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Regional Gathering on August 4

Friday, July 13th, 2012

The Region’s annual celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula will be Saturday, August 4, at Mayslake Village, 1801 35th St., Oak Brook. Lunch is $15 per person; however, attendees are welcome to bring their own lunches. In the morning, Br. Joe Middleton, OFM, Regional Spiritual Assistant, will speak on “Stories from a Pilgrim’s Perspective: The Holy Land 2012” and “Testamony from Outside the Comfort Zone”.

To RSVP

  • Secular Franciscans: It would be helpful if each fraternity minister (or a delegate) would send one email for the entire fraternity, as replies from individual attendees can become quite overwhelming. Therefore, we ask that fraternity ministers email Bonnie Michels, OFS at fratlife @ ilsfo.org (remove spaces) with the total number of attendees from their fraternities by July 27 (Friday).
  • Guests and Others: Email Bonnie Michels, OFS at fratlife @ ilsfo.org (remove spaces) by July 27 (Friday).

Agenda (times are approximate)

NOTE: After Mass in the Chapel, all remaining activities will be in the Senior Center.

  • 8:30 a.m.: Registration (outside of Chapel)
  • 9:00 a.m.: Mass
  • 9:45 a.m.: Continental Breakfast
  • 10:15 a.m.: Address
  • 11:45 a.m.: Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m.: Address
  • 2:00 p.m.: Evening Prayer

About Br. Middleton, OFM

Br. Joe Middleton, OFM, who entered the Order of Friars Minor in 1991, is the Regional Spiritual Assistant and the local spiritual assistant for St. Francis-St. Louis Fraternity (Chicago). Previously, he served as the Spiritual Assistant for the St. Clare Regional Fraternity. Br. Middleton recently returned from the Holy Land and wants to share his experiences there with us.

Date Change for Formation Workshop

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The dates for the Formation Workshop have been changed to September 17-18 (Saturday-Sunday). The workshop will still encompass two full days at Mayslake Village (Oak Brook), with no overnight stay.

All local ministers and formation directors are expected to attend, with as many spiritual assistants as possible, and others involved with formation. More information will be forthcoming later in the summer, but please reserve these dates now.

NOTE: This event replaces the Leadership Workshop for 2011.

Regional Gathering on August 7

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

The Region’s annual celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula will be Saturday, August 7, at Mayslake Village, 1801 35th St., Oak Brook. Lunch is $15 per person; however, attendees are welcome to bring their own lunches. In the morning, Br. Joe Middleton, OFM, Regional Spiritual Assistant, will speak on “The Franciscan Experience of the Portiuncula: Its Influence Then and Now”, and the film, Assisi: Home of St. Francis, will be shown in the afternoon.

To RSVP

  • Secular Franciscans: It would be helpful if each fraternity minister (or a delegate) would send one email for the entire fraternity, as replies from individual attendees can become quite overwhelming. Therefore, we ask that fraternity ministers email Lorna Miressi, SFO, at viceminister @ ilsfo.org (remove spaces) with the total number of attendees from their fraternities by July 26 (Monday).
  • Guests and Others: Email Lorna Miressi, SFO, at viceminister @ ilsfo.org (remove spaces) by July 26 (Monday).

Agenda (times are approximate)

NOTE: After Mass in the Chapel, all remaining activities will be in the Senior Center.

  • 8:30 a.m.: Registration (outside of Chapel)
  • 9 a.m.: Mass
  • 9:45 a.m.: Continental Breakfast
  • 10:15 a.m.: Br. Joe Middleton, OFM
  • 11:45 a.m.: Lunch
  • 1 p.m.: Film, Assisi: Home of St. Francis
  • 2 p.m.: Evening Prayer

About Br. Middleton, OFM

Br. Joe Middleton, OFM is the Regional Spiritual Assistant, and is also the local spiritual assistant for St. Francis-St. Louis Fraternity (Chicago). Previously, he served as the Spiritual Assistant for the St. Clare Regional Fraternity. Br. Middleton entered the Order of Friars Minor in 1991 and has traveled several times to Assisi.

About the Film

In Assisi: Home of St. Francis, St. Francis (Christopher Jones) takes viewers on a tour of Assisi by visiting sites that played a significant role in his life. Assisi’s spiritual and mystical dimension, and its artistic and cultural heritage are explored, including its winding medieval streets, its squares, and its festivals.

Date Change for Mother Cabrini Celebration

Monday, April 19th, 2010

The date for this year’s Regional Mother Cabrini Feast Day Celebration has been changed to Saturday, November 13. In addition, the location will be St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 West Madison St., Chicago.

Regional Calendar Updates

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Please note the following updates to our Regional Calendar:

  • Apostolic Action Workshop: This has been postponed until 2011.
  • Leadership Workshop: The date has changed to July 10.