----- Forwarded Message -----Holy Rosary and Sr. Teresa
|Mary, hand to hand|
Dear Father Donald,
Here I am again up to the feast of St. Teresa and the month of the Holy Rosary. The Rosary was always so much part of our upbringing in the family
. . .
Best wishes - Sr. Teresa
Month of the Holy Rosary
October, 2013 - Overview for the Month
The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of October 2013
|Pope's motto, [By Having Mercy and by Choosing Him]|
General: That those feeling so crushed by life that they wish to end it may sense the nearness of God's love.
Missionary: That the celebration of World Mission Day may help all Christians realize that we are not only receivers but proclaimers of God's word. (See also www.apostleshipofprayer.net)
Feasts for October
The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of October are:
1. Therese of the Child Jesus, Memorial
2. Guardian Angels, Memorial
4. Francis of Assisi, Memorial
5. Faustina Kowalska, virgin, Opt. Mem.
6. Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
7. Our Lady of the Rosary, Memorial
13. Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
14. Callistus I, Opt. Mem.
15. Teresa of Jesus, Memorial
16. Hedwig; Margaret Mary Alacoque, Opt. Mem.
17. Ignatius of Antioch, Memorial
18. Luke, Feast
19. Isaac Jogues, John de Brébeuf and companions (USA), Memorial
20. Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
23. John of Capistrano, Opt. Mem.
24. Anthony Claret, Opt. Mem.
27. Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
28. Simon and Jude, Feast
Focus of the Liturgy
All the Gospels for the Sundays in October 2013 are taken from Year C, Cycle 1, the Gospel of St. Luke.
October 6th - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Our Lord compares faith to a mustard seed.
October 13th - 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
This Gospel tells the story of the ten lepers Jesus healed.
October 20th - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Gospel tells the parable of the persistent widow and the unjust judge.
October 27th - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Gospel tells the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector.
Highlights of the Month
During October, as in all of Ordinary Time (formerly known as Time After Pentecost), the Liturgy does not 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 the teachings and parables of Jesus and what it means for each of us to be a follower of Christ. During Ordinary Time we can concentrate more on the saints and imitate their holiness as Christ's followers.
This month the main liturgical feasts are St. Thérèse (October 1), Guardian Angels (October 2), St. Francis of Assisi (October 4), St. Faustina (October 5), Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7), St. Teresa of Jesus (October 15), St. Hedwig and St. Margaret Mary(October 16), St. Ignatius of Antioch (October 17), St. Luke (October 18), St. Isaac Jogues, St. John de Brébeuf and Companions (October 19), St. Anthony Mary Claret (October 24) andSts. Simon and Jude (October 28).
The feasts of St. Bruno (October 6) and St. Paul of the Cross (October 20) are superseded by the Sunday liturgy.