Celebrating St. Francis

HNP Communications Around the Province

NEW YORK — An assortment of commemorations for the Oct. 4 feast of St. Francis has been scheduled for late September and early October around the Province. This year’s observances of the annual feast have added meaning due to the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Order.

At many locations — both within Holy Name Province as well as outside — commemorations of the Order’s patron will incorporate a celebration of the milestone and will extend over several days.

A summary of some of the special events appears below. Information about additional celebrations will be available on the Province’s Web site during the coming weeks.

• Allegany, N.Y. Oct. 4 Showing of “Love at Work” DVD
   St. Bonaventure Church
• Boston Sept. 19 – Oct. 4 Concert, street fair, animal blessing, tour of
   St. Anthony Shrine “windows of St. Francis,” Transitus
• Middleburgh, N.Y. Sept. 30 – Oct. 4 Reflection/performance, mini-mission
   Bethany Ministries
• New York City Sept. 27 – Oct. 4 Discussions, book-signing, film, church tour,
   St. Francis of Assisi Church cabaret
• Pompton Lakes, N.J. Sept. 27 – Oct. 9 Photo exhibit, book-signing, Francis awards,
   St. Mary Church women’s Communion breakfast
• Triangle, Va. Oct. 4-11 Festival, homily about “being a
   St. Francis of Assisi Church Franciscan parish in the 21st century”

A St. Francis Day Celebraiton of Art & Music is planned for the Westerhoff Gallery in Metuchen, N.J., including the work of three ceramic artists. The event is from 3 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 4; the exhibit, at 8 Calvin Place, will continue through Oct. 29. Information is available at 732-906-4137.