Current issues for bulletins and weekly handouts
OCTOBER: October is Respect Life Month, Rosary Month, and additionally a month highlighting: National Fair Trade, National Disability Employment Awareness, LGBTQ History, and Down Syndrome Awareness. Respect Life Sunday (4) is a day that likewise celebrates the Blessing of Animals. World Mission Sunday (18) and Priesthood Sunday (25) are observed, and many of our country’s holy ones are honored: Mother Theodore Guerin (3), Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos (5), Jesuits Isaac Jogues and companions (19), and five martyred Adorer missionaries: Sisters Barbara Ann Muttra, Shirley Kolmer, Mary Joel Kolmer, Agnes Mueller, and Kathleen McGuire (23).
Our nation recognizes Columbus Day, though many prefer to commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day (12), salutes chaplains during Pastoral Care Week (25-31), and enjoys Halloween (31). The Jewish Community ends Sukkot with the harvest festival Shemini Atzeret (9-11) and Simchat Torah, the “backwards” celebration (10-11). Muslims observe Muhammad’s birth on Eid Milad (28-29). International observances include World Teachers Day (5), World Mental Health Day (10), World Food Day (16), Poverty Eradication Day (17), and United Nations Day (24), working toward a time when nations live in peace and cooperation.
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