“The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.” – St. Francis
It is with Joy that we meet again for another year. As the pandemic continues, we are compelled to follow the rules imposed by the Health and City Officials, and to adapt to on-going changes. It is with sadness that we must announce
another change, to which our Fraternity must adjust. The CND convent can no longer accommodate us on weekends. Sister Bonneau (CND Leader) informed us that due to declining numbers in the CND community and staff, we can meet, at the Convent on Thursdays or Fridays. The ICF Council decided upon the second Thursday of the month from 1-5 p.m. as our meeting date. We will be notified at the end of every month, of the availability of the
room, and must follow the COVID Requirement Rules of the House.
FRATERNITY MEETINGS *** Sunday, September 12th , 2021 at 2:00 PM and Sunday, October 10th , 2021 at 2:00pm, September’s meeting will be conducted via ZOOM for those using computers, cellphones or IPAD; for those using the telephone, PLEASE use the same phone number you used at our last meeting. Calls will start @1:30 p.m. so that connections will be completed @2:00 p.m.
Details for October’s meeting will be announced.
The meeting will begin with the Franciscan Crown followed by the Liturgy of the Hours. Please have your Franciscan Crown Leaflet, Rosary and Liturgy of the Hours ready.
ONGOING FORMATION: ** Grace is introducing a new program: “The Lessons of St Francis”. In SEPTEMBER A Tangible Saint, will be presented by Grace and in OCTOBER, Luba will present Simplicity.
JPIC Report – Michel David, International Counsellor & JPIC Team Leader, in the August 2021. JPIC Communiqué, quotes Abigail, a survivor of the Residential
School System: “Say something….do something” words that express so much pain, but also hope. “There is a great weight on our shoulders for the wrong committed by our Church and Governments. What should the Church, politicians, or indigenous peoples do? On a personal level, should we take the responsibility to act with justice, peace and integrity? What have we said or done to reconcile with our indigenous brothers and sisters”? (Excerpt from JPIC Communiqué).
CELEBRATING the FEAST of St. MARY of the ANGELS of the LADY of the PORTIUNCULA (August 2nd).