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FRATERNITY MEETING:  Thursday, October 14, 2004

Candidates meet in Church Hall for Formation at 7 PM

Professed members meet in the CHURCH HALL AT 7:30 PM
 Continuing Formation will be followed by MASS AT 8 PM.

   SWEET REMINDERS:
Harry Henky & Joanne Hernandez

HEALTH AND WELFARE: Maria Amato; Annarumma family; Karen Ferrari and family; Marion Hartmann; Diane Menditto; Connie Ricci; Josie Tauriello; Rosa Morales; Julio Magnifico;        Mary Berrillo and the Licameli family, and Fr. Paschal.                            

Special intentions:
Frank Cavallo, Diane Menditto, Marie Sortino, & Tumminia Family.           

Family Members: Nicolo Amato; Mary Auricchio; Ed McManus, Chris TerrafrancPiedad Pazmino; Candida Cotto; Josefa DeJesús; Gladys Mitchell; Terry Gavin; George Loughran; Coralluzzo Family;  Madeline Wojcicki, & Christopher Wojcicki.

Repose of the Soul of: Henry Ferrari

Treasurer's Report

          $ 304.02    BalanceForward
          + 513.50    Income (Incl. brunch)
          $ 817.52    
           
- 20.00   Expenses
          $ 797.52   Closing Balance

   Food Pantry
   $ 290.00    Balance Forward 
      +17.00
   $ 307.00   
     -150.00    Donation
   $ 157.00    Closing Balance


IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID YOUR PER CAPITA, PLEASE DO SO THIS MONTH!


COFFEE SUPPLIES ARE RUNNING LOW! WE NEED DECAF COFFEE


STATUE OF OUR LADY:   October-Natale and Joanne Tumminia; November-Trudy Gassenheimer; December-Ramona Torres;

     January ‘05-Angelo Pinto; February-Frank Cavallo; March-Migdania Polanco; April-Karen Ferrari;  May-Lucy Stamilla;

     June-Open; July-Open; August-Anna Licamelli September-Harry Henky;  October-Natale and Joanne Tumminia.


CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED FROM:  We recieved a request for a donation to the St. Francis Ad Journal. (We will place an ad for the fraternty.)

     Fr. Sylvester sends his blessings and thanks for the Cord.

BIRTHDAYS:  October 4: Marguerite Cox & Diane Menditto;  5: Carmina Annarumma; 13: Elena Cilli.  November 5: Frank Cavallo
     and Joe Coralluzzo;  6: Rosemary LoCascio; 17: Joseph Sortino; 18: Trudy Gassenheimer.

Apostolate of Prayer:

Please pray for those on the Prayer List and for their intentions. You may submit intentions at any time to Diane by phone or by e-mail.

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COMMITMENT

When we become Secular Franciscans, we commit ourselves to the SFO Rule. Everyone should understand,

because of what they have learned in formation and continuing formation, that commitment to the Fraternity

is a very important part of the Rule.

 

As Secular Franciscans, we must examine our consciences to be sure that our priorities are in order. Please

remember that family obligations come first, next comes our livelihood—meaning our jobs, then comes

the fraternity. This means that our commitment to the Rule asks that we put all other commitments in fourth

place after family, work and fraternity!


That level of commitment does not only apply to fraternity meetings; it is also true of “extra” activities sponsored

by the fraternity or activities which we attend as a community. Recent examples of this would be our Brunch,

our Day of Recollection and the Mass for the Feast Day of St. Francis. If you were missing from these occasions

without good cause, please examine your commitment as a Secular Franciscan, and make every effort to organize your

priorities to fit what is asked of us by the Rule.

 

Please be sure to call to let us know if you will not be able to attend a fraternity gathering.

 

Our Brunch and our Day of Recollection were both very successful. These occasions presented a wonderful

opportunity for us to fulfill our Franciscan calling to share in community with the fraternity. 

Remember that Community is a very important part of our vocation!


Mark Your Calendar!

  • PARISH COFFEE HOUR
    • We are the sponsors for November (Sunday, November 7)
    • We will ask for volunteers to help out at this month's meeting
  • NORTH JERSEY CLUSTER
    • We will host the cluster meeting here at St. Francis on Saturday, December 4, 2004.