Browsing the October 2019 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

November 2-3, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/29/19

Several months ago I shared with you the news that I had been appointed by the General Council of the Franciscans to serve as “General Visitor” for the Franciscan Province of St. Paul the Apostle in Malta. We Franciscans have the custom that when a Province is electing new ... Read More »

October 26-27, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/21/19

This week we will celebrate All Saints Day on Friday, November 1 (a holy day of obligation) and All Souls Day on Saturday, November 2. These days always remind me that I am part of something much bigger than myself. We belong, not just to a parish, or an ... Read More »

October 19-20, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/14/19

Here are a few sections of Pope Francis’s letter to us for World Mission Sunday. For the month of October 2019, I have asked that the whole Church revive her missionary awareness and commitment. The title of the present Message is: Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on ... Read More »

October 12-13, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/07/19

Today’s Gospel is the well-known story of the ten persons with leprosy that were healed by Jesus. Knowing the reputation of Jesus for compassion, they took the risk and cried out for mercy. Jesus sent them to show themselves to the priests (as was required by their law); on ... Read More »