Notes for September
Attendance: Bernie, Sheila, Carl, John, Becca, Melanie, Elizabeth, and Kathleen.
1) Formation - discussion on Refections 1 & 2 in To Live as Francis Lived
2) Discussion about celebrating the Transitus and Feast of St. Francis October 3-4
• Voted to join together for Transitus service in Manassas, Virginia. October 3, 2016 —Celebration of the Transitus, 7:00 pm, All Saints Catholic Church Chapel, Manassas, Va. RSVP by September 15 to Peggy Gregory, OFS, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rita Colleran, OFS at email@example.com. Carl will be driving, and others as needed -- please contact Carl or John if you plan to attend.
• Invitation from Carl to have a BBQ at his home in October 4th for the Feast of St. Francis at 4pm. It will be pot-luck -- please bring a dish.
4) Planning for the Annual Retreat at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery on October 22-23
• Plans for food and who wants to stay overnight at cabin -- please contact John if you plan to stay overnight to get a head count.
• Retreat will be held from 10am-4pm each day
• Please invite others who may find a calling to be a Secular Franciscan.
• Fraternity will provide Bodos Bagels and Coffee and Juice for mornings, and asking everyone to bring pot-luck for lunch. Those staying overnight can bring snacks and dinner items for the kitchen.
5) Please pray for our next meeting, as we will be having elections for our new officers serving for the next three years. Please contact Carl if you are unable to attend this meeting.
• Kathleen Cunningham - September 6
• Elizabeth Adams-Eilers - September 17
• None for August or September
Remembrance for those who have gone before us:
• Mary Benza, O.F.S.
• August 27th - Trader Joe's pickup at 10am
• September 1st - Day of Prayer for Care for Creation (2nd Annual started by Pope Francis) - Season of Creation Sept. 1 to Oct. 4th
• September 18th 3-4:30pm - Coffee & Conversation organized by Sheila
• September 24th 10am - Trader Joe's Pickup for Food Ministry
• September 24th 12-5pm - Mosque Open House
• September 24th 7pm - 40th Anniversary Oktoberfest at Church of the Incarnation
• September 25th - Concerts Across America to Stop Gun Violence - Westminister Presbyterian Church
• October 3rd 7pm - Transitus Service in Manassas
• October 4th 4pm - Feast of St. Francis BBQ at Carl's Home
• October 8th 12:15pm -- meeting and Elections for officers (done every three years -- prayerfully consider)
• October 14-16 - Formation Directors Weekend - Loyola Retreat House on the Potomac
• Saturday & Sunday October 22-23 - Annual Fraternity Retreat at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Crozet.
November 11-12, 2016 — Regional Chapter and National Visitation, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 1800 Seton Drive, Crofton, Md.