INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS, AIDES AND MENTORS IN THE RELIGIOUS FORMATION PROGRAM.
October falls during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time, which is represented by the Liturgical color green.
The Holy Father’s Intention for the Month of October:
Workers and the Unemployed: That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute the common good.
During October, as in all of Ordinary Time, the Liturgy doesn’t focus on one particular mystery of Christ, but views the mystery of Christ in all its aspects. We follow the life of Christ through the Gospels and focus on teachings and parables of Jesus and what it means for each of us to be a followers Christ.
Feast Days in October include the devotion to the Holy Rosary (Oct. 7), and the Guardian Angels (Oct. 7).
October 16th is known as “Pope Day” on which we celebrate the gift of the papacy and our current Pope.
Other Feast Days in October are:
4 – St. Francis of Assisi
5 – Sr. Faustina
11 – St. John XXIII
16 – St. Hedwig
17 – St. Ignatius of Antioch
18 – St. Luke
20 – St. Paul of the Cross
23 – St. John of Capistrano
28 – Sts. Simon & Jude
For more on the Saints visit Catholic Culture.org
All Hallow’s Eve or Halloween heralds the month of November with emphasis on the Communion of Saints. The secular festivities center on ghouls, witches and devils, but the Christian counterpart focuses o the communion of saints. As Christians living in a “Catholic Culture”, we should also try to explore the Christian roots of Halloween festivities.
More on Halloween in the next couple of weeks.
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The Bishop of Providence, Bishop Tobin, has declared 2017 to be the “Year with Mary, our Mother” As Catholics, our devotion to Mary always leads to Jesus. She is the sign post, but not the final destination. If we look at her, she will point to Jesus and say, “Do whatever He tells you.” And therein lies the road to salvation.
Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.
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- Go to the Diocesan website: dioceseofprovidence.org
- Mouse over the Education tab
- Click on Faith Formation/Religious Education
- Click on Online Courses (top of page)
- Choose and click on the course of choice!
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