Why We Come
Our French African Community
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Come join us for a traditional Franciscan Celebration of the Blessing of the animals in the garden outside the friary on Saturday October 1st @ 3:00 pm
Most of us take pictures. We live in a visual world. It used to be that favorite photographs ended up in albums or the refrigerator door. Now you probably have hundreds of them on your phone or Facebook. We take photographs to remember special events. We take photographs of the people we are closest to as a reminder of our connectedness.. We take photographs to express our passions, our commitments, or simply because something grabbed our attention.Contemplative photography allows us to use that same camera as a method for seeing and photographing the world in fresh ways, to reveal richness and beauty that is normally hidden from view. Instead of emphasizing subject matter or the technical aspects of photography, the contemplative approach teaches us to see clearly and to make images based on fresh perceptions. It also allows us to connect more deeply with our deepest self and to recognize signs of the sacred — in this way photography becomes a spiritual path.This 6 week group will provide an opportunity to experience photography as meditation, to share our photos and insights with others in the group. Each week will focus on a different aspect of photography to broaden and deepen our ability to perceive all this world offers to us.No previous experience is necessary, nor fancy camera equipment - just an interest, a commitment to the time period, and desire to utilize photography as an expression of meditation. Group size limited-To register click here
Join us at our 2016 Ministry Fair on Sunday October 2nd. It is a wonderful opportunity to explore all the ministerial, spiritual and community possibilities that form the mission that is St Camillus Church. Come ask questions, hear people stories of how their lives have be touched by their involvement. Hopefully it will help you to find the perfect place for your gifts and talent as we work together to build the Kingdom.
On the evening of October 3, 1226, Brother Francis listened to St. John’s Gospel, broke bread, and welcomed Sister Death. The Transitus is sacred retelling of the story, remembering Brother Francis’s life’s journey into God, God’s gift of brothers and sisters to Francis, and final moments of sharing bread, quiet prayer, and contemplation as Francis, freed from all that kept him bound, faithfully follows Christ into new life. All are welcome.
The Intercultural Circle starts with the 8:30 AM mass in the church followed by storytelling, faith-sharing, and prayer, in the Camillia Room. The Circle will conclude with an international, pot luck lunch, in which all are request to bring a dish, salad, desert or refreshment to share. We can drop off our lunches in the Camillia Room at 8:00 AM and then join the multi-lingual rosary in the Church before the 8:30 AM mass. All are welcome! For reservations or more information, please contact our parish office at 301-434-8400, or our beloved sacristan Julie, or Brother Chris. You can also register by completing sheet on table in Church and giving to Julie.
We may not have it all together, but together we have it all!
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