Vatican City March 1, 2017
Pope Francis Prayer Intention for May
May intentions are dedicated to Christians in Africa: When we look at Africa, we see much more than its great natural richness.
We see its joie de vivre, and above all, we see grounds for hope in Africa’s rich intellectual, cultural and religious heritage.
But we cannot fail to see the fratricidal wars decimating peoples and destroying these natural and cultural resources.
Let us join with our brothers and sisters of this great continent, and pray together that Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.
Our Fraternity Gatherings are on the third Sunday of the month. On the third Sunday, June 18th is Father’s Day, our gathering has been moved to the forth Sunday, June 25th.
Mass at 12 PM (Optional) in the friary chapel. Our Social will begin at 1 PM in the friary refectory followed by a fifteen to twenty minute business meeting. Following our business meeting we will have ongoing formation. Ongoing formation usually begins around 2:30 PM to around 3:45 PM. The ongoing formation can be from the current study format or a speaker. At 4 PM the fraternity will meet in the chapel for evening prayer.
Our annual fraternity picnic will be on Sunday, September 17, 2016.
We are asking members and visitors to either bring a potluck dish, or side dish or a dessert. Unfortunately, there are no electrical outlets in the area so we will not be able to hook up crock-pots or warmers to heat up food. For those fraternity’s who are planning to once again join us this year, please contact our picnic coordinator, France Staudenmann, OFS, at: (301) 294-3085 or by e-mail at: email@example.com for more information and to make your reservations.