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12 Helene Court
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 942-2975
IMAGINING THE FUTURE

The COSUMA, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, is a gathering of Xaverian leadership from the twenty-one countries where we are present.

It traditionally occurs two years before the General Chapter and is, in many ways, preparation for that international meeting that determines our direction for the following six years. It is being held from September 26 to October 10 at the Xaverian house at Tavernerio, Italy.

On Sunday October 3 all the members of COSUMA gathered at Parma for the Eucharistic Celebration for the closing of the Jubilee year.

Fr. Mark Marangone SX, new re-elected Provincial Superior of the United States Region, represents us in this gathering. It is also a way of thinking on how our religious family worldwide discerns together internationally the will of God for us at this moment and the path God wishes us to take into the future.

The thrust of this year's meeting is a focus on our mission beyond the boundaries of the church, Christianity, and indeed religion itself, to the wider view of the Kin-dom of God that encompasses all of humanity, and indeed, all of the cosmos. The catch phrase for this mission comes from the tradition of Vatican II called "Mission ad gentes."

Fr. Carl Chudy SX wrote a short contribution to this conference on the work of the Xaverian Missionaries in the United States and how we attempt to engage with this important mission for each diocese in this country. Please download and read and offer your own thoughts and ideas to Fr. Carl.
Fatima Shrine, Holliston, MA
101 Summer Street
Holliston, MA 01746
(508) 429-2144 
Masks and social distancing are no longer required in the Shrine for VACCINATED PEOPLE according to the State of Massachusetts. THE STATE DOES ADVISE THAT NON-VACCINATED PEOPLE CONTINUE TO WEAR MASKS.

Registration is NO LONGER REQUIRED for Mass. Space will be provided for those who feel the need to wear a mask and social distance .

We THANK Leticia Morales, Joe and Linda Javorski and others who faithfully cleaned the pews of our church weekly. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT US.

The 13th of the Month Marian Devotions ends with Mass on Wednesday, October 13th at 7:00 pm followed by the candlelight Rosary. The Mass will be in the Church rather than outdoors and weather permitting, the Rosary will be outdoors. Fr. Carl Chudy SX is the celebrant and homilist.

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October Mission Raffle
Once again this year, due to the Covid pandemic, we will not be having our Annual Mission Banquet which we usually have at this time of the year. However, as we did last year, we are having the October Mission Raffle.

First Prize: $3,000.00.
Second Prize $1.000.00.
Third and Fourth Prize $500.00.

Tickets are $10.00 each or 3 for $25.00.
Drawing will be Sunday, November 14, after the 10:00 AM Mass. Tickets can be obtained at the Office, the Gift Shop and after the Sunday Masses. Please call (508) 429-2144 for more information.
~Fr. Rocco Puopolo SX
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Xavier Knoll, Franklin WI
Xaverian Missionaries - Midwest Mission Center
4500 Xavier Drive - Franklin, WI 53132
(414) 421-0831 
Thank you all for your awesome support of the Missions at Franklin's 2021 Rummage Sale. See more pics on our webpage.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our Mission Banquet.

~ Fr. Alex Rodriguez SX
Mission Blog: God in Everything
Today is a period and a society in which the Church, Christianity, and religion in general, seem to be reaching the end. Our epoch has been defined as a truly "cultural night," a night foreshadowed by the terrible proclamation that God is dead. Completely bucking this general trend, Conforti’s Testament Letter proposes “to see God, seek God, love God in all things.” Learn more.
World Mission Month
At work, with your family, with your friends, when you meet someone by chance... Any moment is suitable for being a missionary disciple. “If Christ moves you, if you do things because Christ is guiding you,” your testimony of life will make others ask, “What is the source of the love with which this person treats everyone—the kindness and good humor?” In this way, far from any form of proselytism, we can all be available for the mission, which is based, as Francis says, on an encounter between people, on the testimony of life of men and women.

“Jesus asks us all, and you as well, to be missionary disciples. Are you ready?

THE SYNOD, A JOURNEY OF LISTENING
In this month of October, traditionally dedicated to the Mission, the Synod of Bishops also opens which, according to the directives of Pope Francis, takes a new turn. In fact, it wants to be a journey that begins "from below", in order to make it possible to truly listen to all the people of God, guaranteeing their participation. The Synod, then, is no longer just an important event in the church. It becomes a process that triggers a synergy of forces, according to a well-known principle of Pope Francis, which allows lay people, pastors, men and women, young and old, with the bishop of Rome, to walk together for a renewed missionary commitment of the whole Universal Church. Learn more.
MISSION, THE CHURCH'S THERMOMETER
Every year, as the anniversary of the St. Guido's canonization arrives, the mission month October also returns, to remind us that "proclaiming the Gospel outside one's homeland is not an option to be done only if time and personnel are left over". Mission is the thermometer of an adult Church.

This year's theme, “We cannot be silent about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20), is a strong invitation to each of us to “take charge” and make known what we carry in our hearts. This mission is, and always has been, the identity of the Church: it exists to evangelize (Evangelii Nuntiandi 14) . Our life of faith weakens, loses prophecy, capacity for awe and gratitude in personal isolation or by shrinking into small groups. Learn more.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sister Laura Canali MMX. Read Fr. Joe Matteucig's letter from Taiwan. Learn about Diego Acosta's journey to the US. Discover what "make the world one family" really means. Keep up with current World and US News of the US Province of the Xaverian Missionaries. Read it here.
St. Guido Maria Conforti, founder of the Xaverian Missionaries. Our "missionary to the world" became a saint on World Mission Sunday, October 23, 2011. Learn all about him here
Mother Celestina Bottego, founder of the Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary. Read about her here. Read the latest about her in The National Catholic Register.

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