Parish News for the Month of September

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Upcoming Events

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00 PM
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:00 AM
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00 PM
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:00 PM
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 (All day)

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Readings for the Week

Readings for the Week of September 25, 2016
Sunday: Am 6:1a, 4-7/Ps 146:7-10/
     1 Tm 6:11-16/Lk 16:19-31
Monday: Jb 1:6-22/Ps 17:1-3, 6-7/Lk 9:46-50
Tuesday: Jb 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23/
     Ps 88:2-8/Lk 9:51-56
Wednesday: Jb 9:1-12, 14-16/Ps 88:10-15/
     Lk 9:57-62
Thursday: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 or Rv 12:7-12a/
     Ps 138:1-5/Jn 1:47-51
Friday: Jb 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5/Ps 139:1-3,
     7-10, 13-14/Lk 10:13-16
Saturday: Jb 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17/Ps 119:66,
     71, 75, 91, 125, 130/Lk 10:17-24
Next Sunday: Hb 1:2-3; 2:2-4/Ps 95:1-2, 6-9/
     2 Tm 1:6-8, 13-14/Lk 17:5-10

From the Pastor's Desk

     Born in 1182 the son of a wealthy cloth merchant in Assisi, St. Francis was a restless soul. As a young adult in the year 1205, he had tried his father’s business but found the career to be shallow and without a more noble purpose. His attention was drawn to the needs of the poor. He was the leader of Assisi’s youth and their most attractive and available young man, but he yearned for a different love. He sought the glories of war, but a dream in the night told him to return home and await what God would reveal to him.     
     For several years Francis searched the Scriptures, talked with friends and spiritual advisors, and prayed long hours in churches, woods and caves listening to God’s call and purpose for his life. Then one day in the church of San Damiano, a chapel right outside of Assisi, he heard the invitation of Jesus: “Francis, go rebuild my Church, which you see is falling into ruins.” “Yes!” said Francis. “This is what I want, this is what I long for with all my heart.”