Bulletin Inserts

These weekly bulletin inserts provide information about the history, music, liturgy, mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church. For weekly bulletin inserts in Spanish, please visit the Sermones que Iluminan website.

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost: Blessing Animal Shelters on St. Francis' Day

October 2, 2011
On October 4, the Episcopal Church celebrates St. Francis of Assisi, a thirteenth-century Italian friar who founded three holy orders. The Book of Common Prayer includes a popular prayer attributed to St. Francis (p. 833), and St. Francis is also well known for his love of animals and nature.



Christopher Sikkema