From Our October 2013 Newsletter

Our October Gathering

Instead of our usual Sunday gathering, our next meeting will be our annual Day of Recollection and will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Divine Providence Village in Springfield. We will gather at 9:00 a.m.  Please remember to bring a brown bag lunch, drinks will be provided. You will also need to bring your Liturgy of the Hours for morning prayer, your rosary and your ritual book. Fr. Dennis will be our Celebrant and Retreat Master.  The theme for the day will be ”The year of Faith and Franciscan Spirituality.”

If you are unable to fulfill your obligation to attend the monthly meeting, please call Pat Simon at 610-352-5390

October Profession Anniversaries

  • Rita Dourdoufis 2003

St. Francis Inn Needs:

  • Baby formula
  • Toiletries
  • Oatmeal
  • Men’s white socks
  • Men’s underwear

Formation Information

There will be no formal ongoing formation in October during our Day of Recollection, but Fr. Dennis will be speaking about the Year of Faith and Franciscan Spirituality.

Ongoing formation will continue in November with a selection from a series of recorded lectures by Br. William Short, O.F.M. called St. Francis of Assisi: A New Way of Being Christian. Readings to go with the recording will be distributed at the Day of Recollection and will, as always, be available online at: Please contact Lee if you won’t be at the October gathering and you can’t get it online.

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In Porta Fidei, Benedict listed three reasons for calling a Year of Faith. He hoped Christians would be led to profess the faith more fully and with conviction; to deepen their encounter with Jesus Christ in the Liturgy, especially in the Eucharist, and to witness the faith more credibly by the example of their lives. He stressed that “A Christian may never think of belief as a private act. Faith [involves] choosing to stand with the Lord so as to live with him.” Therefore faith, “precisely because it is a free act, also demands social responsibility for what one believes.”

~Archbishop Chaput, from remarks delivered October 1 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary as part of a Year of Faith discussion series.

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