Upcoming Gatherings and Celebrations: 4th Sunday of Each Month at St. Francis of Assisi, 11401 Leesville Rd., Raleigh, NC 27613:
11:00 to 12:15 – Inquiry Formation in Room 406 in Anthony Hall
11:00 to 12:15 – Candidacy Formation in Room 752 of the Lifelong Learning Center
12:30 to 1:00 – Lunch and Social Time in the Founders Room of Anthony Hall
1:00 to 3:00 – Fraternity Gathering in the Founders Room of Anthony Hall. Except on January 24, 2016, and July 24, 2016, when the Gathering will be in Rooms 751 and 752 of Life Long Learning Center ( July 24, 2016: Fraternity Gathering at the Sienna Center, Rooms 751 & 752
October 3, 2017: Transitus to be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, in
Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at 7:00 pm. A reception will follow in the Assisi
Community Center, Padua Room (building adjacent to the Chapel).
October 6 to 8, 2017: Secular Franciscan Retreat “Exploring the Canticle of the
Creatures,” at Avila Retreat Center in Durham. (Directions below) Joanita
Nellenbach OFS, editor of the Communio, will be the facilitator.
Nov. 18, 2017: Padre Pio Secular Franciscan Fraternity Annual Retreat Saturday,
Nov. 18, 2017, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Avila Retreat Center in Durham; Lunch
and beverages will be provided Directions: Some guests have had issues with certain
map sites leading them to dead ends etc. Try going to http://www.maps.google.com and type in
“711 Mason Rd. Durham, NC 27712.” Then click “directions” on left side and put in
your starting address. That seems to work accurately most of the time…Retreat
Facilitator: Carolyn D. Townes, OFS National Animator Justice, Peace and Integrity of
Creation U.S. Secular Franciscan Order; Board Member, Franciscan Action Network
Topic: Mindful Communication
Cost: $40.00. Financial assistance is available from the Endowment Fund.
December 2, 2017: Rite of Permanent Profession and 11:00 Mass at St. Francis
of Assisi Catholic Church, Our Lady of the Angels Chapel. A reception will follow
in Anthony Hall, the Founders Room