Blessing of the Animals and the Feast of St. Francis!
We remember the good St. Francis on October 4th with a fun tradition of “Blessing our Animals!” This “procession of the animals,” from dogs to hamsters and even horses, being led to churches all over for a special ceremony, is a custom celebrated in remembrance of St. Francis and his love for all creatures great and small. This year we will be blessing our pets of all kinds on Friday, October 3rd at noon and again on Saturday, October 4th at 10:00 a.m. Bring your pets for their annual blessing!
Any donations received, will be given to the Pomona/Inland Valley Humane Society in honor of all our HNM Pets.
ARE YOU SOMEONE OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO…
- Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
- Has a child over the age of seven who has not been baptized?
- Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?
We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. There are separate sessions for children or youth. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting. For information please contact Charlie Martinez at 909-599-1243 ext. 140 or at Charlie@hnmparish.org
What is grief?
Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be. You may associate grief with the death of a loved one—which is often the cause of the most intense type of grief—but any loss can cause grief; divorce, loss of a job, health, home and friendships.
The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief.
Everyone grieves differently. Grieving is a personal and highly individual experience. How you grieve depends on many factors, including your personality and coping style, your life experience, your faith, and the nature of the loss. The grieving process takes time. Healing happens gradually; it can’t be forced or hurried—and there is no “normal” timetable for grieving. Some people start to feel better in weeks or months. For others, the grieving process is measured in years. Whatever your grief experience, it’s important to be patient with yourself and allow the process to naturally unfold.
Please join us on Saturday, October 4th at 9:15 a.m. in the Day Chapel for our Grief Support Group. This small group prays, listens and shares as we journey through grief. Please call Brenda Luna at ext.137 for any questions.
Crib Project October 1-30
Sanctity of Life Ministry accepting donations for Babies. All baby items are accepted but the needs include diapers, wipes, and formula. We will collect from the drop off box in the Narthex. Gift Cards* will be accepted.
*(Gift Cards may be dropped off in the parish office)
Donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support