October Saints: Our Prayer Partners for Fall

Fall leaves, football, family, and friends.   It’s a full calendar in fall.  Each week we spend 40 hours or more a week working and about an hour spent in worship.  This month, sweep out the cobwebs of old habits and spend some time in prayer with our October Saints.   Click on a link to find prayers, biographies and more, or step into our parish library for a good book to read.  It’s a treat to discover the gifts God has for us hidden in the lives of the saints.   

October 1st .St. Teresa of Lisieux [1873‐1897] ‐ ‘The Little Flower’, member Carmelite order, Patroness of the Missions 4. St. Francis of Assisi [1182‐1226] ‐ Founder of the Franciscan communities, Patron of Ecologists

October 4th: St. Francis of Assisi (1181 – 1226) Today is the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Please join us at 7 pm in Serra Center for a festive bilingual Mass and a beautiful reception afterward to honor our role model and guide to following Jesus Christ.  Click here for more on the life and spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi.

October 11th  St. John XXIII [1881‐1963] ‐ Pope, Initiated the 2nd Vatican Council

October 15th  St. Teresa of Avila [1515‐1582] ‐ Foundress of the Discalced Carmelites, Doctor of the Church 16. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque [1647‐1690] ‐ Religious‐ Poor Clare, Devotee of the Sacred Heart

October 17th St. Ignatius of Antioch [37‐107] ‐ Bishop of Antioch, Martyr

October 18th  St. Luke [1st century] ‐ Evangelist, Patron of Physicians

October 19th  St. Isaac Jogues [1607‐1646] & St. Jacques Marquette ‐ Jesuit Priests, Missionaries, North American Martyrs

October 22nd. St. John Paul II [1920‐2005] ‐ Pope 1978‐2005, Pilgrim pope

October 23rd  St. John of Capistrano [1386‐1456] ‐ Franciscan reformer

October 28th  St. Jude [1st century]‐ Apostle, Martyr, Patron of Hopeless Causes