Below, please find Vatican Radio’s provisional translation of Pope Francis’ address to the Synod Fathers:
Click here to read his article, Having Patience for the Sausage-Making Synod.
This past Sunday, October 12, twelve individuals took the next step in the formation process as they discern and prepare for full communion with the Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. In the rites that took place at Sunday’s Mass, we as a parish community committed to getting to know these individuals and to helping them in their formation in the faith (especially through our prayers). In the upcoming weeks a poster with pictures of the catechumens (those not yet baptized) and candidates (those already baptized) will be placed by the kiosk. Please check it out and fill out a sheet committing to pray for these individuals between now and Easter. (Pictures courtesy of Stan Sandoe). Click here to see more pictures.
Who: All men of Saint Joan of Arc & Saint Patrick
What: Weekend of renewal for men at any stage in their spiritual journey
Theme: Men of Prayer and Service
When: Saturday, November 15 (9 AM*) – Sunday, November 16 (arrive in Kokomo at 4 PM)
Where: St. Felix Center** (1280 Hitzfield Street, Huntington, IN 46750)
Costs: $60 (includes accommodations, meals, and all supplies/handouts for the weekend)
Bring: AN OPEN HEART
Contact: Chad Grube 626-7005 firstname.lastname@example.org
*Start time indicates when activities will start in Huntington and does not include the approximate hour drive.
**For more information about the St. Felix Center or to see their facilities, check out their website: www.stfelixretreatcenter.com
Space is limited. Deadline is Thursday, October 30.
High School Retreat
October 18-19, 2014
9:30 am Saturday – 1:00 pm Sunday
Young Adult Women (age 18-35)
October 24-26, 2014
7:30 pm Friday – 1:00 pm Sunday
Come and See Visit
January 7-10, 2015
2:00 pm Wednesday – 1:00 pm Sunday
Register online at www.ssfpa.org/retreat or contact Sr. M. Lois at 574.259.5427 or email@example.com.
By tradition, the Catholic Church dedicates each month of the year to a certain devotion. The month of October is dedicated to the holy rosary, one of the best known of all Catholic devotions. It was instituted to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary in gratitude for the protection that she gives the Church in answer to the praying of the Rosary by the faithful. This year we are encouraging prayers for the Synod on the Family. Our Chapel Gift Shop has all rosaries 20% off this month.
>Archbishop Fulton Sheen said, “The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description.“