Saint Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
September 23 (1887-1968)
Francesco Forgione was born in the Italian village of Pietrelcina. He entered the Capuchin Friars at the age of 16 and was ordained in 1910. A stigmatic, he lived more than 50 years at the friary of San Giovanni Rotondo, devoted to a life of ministry through sacramental reconciliation and celebration of the Eucharist and helping countless people who sought his counsel.
Pope Paul VI said of him: “Look what fame he had, what a worldwide following gathered around him! But why? Perhaps because he was a philosopher? Because he was wise? Because he had resources at his disposal? Because he said Mass humbly, heard confessions from dawn to dusk and was—it is not easy to say it--one who bore the wounds of our Lord. He was a man of prayer and suffering.”
Join us at the parish office for two more video presentations on the Eucharist. Part 2 titled “The Story of the Eucharist” to be held on Tuesday, September 24. Part 3 titled “Bread for the Journey” held on Tuesday, October 8th. This is to prepare us for a short course on the Eucharist based on the books of Scott Hahn later in the fall.
The First Reconciliation and Communion classes start again this fall. The parent’s meeting has already happened. Deadline for registration is at the first class at 6:00 pm Thursday, October 3rd.
ROSARY MEDITATION WALK
To celebrate Rosary month, we are having a meditation walk after mass on Sunday, October 13, 2019. We assemble at 1:30 pm in the Save On Food parking lot and as a group walk through the trails to the river and back.
Replicas of the stained glass window for the new shrine are again available for sale at $50. All proceeds to go to the building fund.