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Knights of Columbus Pre-Halloween Car-B-Q

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus Council 7085 will have a Pre-Halloween Car-B-Q on Oct. 24 in the Church of the Assumption Parking Lot. There will be hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, drinks, chips, cookies and candy for kids and adults. Please wear a mask. Servers will be wearing masks and gloves. Social distancing will be practiced. Lunch is free, but donations will be accepted for the Knights of Columbus's Food for Families Program, which helps local food pantries and shelters. 

Virtual Introductory Session to the Creighton FertilityCare System

Event Date: 
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 09:00

Friday, Oct. 30, 2020

10 a.m.

The Fertility Care Center of Rochester is sponsoring a virtual introductory session for the Creighton Model Fertility Care System on Oct. 10. Attendees will learn to interpret daily biomarkers of fertility and infertility. The Creighton Model is based on the principles of our Catholic faith. It can assist with the healing of PMS, ovarian cysts, repeated miscarriages, polycystic ovarian syndrome and infertility. It can be used when breastfeeding, coming off hormonal contraceptives, and with long cycles.

Coping with Life Only Retreat

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 08:00

November 14, 2020

9 a.m. 

Beginning Experience (BE) of Rochester is a peer support ministry for those suffering the loss of a spouse through death, divorce or separation. The Coping With Life Alone one-day retreat will be held Nov. 14 at Notre Dame Retreat House. The retreat will help participants deal with the natural grief process and offers an opportunity, through God, for dealing with the loss and moving into the future with renewed hope.

Our Lady of Mercy for Young Women Virtual Open House

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 17:30 to 19:30

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

6:30-8 p.m.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

Event Date: 
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 17:00 to Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 15:00

November 20-22, 2020

The next Marriage Encounter Weekend is November 20-22 at Notre Dame Retreat House. The weekend experience is for couples who want to make their good marriage even better. The weekend includes overnight accommodations and meals. Cost is $100 application fee and donation. For more information, go to wwme.org

St. Bertilla Boscardin

Anna Francesca Boscardin was born October 6, 1888 in Brendola, Italy. She lived a very difficult childhood in a poor peasant family with a violently abusive alcoholic father. She had very little education, and worked as a house servant as a girl and was considered not to be very intelligent. Her family nicknamed her “the goose” due to her lack of intelligence.

However, things changed somewhat when she entered the Sisters of Saint Dorothy, Daughters of the Sacred Heart in 1904, taking the name Bertilla. After working in the convent’s kitchen and laundry for three years, she trained as a nurse.

She worked in the children’s ward of the sisters’ hospital in Treviso, and quickly became the children’s favorite due to her simple and gentle way. She cared for wounded Italian soldiers during World War I, even staying with patients while the area was being bombed.

An envious supervisor reassigned Bertilla, now popular among the patients, to the hospital laundry. When her mother-general heard of this, she made Bertilla head of the children’s ward in 1919. Bertilla died three years later of cancer.

She was canonized in 1961 by Pope John XXIII before a crowd that included many of her former patients, and many miracles have been reported at her tomb.

St. Irene

St. Irene

St. Irene was a Portuguese nun who was martyred in defense of her chastity in the year 653. Saint Irene’s body was miraculously recovered after being thrown into the river.

She was canonized as a Catholic saint because of the great amount of miracles that occured at her tomb.

Her shrine, the “Santarem,” has played a key role for the great quality and beauty of the Catholic Faith that the Portuguese people have lived, even until today.