Friday of the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time and the Memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:
Welcome to Friday of the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time and it is the Memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. The readings for today can be found if you Click Here for Today's Readings .
Here are a few details on St. Frances Xavier Cabrini:
Frances Cabrini was born in the Lombardy region of Italy. She took private religious vows at age twenty-seven, adding “Xavier” to her name in honor of the great Jesuit missionary to the East. In 1880, she founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with the aim of evangelizing in China, yet Pope Leo XIII advised her to go “not to the east, but to the west.”
Arriving in New York in 1889, she founded an orphanage for children of Italian immigrants. Schools, hospitals, and a prison ministry followed. Frances died in 1917, having established sixty-seven institutes of the order in the United States, Europe, and Central and South America. She is the patroness of immigrants.
Our reflection today is a prayer to The Sacred Heart of Jesus and is followed by a beautiful presentation of the song “Holy Is His Name.”
Thank you for the nice input many of you have been giving regarding the Chapel Service for the kids that focus on the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday. Many have expressed gratitude that I have started including the link to the weekly videos so that you can share them with your kids or grandkids as it seems the kids really enjoy Baa and Cammy…my “helpers.”
If you would like to take a look and hopefully share these with your kids or grandkids, here is the link to this week’s Chapel Service: Chapel Service for This Week ..
There are still seats available in all of the Masses this Sunday except for 10:30 am. The 8:00 am is nearly full, but the other two are open. So, please Click Here to Sign Up for Sunday Mass .
We do indeed hope you have a wonderful weekend, and we hope you are able to join us either in person or during our live-stream Mass at 10:30. It is available on our Facebook page as well.
Blessings to all.
Your servant in Christ,