September 2021

Links to September events and a glimpse ahead to October.

Source: Canadian Bishops

World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation (Sept 1)

Canadian Bishops Life and Family Suggestions for Homilies and Prayers of the Faithful During September 2021

First Week of School Kit  for Catholic Education Week 2022 OCSTA

The 2022 Catholic Education Week Committee is pleased to make available to our Catholic schools, a First Week of School Kit which contains prayers for each day of the opening week of school and possible readings and songs for the celebration of the Eucharist. Our theme for Catholic Education Week 2022 is: Catholic Education: Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together — L’éducation catholique: Rebâtir, Rétablir, Renouveler Ensemble

St. Gregory the Great (September 3)

St. Teresa of Calcutta and 23rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Loyola Press Resources) (September 5)

Labour Day (September 6) Catholic Teaching on Labour (quotes)

24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Loyola Press Resources) (September 12) 

St. John Chrysostom (September 13)

Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14) and EOCCC Webinar on the Indigenous Curriculum Mapping Project for Catholic Secondary Schools. 

Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian (September 16)

25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (September 19th)

St. Andrew Kim Tae-Gŏn Priest, Paul Chŏng Ha-Sang, and Companions (September 20)

St. Matthew (September 21)

The Calling of St. Matthew by Caravaggio, Chiesa San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome Link

Fr. Henri Nouwen  (Died September 21, 1996)

St. Pius of Pietrelcina (September 23)

Canadian Martyrs (September 26) and 26th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 

St. Vincent de Paul (September 27)

Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael (September 29)

World Day for Migrants and Refugees (September 29)

St. Jerome (Sepember 30)

Saint Jerome in His Study, 1451, by Antonio da Fabriano II, shows writing implements, scrolls, and manuscripts testifying to Jerome’s scholarly pursuits. There is also a lion which features in St. Jerome’s story!

If you are planning for World Teachers Day on October 5th check out our posts featuring

Teacher Prayer and Teacher Spirituality

Education for Justice Calendar Events (CARFLEO Board representatives have the link for these resources)

Plan for important upcoming justice and peace dates using resources linked below. Access the full calendar or the interactive online calendar.
1 | World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation: Prayer Service
3 | Feast of St. Gregory the Great, patron of teachers, students, and musicians: Prayer
5 | Feast of St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, patron of World Youth Day: Prayer
6 | Labor Day (U.S.): Prayer
     Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset and ends at nightfall on September 8: Information
8 | Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Toolbox
     International Literacy Day: Handout
     National Grandparents Day: Prayer
9 | Anniversary of the Attica Prison Riot (ended 9/13/71): Information
10 | World Suicide Prevention Day: Prayer Service
11 | Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States (2001): Prayer
14 | Laborem Exercens, On Human Work (1981), Pope John Paul II: Discussion             Guide
15 | Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows: Prayer
       Hispanic Heritage Month begins and lasts through October 15: Toolbox
15-16 | Yom Kippur: Interfaith Handout
16 | International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer: Handout
17 | Constitution Day (U.S.): Prayer Service
17-19 | Clean up the World Weekend: “Our Place… Our Planet… Our  Responsibility”: Information                            
20 | Sukkot (Jewish feast of Tabernacles) begins at sunset and ends on September 27: Information
21 | International Day of Peace: Reflection
25 | United Nations General Assembly Adoption of Sustainable Development Goals (2015): Information
26 | World Environmental Health Day: Unit
       Feast of St. Pope Paul VI, who concluded the Second Vatican Council that brought sweeping reforms to the Catholic Church: Prayer
27 | Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, patron of charities, hospitals, prisoners, and volunteers: Information
28 | Feast of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, first Filipino saint and patron of the Philippines: Information
29 | World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Fact Sheet
       Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels: Information
       International Coffee Day: Handout
30 | Birthday of Elie Wiesel (1928-2016): Discussion Guide
1 | International Day of Older Persons: Discussion Guide
Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, patroness of foreign missions, illness, and florists: Information
2 | Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948): Prayer
     International Day of Nonviolence: Prayer Service
4 | Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron of animals, peace, and ecology: Discussion Guide
     World Animal Day: Prayer
5 | World Teachers’ Day: Prayer
7 | Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary: Information
     Child Health Day: Information
     World Habitat Day: Information
10 | World Mental Health Day: Litany
       World Homeless Day: Bulletin Insert
       World Day Against the Death Penalty: Bulletin Insert
11 | International Day of the Girl: Prayer
11-16 | Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, Online: Information
12 | Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day: Reflection
       National Famers’ Day: Information
13 | International Day for Disaster Reduction: Information
15 | International Day for Rural Women: Information
       Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day: Information
16 | World Food Day: Prayer
17 | International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: Prayer Service
       Black Poetry Day: Litany
20 | World Mission Day:  Prayer Service
21 | The Common Good and the Catholic Church’s Social Teaching  (2006)Reflection
22 | Mix It Up at Lunch Day: Teaching Tolerance: Information
24 | United Nations Day: Fact Sheet
24-30 | Disarmament Week: Reflection
27 | Anniversary of mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA(2018): Prayer
31 | Halloween: Handout

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