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Pope Francis Speech at the End of the Synod

pope francis5(Vatican Radio) At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis addressed the assembled Fathers, thanking them for their efforts and encouraging them to continue to journey.

Below, please find Vatican Radio’s provisional translation of Pope Francis’ address to the Synod Fathers:

 

http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-francis-speech-at-the-conclusion-of-the-synod

Fr. Barron update on the Synod of the Family

Synod-on-the-Family-imageWhat does Fr. Barron have to say about the deliberations of the Synod of the Family?

Click here to read his article, Having Patience for the Sausage-Making Synod.

Welcome to the Parish Family

Catechumens: Madeline Asbury, Ashton Ferris, Ezra Phelps, Jaxin Phelps Candidates: Carli Asbury, Glen Asbury, Olivia Asbury, Pamela Asbury, Pamela Hamshew, Deb Keller, Lisa Whybrew, Sarah Zimmerman

Catechumens: Madeline Asbury, Ashton Ferris, Ezra Phelps, Jaxin Phelps
Candidates: Carli Asbury, Glen Asbury, Olivia Asbury, Pamela Asbury, Pamela Hamshew, Deb Keller, Lisa Whybrew, Sarah Zimmerman

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.

 

Men’s Renewal Weekend – Nov 15 &16

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St. Felix Center

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   cgrube@saintjoan.org

How:                      Click here to register on line

*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.

Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration Hosting Many Upcoming Events!

sisers of st. francisThe Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in Mishawaka, Indiana, are hosting many upcoming discernment events!

High School Retreat
October 18-19, 2014
9:30 am Saturday – 1:00 pm Sunday

Discernment Retreat
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 srloisdelee@gmail.com.

October is the Month of the Holy Rosary

mary-rosaryBy 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.