Next Regular Gathering
Sunday, November 12, 2017.

We meet from 2:00-4:00 PM.
South Room, Christian Living Center,
St. Helen Parish, Vero Beach, Florida.


Agenda and Schedule - Regular Meeting
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November 2017 Canticle
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Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit,
replace the tension within us with a holy relaxation.
Replace the turbulence within us with a sacred calm.
Replace the anxiety within us with a quiet confidence.
Replace the fear within us with a strong faith.
Replace the bitterness within us with the sweetness of grace.
Replace the darkness within us with a gentle light.
Replace the coldness within us with a loving warmth.
Replace the night within us with Your light.
Replace the winter within us with Your spring.
Straighten our crookedness.
Fill our emptiness.
Dull the edge of our pride.
Sharpen the edge of our humility.
Light the fires of our love.
Quench the flames of our lust.
Let us see ourselves as You see us,
that we may see You as You have promised,
And be fortunate according to Your word,
Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God. Amen.

(Source unknown)

Most complete Franciscan Calendar to date!
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The above calendar in two pages (text):         January-June       July-December

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Our Local Fraternity:
Divine Mercy Fraternity
Vero Beach, FL


Officers as of 1/10/2016


Fred Schaeffer, OFS
Helen Caldarone, OFS
Mary "Jean" McGovern, OFS
Formation Director: 
Donna Haro, OFS

Councillors at Large: 
Jack Reddy, OFS


Fred Schaeffer, OFS

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