St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
8151 Chimneyrock Blvd. Cordova, TN 38016 Parish Office
(901)756-1213 Fax (901)755-2168
OFFICE HOURS: 9am-5pm, M-F [email protected]
Rev. Carl Jude Hood, Parochial Administrator Rev. Robert D.
Ballman, Assoc. Pastor Rev. Johnnie Smith, Senior Priest Deacons:
Bill Davis, Mick Hovanec, Joe Kuzio, Chuck Lightcap, Tony
MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday 5:00pm Vigil
Sunday 7:15am, 8:45am, 10:30am, 12:15pm &
7:15pm (In Spanish)
Holy Days As Announced Weekdays Mon-Sat 8:15am Mon-Fri 12:00
RECONCILIATION: Saturday 4:00-4:45pm
or by appointment
S t . F r a n c i s o f A s s i s i
C a t h o l i c S c h o o l 2100 N. Germantown Pkwy
Cordova, TN 38016 (901) 388-7321 Office
(901) 388-8201 Fax www.sfawolves.org
Mrs. Kathleen Scherer, Principal Mrs. Alicia Brown, Asst.
Full-time Grades 3K-8 Part-time Preschool, Ages 2-4
For more information, new student applications, or a tour of our
please call (901) 381-2548.
SFA School would like to invite you to join our annual
fundraiser, Best Bites, on Satur-day, October 14, from 7:00 to
10:00pm. This adult-only event will have samplings from many of our
local restaurants, a silent auction, a live band, and a raffle with
a chance to win $5,000! Please visit our website at sfawolves.org,
click on Parents, then PTO to purchase raffle tickets for your
chance to win $5,000. Thank you in advance for sup-porting your
parish school! Please call or email Susan Fetz at 381-2548 or
[email protected] to have any questions answered. Est usted
interesado en ser parte de nuestra familia de la escuela de St.
Francis? Es-tamos aceptando aplicaciones para el ao escolar
2017-2018. Si desea obte-ner ms informacin de nuestra escuela,
aplicaciones para nuevos estu-diantes o para visitar la escuela
pueden ponerse en contacto con [email protected] Para
hablar con alguien en espaol llamen al numero: (901)381-2548.
Descubran por qu tantas familias estn optan-
Full-time and part-time Preschool available!
Sacraments and Pastoral Care
POPCORN SALES The Boy Scouts are holding their Annual Popcorn
Sale fundrasier in the St. Francis/St. Clare Room
after the following Masses THIS WEEKEND:
Saturday, Oct. 7, 5:00pm
Sunday, Oct. 8, 8:45am, 10:30am and 12:15pm
Thank you to everyone from our sponsors, volunteers, and those
who participated. We had great weather and a good time was had by
all. A special thank you to our volunteer committee who put in many
hours for meet-ings, phone calls, emails, and the weekend of the
Room in the Inn Sign Ups This Weekend
St. Francis is joining with other churches in the Memphis area
serve those experiencing homelessness. You can help by inviting
the homeless to be our guests at Room in the Inn, every Thursday
night, from November-March, at the Ozanam Center (St. Vincent de
Paul Soup Kitchen), 1306 Monroe. We will be offering food and
shelter to those in need of our aid. You can assist in this
endeavor by pre-paring and serving dinner, sharing in fellowship,
arrang-ing sleeping quarters or serving as a Laundry Angel. There
is a job for everyone. Please stop by the Room in the Inn table in
the Narthex, after all Masses this weekend. Or call Jim Burge at
(901) 254-1595 for more information.
Sacrament of Baptism Parents wishing to have a child (6 and
under) baptized must be registered and active parishioners for a
minimum of three (3) months prior to the date of baptism and are
required to attend a Baptism Preparation Class prior to setting a
date. Classes are generally scheduled on the third Thursdays of
each month, but please consult the bulletin to confirm. Please call
the Church Of-fice to schedule baptisms.
Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation Preparation for
sacraments requires two years of preparation - received either
through Parish Religious Education classes (PRE) or religious
education at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School. Call the Church
Office for additional information.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) The Rite of
Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process through which
adults become full members of the Catholic Church. Sessions meet
weekly from September through April or May. If interested, please
call the church office or visit the church website and submit the
form on the Becoming Catholic page.
Sacrament of Penance A priest is available to celebrate the
Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance or Confession)
every Saturday afternoon from 4:00 4:45 PM, or by appointment
through the parish of-fice.
Sacrament of Matrimony Couples wishing to get married at St.
Francis must make an ap-pointment to begin marriage preparation
with one of the priests or deacons at least 9 months before the
proposed date of the wedding. Contact the church office for
Anointing of the Sick Due to federal privacy laws, hospitals no
longer contact parishes when a parishioner enters the hospital.
Please call the parish office when you or a member of your family
enters or plans to enter the hospital.
Please contact the parish office for information regarding
funeral arrangements. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are
with you during this difficult time.
Adoration Exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is
offered on the First Friday of every month. Exposition typically
begins in the chapel immediately following the 8:15 am Mass and
continues until Benediction at 5:30 pm. All are welcome to join us
in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
Birthright of Memphis
Birthright of Memphis will have an information table in the
Narthex next weekend, October 14
& 15. Though there will not be a second collection,
envelopes for gifts will be available.
Mass Intentions for the Week
This Week at St. Francis
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Betty Siano, Director of Religious
Education Yissel Carroll, Religious Education Adm. Asst.
PARISH STAFF: Barbara King, Office Mgr./Bulletin Editor Charlene
Lane, Bookkeeper Barb Cobb, Reception/Admin. Tracy McClure,
Reception/Admin. Chris Bernardini, Building Supervisor Mark Morra,
LITURGY: Chelsea Negray, Director of Traditional Choir and
Handbell Choir Judy Brewer, Organist Tim Vaziri, Youth Ministry
YOUTH: Jeff Bogue, Youth Minister Michael Brooks, Youth
FIRST COMMUNION, FIRST RECONCILIATION & CONFIRMATION:
Preparation for sacraments is a two-year process. Call Parish
Office for information.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES: September May; Four year oldHigh
School, 10:15am-11:45am Sunday at St. Francis of Assisi School.
Call Parish Office for information.
YOUTH MINISTRY: LIFETEENHigh School (9th-12th Grade) 6:30-8:30pm
following 5:30pm Mass on Sundays EDGEMiddle School-(7th-8th Grade)
7:00-8:30pm - Wednesdays
NURSERY: Located in Parish Life Center Ages 8 months thru 3
years Saturday, 5:00PM, Sunday 8:45 and 10:30AM
BULLETIN DEADLINE: 4:45PM on Tuesdays. Please submit in writing
via mail or email to [email protected]
SUNDAY, October 8th
Sign up with Room in the Inn after all Masses this weekend.
Boy Scout Popcorn Sales in SF/SC Room, TODAY after the 8:45am,
10:30am and 12:15pm Masses.
12:00PM Adult Bible Study Rm. 111 1:30PM SFA Sports PLC Gym
Weblos 2Meister Rm. 110 2:00PM Knights of Columbus, First Degree
112/113 Wolf DenClark Rm. 107 MONDAY, October 9th 3:00PM SFA Sports
PLC Gym 6:30PM Grief Support GroupPease Rm. 110 7:00PM Ladies Bible
Study Rm. 112 TUESDAY, October 10th 6:00PM Rosario en Espaol Chapel
6:30PM Scouts Leaders MeetingOrtiz Rm. 110 7:00PM Womens
CursilloRosenfield Rm. 112 EvangelizacionGonzalez Rm. 111
WEDNESDAY, October 11th 7:00PM RCIA Rm. 108 Rosary Makers Rm. 111
EvangelizacionGonzalez Rm. 112 Traditional Choir Practice Rm. 109
7:30PM Hispanic Choir Practice Rm. 110 THURSDAY, October 12th
10:00AM TOPS Rm. 110 10:30AM Prayer Shawl Ministry Rm. 111 6:30PM
Rosary Chapel FRIDAY, October 13th Happy Birthday Fr. Rob! No
SATURDAY, October 14th 7:00AM St. Joseph Mens Club Rm. 111
9:00AM Cath. Charities Social Ministries Conf. Rm. 113 4:25PM
Rosary Church 7:00PM Best Bites SFA Fundraiser SBA
Happy Birthday, Fr. Rob Ballman!
SATURDAY, October 7th 8:15AM DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE PIATCHEK
FAMILY By Deacon Jim & Sally Piatchek 5:00PM HARRY & MARY
STEVENS by Bob & Katherine Musolf
SUNDAY, October 8th 7:15AM ROSINA MARTELLO by Family 8:45AM
DEACON JOHN OATES by Bill & Georgia Davis 10:30PM LARRY DEMCHUK
by Marlene Demchuk 12:15PM SILVANA LASER (BDAY) by Family 7:15PM
MONDAY, October 9th 8:15AM JS CANUTE by Jude Canute 12:00PM
PATRICK KING by Teri Anderson
TUESDAY, October 10th 8:15AM JOHN & HELEN LaVELLE by family
12:00PM RONNY ANDERSON by Teri Anderson
WEDNESDAY, October 11th 8:15AM HERB BERNER (Anniv.) by Mary Lou
Berner 12:00PM J. WILLIAM HIMMELREICH by Hailey Family
THURSDAY, October 12th 8:15AM INT/TERRY HOLLAHAN by Shirley
Hollahan 12:00PM JEAN SCOTT by Mary Lou Berner
FRIDAY, October 13th 8:15AM KARIN BRETT by family 12:00PM TERRY
HARVEY by LeBlanc family
SATURDAY, October 14th 8:15AM EVELYN DURBIN by Mary Lou Berner
5:00PM JAMES HERBERS by McClure family
SUNDAY, October 15th 7:15AM PARISH 8:45AM JAMES HERBERS (Anniv.)
by Aunts Carolyn, Joanne & Barbara 10:30PM CAROLE EMBRY (Bday)
by Dave & Marcell Cash 12:15PM HENRY GARCIA by Barbara Cruchon
Flowers on the altar
in honor of
by Bryan and JoAnne LeBlanc
Give and it shall be given to you. For the measure you use, will
be measured back to you. Luke 6:38
October 1, 2017
Offertory $27,826.00 Enriching Our Future $5,152.00 Youth
If you missed the opportunity to contribute to the Hurricane
Relief Fund, you may send your gift to the
church office (check payable to SFA Church or donate via the
link on our website:
Contact Jeff Bogue in the Parish Office, 901-756-1213,
or Michael Brooks at 901-435-3611
Check us out on: facebook.com/sfayouth
St. Francis of Assisi Youth Groups
Upcoming Events: TODAY, Sunday, October 8 2:00pm, First Degree
Rooms 112, 113, Candidates
If you would like to learn more about the Knights or would like
to be part of our organization, please contact
Michael Wells at [email protected]
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
You havent missed out! Class is Just Beginning!
Are you interested in learning about or join-ing the Catholic
Faith? Are you Catholic and wish to have a deeper knowledge of your
Faith? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a
process through which adults become full members of the Catholic
Church. There are several stages involved in the process beginning
with a period of in-quiry to find out more about Catholicism.
If you are interested in RCIA, please visit our website to
com-plete an inquiry form: www.stfrancismemphis.org; click on
Becoming Catholic, scroll down to the form and submit after
completion. A team member should contact you, but please join us
each Wednesday, even if you have not yet re-ceived a phone
RCIA meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm in Room 108 of the
Parish Life Center, September through Easter. This years sessions
began on Wednesday, September 6. Please call or email the church
office with questions:
901-756-1213 or [email protected]
Entrenamiento de los Ministros de Eucarista y de los Lectores en
Espaol se estrenar en Octubre
Ministros de Eucarista ser el Martes, 3, 10 y 17 de Octubre en
el Centro Catlico de 6-8pm
Ministros de Lectores ser el Lunes, 2, 9 y 16 de Octubre en el
Centro Catlico de 6-8pm
Centro Catlico 5825 Shelby Oaks Drive, Memphis, TN 38134
Please join us for dinner, fun, and fellowship on Bingo
The menu will include pork tenderloin, green salad, scalloped
potatoes, and baked apples.
Members will receive a call by Sunday, Oct. 15th for dinner
reservations. Interested non-members or those who do not receive a
call should con-tact Ben Meisler at (190)489-2433.
St. Francis of Assisi School Presents Alice in Wonderland
St. Benedict at Auburndale Theatre ~ 8250 Varnavas Dr. Friday,
October 20, 6:30pm ~ Saturday, October 21, 1:30pm
Tickets ~ $5 for students ~ $10 for adults
Join Alice, the White Rabbit and a host of oth-ers in a musical
wonderland when the Missoula Childrens Theatre and more than 50 St.
Francis students present an original musical adaptation of the
Lewis Carroll classic, ALICE IN WONDER-LAND. Our K-8 students will
be featured as Al-ice, the King of Hearts, the Knave of Hearts,
Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and the
Dormouse. Some will perform the roles of The Duchess, The Mock
Turtle and Tweedledum and Tweedledee. The Cheshire Cats are a group
in this production with singing and dancing lobsters. Please join
us for this wonderful production!
The Knights of Columbus Annual Soccer Challenge
for boys and girls ages 9 to 14 will be held on Saturday,
October 14 at 2pm on the field next to the SBA tennis courts.
For more information, call Tim Mulroy at 901-277-7906.
SAVE THE DATE! Parish Spaghetti Dinner Wednesday, October
6:00PM, PLC Gym
Guest Speaker to be Announced
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
Sunday, October 22nd at 6:30pm in Room 108
Faith Formation for Children
Noticias Primera Comunin y Primera Reconciliacin
Join us for our parish schools only fundraiser- a night of great
food from local restaurants and caterers, silent auction, raffle
drawing for $5000, live band and dancing!
Food from Fox Ridge Pizza, Jim N Nicks, One & Only BBQ,
Newks Eatery, On the Border and More!!
Make sure to get your tickets for the event and raffle today!
Please see the PTO tab on the SFA school website to purchase
Event tickets are $35 prior to the event, $45 at the door Win
$5,000!! Raffle tickets are 1 for $20 and 5 for $90
The evening is for adults only and is definitely one not to
miss! Saturday October 14th ~ 7 P.M. - 10 P.M. St. Benedict at
Auburndale Dining Hall
Come Join Us and Beat the Odds at
St. Francis Schools Annual Best Bites of Memphis
First Communion & First Reconciliation News
Required parent meetings for First Reconciliation will be held
in the coming weeks. Please plan to attend ONE of these
Sunday, October 29 at 10:30am in the Activity Room of St.
Francis of Assisi School OR (Spanish Meeting) Sunday, October 29 at
10:30am in the Room 215 of St. Francis of Assisi School OR
Thursday, November 2 at 7:00pm in Rm. 113 in the Parish Life
Childcare is available for all meetings. Mark your calendars:
First Reconciliation will be Saturday, November 18.
PRE News PRE classes will NOT meet on October 8 & 15 for
Fall Break. Classes resume October 22.
Reuniones obligatorias de padres para la Primera
Comunin/Reconciliacin se llevarn a cabo en las prxi-mas semanas.
Por favor haga planes para asistir a UNA de estas reuniones:
Domingo, 29 de Octubre a las 10:30 am en el Saln de Actividades del
Escuela de San Francisco (Ingles) O Domingo, 29 de Octubre a las
10:30 am en el salon 215 del Escuela de San Francisco de Ass
(Espaol) O Jueves, 2 de Noviembre a las 7:00 pm en el salon 113 en
el Centro de Vida Parroquial (Ingles)
Cuidado de nios est disponible para todas las reuniones. Marque
su calendario: Primera Reconciliacin ser el Sbado 18 de
Noticias de PRE Las clases de Pre NO se reunirn el 8 y 15 de
Octubre para las vacaciones de otoo. Regresaremos a clases
el 22 de Octubre.
Please pray for the sick and f or those who are serving in the
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS IN PRAYER
Our sons, daughters and family mem-bers are halfway around the
world serv-ing our country. Help support our troops in prayer,
especially those known per-sonally to our parish:
Christopher Anderson, Jeffrey Anderson, Gareth Bowen,
Christopher Rusty Bownds, Lt. Col. Chad Carroll, Sgt. Ashley
Carter, Sgt. Steven Carter, 2Lt. Trevor Cooke, Annie Cynkar, Airman
Colby Find-ley, Capt. Dennis Fitzgerald, Sgt. Adam Gallick, Aaron
Galvez, Cpl. Christopher J. Henderson, Sgt. Israel Hernandez, Staff
Sgt. Matthew David Huddleston, Staff Sgt. Richard Hulshof, Sgt.
Jonathan Kos-key, Sgt. Jennifer Kuzio, Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, Sgt.
Sean Lamb, 1Lt Angela Lewis, Spc. Kyler Lunman, William Marshall,
Cpl. Michael McCaffrey, USMC, Captain Chris McCarver, Sgt. PFC Dale
Eric Moore, Sgt. Justin Murrell, James Ed-ward Owens, III, Capt.
Tom Petrilak, Dan-iel Presley, Joseph Presley, Dennis Proc-tor,
Sgt. Ricky Rendon, Spc. Joey Scott, Sr., Sgt. Cody Sedlacek, Capt.
Andrew Magpuri Shaffer, Airman Angela Thom-as, Anthony Thompson,
1st Lt. Allison Todd, 1LT Kyle Treece, Dominique Willis.
LET US PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR COMMUNITYPlease remember these
parishioners and friends of St. Francis in your prayers: Lauren
Akins, Dennis Alcover, Carole Arkin, Loretta Ball-man, Charlie
Bargiachi, Ricky Barreto, Joshua Beer, Lillian Bernard, Charles
Best, John Blount, Jack Boren, Alex Bouchard, Bill Bryant, Francis
Cammilo, Claude Carpenter, Jessa Carter, Ryan Chambers, Cecelia
Chiodo, Dorothy Ciarloni, Leonard Ciarloni, William & Margie
Ciarloni, Ed-die Cicalla, Tina Cook, Jan Cordray, David Cupp, Dick
Davis, Russell P. DeLassus, Carolyn Dene-gri, Cindy Derryberry,
John Dolan, Carolyn Dominick, Aine Donaghy, Stephen Dufrechou,
Eve-lyn Durbin, Pam East, Lou Ellmo, Marlene Evans, Penny Facaelli,
Terry Facelli, Bill Fitzhenry, Billy Gaetano, Mike Gallagher, Mark
Giannini, Earl Gillespie, Tom Griffin, Jo Griffith, Juan Diego
Guadalupe, Roberto Guadalupe, Fred Geiger, Amelio Guasco, Heida
Guzman, Tom & Barbara Hammond, Robert Harmon, Mike Harty, Sr.,
Bob Hayes, Helen Herbers, Thomas Hernon, Becky Heslep, Pam Hipp,
Loree Horton, Terry & Cathy Hollahan, Richard Howell, Sr.,
Holly Hudson, Debra Huttig, Aurora Jiminez, Bill Johnson, James
Johnston, Jr., Janet & John Paul Jones, Caralee Joyner,
Benjamin Kennedy, Garrett Knight, Maury Knowlton, Barbara Killian,
Ruth Kimble, Max Kolar, Trish Krog, George Kuehl, Debbie Kuzio, Ed
Land, Don Lear, Christina LeBlanc, Barbara Lee, Annie Lewis, George
Linder, Sam Lobianco, Shirley Lurry, Debra Lutz, Dana Lynch,
Richard Majkrzak, Patricia Macbrohn, Margaret Markham, Ronald
Marshak, Sandy Marshak, David Marshall, Margaret Marshall, Carmen
Martinez, Megan Mastrobattista, Dylan McCarty, Carol McCusker, Andy
McDermott, Fred Macbrohn, Betty Malone, Nitza Melendez, Troy
Merrill, Larry Montgomery, Mitch Morgan, Skip Moore, Sr., Larry
Mix, Sam Mulliken, Tony Neri, Sandy Nestler, Lan Thi Nguyen, Mark
Noelker, Maria Ocasio, Norma Oates, Diana Owens, Viviane Parham,
Neo Pedro, Pam Peri, Connie Pirani, Annie Plumley, Duane Poehnelt,
Lee Powell, Maureen Pratt, Diana Reid, John Remkus, Frank Rivera,
Nancy Rivera, Denise Rivers, Bobbi Rodgers, Don Rodgers, Emily
Grace Rodgers, Michael Rodgers, Wray Rodgers, Bill Rose, Evan Ross,
Bob Rounsefell, Jane Sacharczyk, Clara Sanabria, Jason Scott, Betty
Seago, Kay Sentovich, Gary Sheridan, Morgan Skorupa, Landon
Slawsom, Justin St. John, Janet Stains, Peggy Steffan, Thomas
Stiever, Stacy Stricklen, Bob & Beverly Strough-ton, Debbie
Sullivan, Susan Sutton, Sally Tanner, Fay Mary Taylor, Bernice
Thielemier, Jaison Thomas, Clare Thorpe, Coring Tipay, Bob Treece,
Ralph Veth, Tom Viotti, Richard Waldon, Lou Washburn, Patrick
Westfield, Peggy White, Breccan Wilson, George & Jo Yohanek,
Katie Zazzara and Paul Zoccola, Sr.
Names will run for one month. Please call the church office at
756-1213 to extend.
Life Line Preventive Health Screening at St. Francis
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based
pre-ventive health screen-ings, will offer their affordable,
and painless health screenings at St Francis of Assisi Church on
11/20/2017. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential
health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading
cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a
rup-tured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a
strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fi-brillation or
irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a
bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk
of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4
vas-cular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our
member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to
complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10
discount off any package priced above $129, please call
1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle
or text the word circle to 797979.
St. Benedict at Auburndale High School Grounded in Faith ~
Elevated by Excellence
Affordable Catholic, co-ed education! Check it out! Accepting
applications for 2018-2019. Be sure to get on the list!
Be an Eagle Day ~ 8th Grade Shadow Day Friday, October 27,
General Mills Box Tops and Campbells Labels for Education
Good news for our school!
We have just learned that Camp-bells has re-opened their Labels
for Education program through August of 2018. There are still lots
of products with the labels on them in stores, so please con-tinue
to collect them, and place them AND the Gen-eral Mills Box Tops for
Education in the containers in the Narthex and on the back entrance
table (behind the choir loft). Your efforts really add up, and the
Timberwolves are appreciative!
Around the Diocese
Catholic Charities of West Tennessee Volunteer Opportunities -
Food PantryMonday-Wed., 9am to 12pm. Greet clients & prepare
food for distribution. Contact: 901-722-4759 or
WISH LIST: Mens shoes & socks Plus size clothing for men and
women Baby & childrens clothing and shoes Peanut Butter, canned
meat, canned fruit, pasta and
sauce Please visit www.ccwtn.org for a complete listing of
Thank you for keeping us in Gods business!
ATTENTION: YOUNG ADULTS
In your 20s or 30s? Join us for Theology on Tap
Time: 6:30 PM Date: Monday, October 9 Place: Trolley Stop
Market, 704 Madison Ave, Mphs, TN 38103
Beauty & Suffering - Michaela Dockery will share her
testimo-ny about her fight with chronic illness, being a mom and a
wife, while blogging about life and style. Her passion is to
inspire others to never, ever give up no matter what youre going
through! For more about Michaela, visit her website:
For more information about the events, check out our web-site at
Ave Maria Concert ~ Fatima Conference
The Church of the Nativity, located at 5955 St. Elmo, Bartlett,
TN, has hosted a series of speak -ers/events to celebrate the 100th
Fatima. The final event in this series, the Ave Maria concert,
will be held at 7:00pm in the
sanctuary on Friday October 13.
Please call 901-382-2504 with questions or for more
Mid-South Association of Catholic Nurses Fall Evening of
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6-8pm, Catholic Center, 5825 Shelby Oaks
Begins with a Pot Luck Dinner!
Fr. Rick Mickey will speak on The Rosary: Solving the Mys-tery
(ies) on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions
of Our Lady to the shepherd Children in Fatima, Portugal. RSVP to
[email protected] or 901-794-4555.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES TO HOST SOCIAL MINISTRY CONFERENCE &
Meet Catholic Charities new Executive Director,
This two-hour conference will cover two topics: An Overview of
Current Poverty in our Area and The Word Gap Project, a new
resource that gives children a learning boost before starting
school; Time to share best practices. Saturday, Oct. 14, 9am-11am,
St. Francis of Assisi Church, 8151 Chimney-rock Blvd., PLC Room
Open to anyone in the care and concern ministries of our
diocese. Light breakfast served. No Charge. RSVPs requested to
Christine at 901-722-4759 or [email protected]
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Card Party & Luncheon
Wednesday, October 25, 10am-2pm 8151 Poplar Ave., St Therese
$20/person ~ Deadline for Tickets is Oct. 18
Bring your cards, tiles, tallies, dice , board games, and
friends! Enjoy a silent auction, lunch, snacks and Hallow-een
treats. For more information, please call Helen at 487-3483 or
Nelda at 356-0066.
Morning of Reflection for all Ministers of the Sick
Saturday, October 28, 10AM-12PM Room A, Clunan Center
St. Louis Catholic Church 203 S. White Station Rd
Guest Speaker: Rev. Jolly Sebastian, N.C.B.S.
Title: Helping People to Transform their Sickness to Moments of
Grace and Healing. RSVP by October 19 to Pam Ray, 901-373-1237
Charismatic Retreat ~ Little Rock Diocese Journey through the
Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary into the Uncreated Love of God, led
by Fr. Jose Uppani.
November 3, 4 & 5, 2017 Sisters of Mercy Convent
3508 Kavanaugh Blvd. ~ Little Rock AR 72205
Registration for at www.arkcc.org For more information contact
Rita Edwards at 501-317-7167.
Sponsored by Arkansas Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services
Cardinal Wuerl to Speak at St. Louis Church
Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washing-ton, will give a
talk on The Radical Call to Mis-sionary Discipleship at the Clunan
Center at St. Louis Catholic Church, 203 S. White Station Rd., on
Tuesday, October 17, 7pm. Free admission, but please register at
lumencivitatis.com to en-sure adequate seating is arranged.
TOURS & PILGRIMAGES
Austria and Germany, April 16-26, 2018Join Fr. Jolly Sebastian
on a pilgrimage to a Eucharistic miracle site and many beautiful
shrines, cathedrals and castles. $3265 from Memphis includes Delta
airfare, hotels, two meals a day and all admissions. $400 deposit
will hold your place. Early deposits recommended as this trip may
be a sell out. Many other extras included. Brochures available
online at traveltyme.com/. For additional information, please call
or email Jeannie Presley at [email protected] or
Pilgrimage to Southern Italy & Sicily, May 14-23, 2018Is a
trip to Italy on your bucket list? We will be traveling to Rome,
Southern Italy and the Amalfi Coast, then on to Sicily, where we
will end our travels with a wine tasting experience. This is a
pilgrimage hosted by Jack and Fran (Rajotte) Myers of Nashville. We
will visit the Vatican, Colosseum, and Catacombs of Callixtus in
Rome, then on to Pompeii, Sorrento and Naples, before flying to
Sicily. There we will visit Taormina, Catania, Palermo, Monreale,
Selinunte and Trapani. We will have an audience with Pope Francis
I, depending on his schedule at that time. Breakfast and dinner as
well as roundtrip airfare, deluxe motorcoaches, 1st class hotels,
guided sightseeing, entrance fees, hotel gratuities and taxes are
all included in one price $4,396 from Memphis, per person, double
occupancy. Check out our flyer at
For a brochure or more information, contact Fran Rajotte Myers at
615-390-6104 or [email protected] Fran (Rajotte) and Jack
CURSILLO MOVEMENT - My Strength is You, Jesus - A small
spiritual retreat and lay testimony, followed by a concert of
Catholic music will be offered from 1:30pm to 9:00pm on Saturday,
October 14 at St. Paul Church 1425 E Shelby Dr. 38116. This event
is not only for Cursillistas, but the whole Catholic community.
Childcare is provided. Rev. Enrique Granados and Rev. Dennis
WOMENS RETREATOctober 20-22, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Retreat
Center. Would you like a forty eight hour break in your life where
the only expectation is to show up and let God do the rest? Women
of all parishes are welcome to the Christs Farewell Gift retreat,
focusing on the sustaining gift of peace that is not dependent on
circumstances, but on the promises of the Trinity itself. Begins
Friday evening with dinner at 6:30, and concludes with lunch on
Sunday. Suggested offering: $200 per single occupancy or $180 per
double occupancy. Register online: www.olqpretreats.com or call
ST. AGNES 8th GRADE VISIT DAYSAll 8th grade girls are invited to
a morning of student tours Wednesday, October 18th from 8:45am to
12:00pm (Lunch provided). If your Elementary school attends as a
group, only parents planning to attend are asked to RSVP by
emailing [email protected] For information about the
admissions process, you are invited to visit www.saa-sds.org or
contact the Director of Upper School Admission, Jean Skorupa-Moore
at 901-435-5858/[email protected]
SUBIACO VISIT DAYSSubiaco Academy, a college preparatory school
for boys in grades 7-12 in western Arkansas just east of Fort
Smith, is hosting Shadow Days this Fall for prospective students
and their parents who are interested in learning more about the
Academy's Benedictine college preparatory boarding and day school.
Shadow Days are scheduled for October 27, November 10, and December
1. Please visit our website SubiacoAcademy.us for the latest school
and student news. If you have questions, or would like additional
information, please contact us toll-free at 800-364-7824 or email
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTERJesus tells us not to let our hearts
be troubled because he has given us His peace; the peace that
passes all understanding. We also have the Holy Spirit to lead and
guide us and our marriage. The next Worldwide Mar-riage Encounter
Weekend is October 27-29, 2017 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Retreat
Center in Stanton, TN. For more information or to apply, visit our
website at arkansaswwme.org/apply or contact us at e-mail
[email protected] or 479-806-5711.
CRAFT AND GIFT FAIRChurch of the Holy Spirit - 2300 Hickory
Crest Drive. Nov 4th, 9AM - 5PM. Great craft and gift items for
your holiday shopping. Homemade cakes, pies, cookies, and more at
the bake shop. Lunch served 111. Free admission
GRAND ULTREYAThe Cursillo of Memphis invites all Cursillistas to
attend our Grand Ultrea on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6:00PM at St. Louis
Church, 203 S. White Station Rd. RSVP to Elizabeth Orians at
[email protected] or call 901-413-2718 by Nov. 3. Mass will be
cele-brated by Most Rev. Martin D. Holley followed by dinner and a
witness talk. Donation is $5/person or $10/family.
MEDICAL MISSION TRIP TO NIGERIAJanuary 4-16, 2018. Life changing
opportunity led by Fr. Martin Orjianioke. Trip includes cul-tural
experience, mission projects, and hands-on work. Airfare approx.
$1500, but total cost will be determined by number of trav-elers.
For more information, call the St. Alphonsus parish office
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Benedictine Speaker Series The Benedictine Oblates of Memphis
are hosting a speaker series covering a variety of topics. This
series will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,
1695 Central Ave., immediately after the 8am daily Mass on the
following dates: October 21 - DVD - Sr. Karen Joseph, OSB, Bringing
Benedictine Spirituality to the World November 18 - DVD - Fr.
Cassian Folsom, OSB - Personal Prayer & Lessons from the Rule
of St. Benedict
(More dates to follow!)
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