From Our August 2014 Newsletter

Our August Gathering

We will hold our monthly gathering on Sunday, August 10th at 12:30 pm in Conway Hall. We will participate in ongoing formation, recite the Franciscan Crown Rosary and, after our regular meeting and prayers, we will proceed to St. Francis Church for Benediction.

IMPORTANT: Please remember that we now gather at 12:30. And please try to get there a little early so we can begin on time.

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

“And we will be involved in the monthly meeting as an act of worship and a building of community.”
–from The Lay Franciscan* Monthly Pledge

Don’t Forget

• To sign the attendance log
• Petition slips
• Pennies for missions and flip tops off aluminium cans

St. Francis Inn Needs

• Presweetened Ice Tea and *Lemonade Mix
• M & L Men’s Briefs & Boxers
• 2X & 3X Men’s T-Shirts
• #6 Disposable Diapers
• Deodorant
• Prayers

Mothers’ Home Mornings Apostolate

Our next visit will be Saturday the 16th. Please plan on meeting there at 9:00 am sharp. If you can’t be there in person, we ask that you be there spritually by devoting some of the morning to holding the staff and residence of the Home in prayer.

Formation Information

The readings and questions for our August ongoing formation session are enclosed with this newsletter. Please review and contemplate this material prayerfully in preparation for our meeting. As planned, we will be discussing Article 5 of the Secular Franciscan Rule.

Food for thought

“Regarding expenses necessary for the life of the fraternity and the needs of worship, of the apostolate, and of charity, all the brothers and sisters should offer a contribution according to their means. Local fraternities should contribute toward the expenses of the higher fraternity councils.”

~ The Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order, Article 25

. . .

“lt is true that we do not live “on bread alone,” but the fact of the matter is that the material elements that support and nourish life in fraternity are just as important and critical as the spiritual and psychological elements.”

~ Benet A. Fonck, OFM, Called to Proclaim Christ

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