friar with parrot on shoulder

Br. Vince Delorenzo with his pet bird Gracie, a Senegal Parrot.

Celebrating St. Francis

Please join the Franciscan friars of the Province of St. John the Baptist as they honor their founder, St. Francis of Assisi..


We invite you to join us in praying the Solemn Novena to St. Francis for nine days, September 25 – October 3, culminating on his feast day, October 4. Each day you will receive an email with a reflection by a Franciscan friar followed by the novena prayers in both written and video formats. Use the form below to sign up.


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Holy Family Parish
3027 Pearl St., Oldenburg, IN 47036
Sunday, October 3: Annual Parish Festival from 11:00 a. m. – 4:00 p.m. with “drive-thru” chicken dinners, sides available. Booths will also sell mock-turtle soup, raffle tickets, and frozen turkeys. Pet Blessings throughout the day.
Monday, October 4: Feast Day Masses 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Oldenburg Academy Mass at 1:30 p.m.

Church of the Transfiguration
25231 Code Road, Southfield, MI 48033
Saturday, October 2: Pet Blessing in the Prayer Garden at 11:00 a.m. (weather permitting)
Sunday, October 3: Transitus service at 7:30 p.m., reception after the service.
Live streaming on Facebook.
Monday, October 4: Feast Day Masses at noon. Live streaming on Facebook.

St. Anthony Shrine
5000 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223
Monday, October 4: Feast Day Mass at 7:30 a.m.

St. Clement Church and School
4536 Vine St, St. Bernard, OH 45217
Sunday, October 3: Transitus at 7:00 p.m., reception after the service.
Live streaming at Stream Spot:
or Facebook:
Monday, October 4: Feast Day Mass at 7:00 a.m. Live streaming on Facebook.

St. Francis Seraph Church
1615 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Sunday, October 3: Sunday Mass at 10:00 a.m. followed by Pet Blessing outside on street in front of church until noon. Pets are welcome to attend Mass!
Monday, October 4: Feast Day Mass at 8:00 a.m.

St. Francis Retreat House
3918 Chipman Road, Easton, PA 18045
Friday – Sunday October 1 – 3: Weekend Retreat, “Seized by Beauty: Walking the Franciscan Spiritual Path” with Sr. Mary Beth Ingham. More information:
Sunday, October 3: Pet Blessing at 2:00 p.m.
Monday October 4: Feast Day Mass at 9:45 a.m. live streaming on Facebook.

Mary, Gate of Heaven Church
Norman Manley Blvd., Negril, Jamaica, WI
Covid lockdown prevents planning any events at this time but if possible, Feast Day Mass might be livestreamed on Facebook.


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