The monthly Anointing and blessing with St. Peregrine relics takes place Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, following the 11:30 a.m. Mass. You do not need to contact the office for this blessing nor for the Anointing. St. Peregrine is the Patron Saint of the Sick, especially those afflicted with cancer. Anointing of the Sick is not just for people near death. Get more details on the Anointing of the Sick: http://tinyurl.com/anointsick
In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast day is October 4th, St. Joseph Catholic Church will host two Blessings of the Animals Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the front lawn of the school. Bring your beloved pets to be blessed!
Blessing of the Animals offers two time options: 11 a.m., 1 p.m.
What changed the life of St. Francis?
Three major incidents confirmed Francis in this path. In Assisi, he overcame his fear of disease to kiss the hand of a leper. Afterward, he made a pilgrimage to Rome, where he deposited his money at Saint Peter’s tomb and exchanged clothes with a beggar. Soon after he returned home, Francis heard Christ tell him in a vision: “Go, Francis, and repair my house, which as you see is falling into ruin.”
– Catholic News Agency
Please plan to pray the Rosary with 40 Days for Life, Saturday, Oct. 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, at Planned Parenthood. There will be sign-up sheets available Sunday, Oct. 1, at St. Joseph Catholic Church for parishioners to cover the hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
’40 Days for Life’ supports the value of life
May our prayers touch many hearts. 40 Days for Life, a period designated for prayer and support of the value of life, begins September 27 and runs through November 5. More information: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/fort-collins/