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October 2017 Regional Newsletter

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Click HERE for the latest Regional Newsletter.

Recent Newsletters can be found HERE.

12 Weeks of Franciscan Peace

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Carolyn Townes OFS, National JPIC Animator, has written a series of meditations for use between the Transitus of St. Francis (October 3rd) and Christmas (December 25). The title of the series is The Twelve Weeks of Franciscan Peace. Click HERE to download a copy.

Annual Ministers Meeting 2017

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Our Annual Ministers Meeting was held August 4-6 at St. Francis Retreat and Conference Center near Lansing, Michigan. During the meeting Mary Stronach OFS, Bob Stronach OFS, and Fr. Christopher Panagoplos TOR provided us with our Fraternal and Pastoral Visitations. Thanks to Bob, we have great photos to share with you here and in the upcoming newsletter.

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Secular Franciscan Midweek Retreat

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St. Bonaventure Fraternity in Detroit is hosting a Secular Franciscan Midweek Retreat, for both men and women, on October 2-4, 2017. The retreat theme is “Come and Rest in Me.” It will be held at the Capuchin Retreat Center, 62460 Mt. Vernon, Washington, MI 48094. To make a reservation for the retreat, call 284-651-4826. The suggested offering is $170, which includes a $50 deposit to confirm your registration.

Canonical Establishment Mass for Lumen Christi

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The Canonical Establishment Mass for Lumen Christi Fraternity will be held on September 10th at St. Vincent Palotti Parish in Wyandotte. Please see the invitation below for more details.

Registration for the August Meeting of Divine Mercy Region

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The Summer Gathering of the Divine Mercy Regional Fraternity will be held August 4-6, 2017 in DeWitt, Michigan. Here are the materials for registration:

Letter from David Seitz OFS, Our Regional Minister

Registration Form

The form and the letter will also be sent out to local fraternity ministers by email. This is an extra copy for guests and can be used in case you need another copy. Peace and All Good!

Extraordinary! Stories about Solanus Casey for Children (and Adults!)

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Information from the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit:

World Premier Screening
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 2:00 pm
AMC Star Southfield 20
25333 W. 12 Mile Road, Southfield

“Children as young as five and adults of all ages will enjoy the colorful, engaging film.The film features eleven different stories that introduce children to this humble priest’s spirituality and ministry. Each segment features a child who tells a fascinating and true story about Fr. Solanus. As the story unfolds, another child colors a large drawing that is eventually revealed to be a colorful illustration of the segment…”

Click HERE for more, including pictures of the stars of the film, a link to a radio interview, information about a drawing, a poster and other extraordinary things.

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