in 1958 he was elected Pope, taking the name John XXIII. In the five years of his pontificate he appeared to the world as an authentic image of the Good Shepherd, meek and gentle, resourceful and courageous. He convened the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council on October 11, 1962, launching a renewal of the Church that has had a major impact ever since. He died in 1963 and was canonized in 2000.
12    Friday
 
13    Saturday
 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting
14    Sunday
 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
15    Monday
 St. Teresa of JesusSaint Teresa was born at Avila in Spain in 1515. She joined the Carmelite Order, made great progress in the way of perfection and enjoyed mystical revelations. When she reformed the Order, she met wIth much resistance, but she succeeded with undaunted courage. She also wrote books filled with sublime doctrine, the fruit of her own spiritual life. She died at Avila in 1582.

 7 p.m.: Knights of Columbus meeting
16    Tuesday
 St. HedwigSaint Hedwig was born in Bavaria around the year 1174. She married a prince of Silesia and they had seven children. She led a most devoted life, looking after the poor and the sick, and founding hospitals for them. When her husband died, she entered the monastery of Trebnitz and died there in 1243. or
St. Margaret Mary AlacoqueSaint Margaret Mary was born in 1647 in the diocese of Autun in France. She joined the Sisters of the Visitation at Paray-le-Monial where she advanced in the life of perfection, and was favored with mystical revelations. She was especially devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and was responsible for spreading that devotion throughout the Church. She died on October 17, 1690.

 12 noon, Assisi Hall: Catholic Daughters meeting
17    Wednesday
 St. Ignatius of AntiochSaint Ignatius was a successor of Saint Peter as bishop of Antioch. Condemned to death by being thrown to wild animals, he was brought to Rome for execution and was martyred there under the Emperor Trajan in 107. On the journey to Rome he wrote seven letters to different churches. In these he discussed Christ, the structure of the Church and the Christian life in a manner at once wise and learned. At Antioch. this day was observed in his memory as early as the fourth century.

 7:30 a.m., St. Francis Church: Morning Prayer

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

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

 7 p.m., Conference Room: Parish bazaar meeting
18    Thursday
 St. LukeSaint Luke was born of a pagan family. Converted to the faith, he became a fellow-worker of the apostle Paul. From Saint Paul’s preaching he compiled one of the gospels. He handed down an account of the beginnings of the Church in another work, the Acts of the Apostles, which tells of events up to the time of Saint Paul’s first sojourn in Rome.

 7:30 p.m., St. Francis Church: Regional Mass of AtonementBishop Barry Knestout will celebrate a Mass of atonement for victims of sexual abuse.
19    Friday
 Sts. John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues, and CompanionsBetween the years 1642 and 1649 eight members of the Society of Jesus were killed in North America, after fearful torture by members of the Huron and Iroquois tribes. These men had worked hard to bring the natives of that region to the true faith. Saint Isaac Jogues died on October 18, 1647, and Saint John de Brebeuf on March 16, 1648.
20    Saturday
 St. Paul of the CrossSaint Paul of the Cross was born at Ovada in Liguria in 1694. As a young man he helped his father who was a merchant. However, aspiring to a life of perfection, he left all behind and brought together a group of associates who joined with him in caring for the poor and the sick. After he became a priest, he worked even more earnestly for the salvation of souls by founding homes, exercising apostolic zeal, and afflicting himself with harsh penances. He died at Rome on October 18, 1775.

 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting
21    Sunday
 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
22    Monday
 St. John Paul IICharles Joseph Wojtyla was born in 1920 in Wadowice, Poland. After his ordination to the priesthood and theological studies in Rome, he returned to his homeland and resumed various pastoral and academic tasks. He became first auxiliary bishop and, in 1964, Archbishop of Krakow and took part in the Second Vatican Council. On October 16, 1978, he was elected pope and took the name John Paul II. His exceptional apostolic zeal, particularly for families, young people, and the sick, led him to numerous pastoral visits throughout the world. Among the many fruits which he has left as a heritage to the Church are above all his rich Magisterium and the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church as well as the Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church and for the Eastern Churches. In Rome on April 2, 2005, the eve of the Second Sunday of Easter (or of Divine Mercy), he departed peacefully in the Lord.
23    Tuesday
 St. John of CapistranoSaint John was born in Capistrano in the Abruzzi in 1386. He studied law at Perugia and for a time was governor of that city. He entered the Order of Friars Minor and, after ordination to the priesthood, he led an untiring apostolic life preaching throughout Europe both to strengthen Christian life and to refute heresy. He died at Villach in Austria in 1456.
24    Wednesday
 St. Anthony Mary ClaretSaint Anthony Claret was born at Sallent in Spain in 1807. After being ordained priest he traveled many years through Catalonia preaching to the people. He founded a society of missionaries and, after being named a bishop in Cuba, he won renown for his pastoral zeal. After returning to Spain, he continued to work for the Church. He died at Fontfroide in France in 1870.

 7:30 a.m., St. Francis Church: Morning Prayer

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 7 p.m., Assisi Hall: Earthen Vessels meeting
25    Thursday
 
26    Friday
 
27    Saturday
 9 a.m., Conference Room: Legion of Mary meeting
28    Sunday
 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Parish Mission

 6 p.m.: Shepherds of Christ meeting
29    Monday
 Parish Mission
30    Tuesday
 Parish Mission

 6 p.m., Assisi Hall: Haiti Outreach meeting
31    Wednesday
 Parish Mission

 7:30 a.m., St. Francis Church: Morning Prayer

 7 p.m.: Boy Scouts meeting

 7 p.m., Assisi Hall: Earthen Vessels 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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