OF THE HOLY FATHER
Opportunities for the young
That opportunities for education and employment may increase for all young people.
- Evangelization: Catechists
That catechists may give witness by living in a way consistent with the faith they proclaim.
Here is the link where you can find the digital booklet containing pictures of P ope Francis in celebration of his first year: Click here
SAINT OF THE DAY
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis (1181-1226) was born in Assisi, Italy, to a wealthy cloth merchant. He was a spoiled child given to pleasure, fine dress, and worldliness. Handsome and courteous, he was a favorite among the nobility. He took part in a battle between the Italian city-states and became a prisoner of war in Perugia. While in captivity he became ill, and while reflecting on his wanton life he had a profound conversion experience. He gave up his life of frivolity and embraced a life of penance and poverty. While praying before a crucifix in the church of San Damiano in Assisi he received his call from Christ to rebuild his Church which had fallen into ruin. He patterned his new rule of life after the Apostles, dressed himself as a poor peasant, and went through the countryside preaching repentance, love, and peace. His religious enthusiasm attracted followers, and with these he founded the Order of Friars Minor and the Poor Clares. His Order was approved by the Holy See in 1210 and it grew rapidly. Two years before his death he became the first known saint to receive the stigmata. Two years after his death the Church proclaimed him a saint. St. Francis of Assisi is the patron of peace, ecology, the environment, animals, Italy, merchants, and families. His feast day is October 4th.
VALENTINE DINNER DANCE FUNDRAISER
The event was sold out and everyone had a good time.
Thank you to Bill Dixon, who not only entertained us before dinner with Hawaiian music and song but also took pictures.
Click HEREto view the photo gallery.
Any attendee may download full size copies from the Dropbox account.
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