Browsing the October 2016 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

October 29-30, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 10/31/16

The church calls us to celebrate the victory of grace in the lives of all the saints this Tuesday, the Feast of All Saints. In addition to the regular noon mass, we will have another mass at 7:00 pm as we do on all the holy days of obligation. ... Read More »

October 22-23, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 10/24/16

As the cold weather season approaches, we are hearing frequent reminders about getting a flu shot and becoming more careful about our personal health habits. The archdiocese also circulates a memo which addresses possible changes in how we celebrate mass during these times. You can find the guidelines in ... Read More »

October 15-16, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 10/24/16

A heartfelt thanks goes out to all of you who were involved with the South Oakland Shelter this past week. There is so much done behind the scenes to make this week go smoothly. Again, a special thanks to Tim and Nancy Cahoon for shepherding this good deed along.

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October 8-9, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 10/10/16

Thanks to the many volunteers who will be involved with the South Oakland Shelter in the days ahead, especially to those for whom this is the first time. It takes a lot to step outside our familiar routines. I know that you will find yourselves enriched by this experience.

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October 1-2, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 10/04/16

Join us for prayer on Monday evening as we commemorate the death of St. Francis in a beautiful Transitus Service, a long-standing Franciscan tradition. The service is a simple retelling of the final hours of St. Francis, accompanied by music and reflective silence. We love to share this sacred ... Read More »