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To love a place is not enough. We must find ways to heal it.
Robin Wall Kimmerer ~ Braiding Sweetgrass

Dear Friends, 

Welcome to the fifth week of our focus on the gifts of creation.

This week, as we Listen to the Voice of Creation, we invite you to continue to reflect on the
Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address: Greetings to the Natural World.  Our focus this week is on the gifts of wind and thunder.

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~ This Sunday at OLA ~
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Synod 2021-2023 – Update
The first two phases of the Synodal process are complete. The first phase was the “Diocesan” listening phase. You may recall that the Wheaton Franciscans and IBVM communities facilitated listening sessions and sent a report to the Diocese of Joliet and the Secretariat of the Synod in Rome.
Phase two was the synthesis phase of the Dioceses, Episcopal Conferences, and Synods of Oriental Churches.

We have added two documents to our website that are outcomes of phases one and two –
From September 21 until October 2, a group will meet near Rome to draft the Document for the Continental Stage. The General Secretariat of the Synod writes, “After carefully analyzing the fruit of your discernment, these representatives of the People of God will, in turn, carry out a discernment to grasp what the Spirit wants to suggest to the Church.” Please continue to pray for this significant movement within the Church.
October Mass Calendar
Our Lady of the Angels Chapel is open to our
Faith Community on Sundays

 
Please Remember
  • All participants must be vaccinated
  • All participants must wear a mask for the duration of the Mass.
  • Enter the building through Entrance #7 and exit the same way.
  • All other locations in Our Lady of the Angels remain closed to the public.

Please continue to stay connected with us through this newsletter and Sunday Livestream. Schedule changes are also listed on the Home Page of our website, wheatonfranciscan.org

Please continue to check our website and this newsletter for updates on the liturgy schedule. If you miss the livestream of the service, you will find it archived on our YouTube Channel. 

Additionally, you can find audio recordings of the Sunday and Holiday homilies on our "Homilies & Reflections" page or by searching Wheaton Franciscans in your preferred podcast player. 

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