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tssf Community Obedience

Province of Asia-Pacific
for

This offering of prayer is to be said daily, where possible in the context of Morning or Evening Prayer.

In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Here and in all your churches throughout the world,
we adore you, O Christ, and we bless you,
because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. Amen

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Object

Jesus said, "Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor." (John 12:24 - 26(NRSV))

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Object, cont'd

In the example of his own sacrifice, Jesus reveals the secret of bearing fruit. In surrendering himself to death, he becomes the source of new life. Lifted from the earth on the cross, he draws all people to himself. Clinging to life causes life to decay; the life that is freely given is eternal.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Object, cont'd

Jesus calls those who would serve him to follow his example and choose for themselves the same path of renunciation and sacrifice. To those who hear and obey he promises union with God. The object of the Society of Saint Francis is to build a community of those who accept Christ as their Lord and Master and are dedicated to him in body and spirit. They surrender their lives to him and to the service of his people. The Third Order of the Society consists of those who, while following the ordinary professions of life, feel called to dedicate their lives under a definite discipline and vows. They may be female or male, married or single, ordained or lay.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Object, cont'd

When Saint Francis encouraged the formation of the Third Order he recognized that many are called to serve God in the spirit of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience in everyday life (rather than in a literal acceptance of these principles as in the vows of the Brothers and Sisters of the First and Second Orders). The Rule of the Third Order is intended to enable the duties and conditions of daily living to be carried out in this spirit.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The First Aim of the Order - To make our Lord known and loved everywhere.

The Order is founded on the conviction that Jesus Christ is the perfect revelation of God; that true life has been made available to us through his Incarnation and Ministry, by his Cross and Resurrection, and by the sending of his Holy Spirit. The Order believes that it is the commission of the church to make the gospel known to all, and therefore accepts the duty of bringing others to know Christ, and of praying and working for the coming of the Kingdom of God.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The First Aim, cont'd

The primary aim for us as tertiaries is therefore to make Christ known. This shapes our lives and attitudes to reflect the obedience of those whom our Lord chose to be with him and sent out as his witnesses. Like them, by word and example, we bear witness to Christ in our own immediate environment and pray and work for the fulfillment of his command to make disciples of all nations.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Second Aim - To spread the spirit of love and harmony

The Order sets out, in the name of Christ, to break down barriers between people and to seek equality for all. We accept as our second aim the spreading of a spirit of love and harmony among all people. We are pledged to fight against the ignorance, pride, and prejudice that breed injustice or partiality of any kind.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Second Aim, cont'd

Members of the Third Order fight against all such injustice in the name of Christ, in whom there can be neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female; for in him all are one. Our chief object is to reflect that openness to all which was characteristic of Jesus. This can only be achieved in a spirit of chastity, which sees others as belonging to God and not as a means of self-fulfillment."

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Second Aim, cont'd

As Tertiaries, we are prepared not only to speak out for social justice and international peace, but to put these principles into practice in our own lives, cheerfully facing any scorn or persecution to which this may lead.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Third Aim - To live simply

The first Christians surrendered completely to our Lord and recklessly gave all that they had, offering the world a new vision of a society in which a fresh attitude was taken towards material possessions. This vision was renewed by Saint Francis when he chose Lady Poverty as his bride, desiring that all barriers set up by privilege based on wealth should be overcome by love. This is the inspiration for the third aim of the Society, to live simply.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Third Aim, cont'd

Although we possess property and earn money to support ourselves and our families, we show ourselves to be true followers of Christ and of Saint Francis by our readiness to live simply and to share with others. We recognize that some of our members may be called to a literal following of Saint Francis in a life of extreme simplicity. All of us, however, accept that we avoid luxury and waste, and regard our possessions as being held in trust for God.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Third Aim, cont'd

Personal spending is limited to what is necessary for our health and well-being and that of our dependents. We aim to stay free from all attachment to wealth, keeping ourselves constantly aware of the poverty in the world and its claim on us. We are concerned more for the generosity that gives all, rather than the value of poverty in itself. In this way we reflect in spirit the acceptance of Jesus' challenge to sell all, give to the poor, and follow him.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Three Ways of Service

Tertiaries desire to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ, whom we serve in the three ways of Prayer, Study, and Work. In the life of the Order as a whole these three ways must each find full and balanced expression, but it is not to be expected that all members devote themselves equally to each of them. Each individual's service varies according to his/her abilities and circumstances, yet the member's personal rule of life includes each of the three ways.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The First Way of Service - Prayer

Tertiaries seek to live in an atmosphere of praise and prayer. We aim to be constantly aware of God's presence, so that we may indeed pray without ceasing. Our ever deepening devotion to the indwelling Christ is a source of strength and joy. It is Christ's love that inspires us to service, and strengthens us for sacrifice.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The First Way of Service, cont'd

The heart of our prayer is the Eucharist, in which we share with other Christians the renewal of our union with our Lord and Savior in his sacrifice, remembering his death and receiving his spiritual food.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The First Way of Service, cont'd

Tertiaries recognize the power of intercessory prayer for furthering the purposes of Gods' kingdom, and therefore seek a deepening communion with God in personal devotion, and constantly intercede for the needs of his church and his world. Those of us who have much time at our disposal give prayer a large part in our daily lives. Those of us with less time must not fail to see the importance of prayer and to guard the time we have allotted to it from interruption. Lastly, we are encouraged to avail ourselves of the sacrament of Reconciliation, through which the burden of past sin and failure is lifted and peace and hope restored.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Second Way of Service - Study

And this is eternal life: that they may know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." (John 17:3(NRSV)) True knowledge is knowledge of God. Tertiaries therefore give priority to devotional study of scripture as one of the chief means of attaining that knowledge of God which leads to eternal life.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Second Way of Service, cont'd

As well as the devotional study of Scripture, we all recognize our Christian responsibility to pursue other branches of study, both sacred and secular. In particular, some of us accept the duty of contributing, through research and writing, to a better understanding of the church's mission in the world: the application of Christian principles to the use and distribution of wealth; questions concerning justice and peace; and of all other questions concerning the life of faith.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Third Way of Service - Work

Jesus took on himself the form of a servant. He came not to be served, but to serve. He went about doing good: healing the sick, preaching good news to the poor, and binding up the broken hearted.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Third Way of Service, cont'd

Tertiaries endeavor to serve others in active work. We try to find expression for each of the three aims of the Order in our lives, and whenever possible actively help others who are engaged in similar work. The chief form of service which we have to offer is to reflect the love of Christ, who, in his beauty and power, is the inspiration and joy of our lives.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Three Notes of the Order

Humility, love, and joy are the three notes which mark the lives of Tertiaries. When these characteristics are evident throughout the Order, its work will be fruitful. Without them, all that it attempts will be in vain.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The First Note - Humility

We always keep before us the example of Christ, who emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, and who, on the last night of his life, humbly washed his disciples' feet. We likewise seek to serve one another with humility.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The First Note, cont'd

Humility confesses that we have nothing that we have not received and admits the fact of our insufficiency and our dependence upon God. It is the basis of all Christian virtues. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux said, "No spiritual house can stand for a moment except on the foundation of humility." It is the first condition of a joyful life within any community.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The First Note, cont'd

The faults that we see in others are the subject of prayer rather than of criticism. We take care to cast out the beam from our own eye before offering to remove the speck from another's. We are ready to accept the lowest place when asked, and to volunteer to take it. Nevertheless, when asked to undertake work of which we feel unworthy or incapable, we do not shrink from it on the grounds of humility, but confidently attempt it through the power that is made perfect in weakness.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Second Note - Love

Jesus said, "I give you a new commandment: love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13:34 - 35(NRSV)) Love is the distinguishing feature of all true disciples of Christ who wish to dedicate themselves to him as his servants.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Second Note, cont'd

Therefore, we seek to love all those to whom we are bound by ties of family or friendship. Our love for them increases as our love for Christ grows deeper. We have a special love and affection for members of the Third Order, praying for each other individually and seeking to grow in that love. We are on our guard against anything which might injure this love, and we seek reconciliation with those from whom we are estranged. We seek the same love for those with whom we have little natural affinity, for this kind of love is not a welling up of emotion, but is a bond founded in our common union with Christ.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Second Note, cont'd

The Third Order is a Christian community whose members, although varied in race, education, and character, are bound into a living whole through the love we share in Christ. This unity of all who believe in him will become, as our Lord intended, a witness to the world of his divine mission. In our relationship with those outside the Order, we show the same Christ-like love, and gladly give of ourselves, remembering that love is measured by sacrifice.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Third Note - Joy

Tertiaries, rejoicing in the Lord always, show in our lives the grace and beauty of divine joy. We remember that we follow the Son of Man, who came eating and drinking, who loved the birds and the flowers, who blessed little children, who was a friend to tax collectors and sinners, and who sat at the tables of both the rich and the poor. We delight in fun and laughter, rejoicing in God's world, its beauty and its living creatures, calling nothing common or unclean. We mix freely with all people, ready to bind up the broken-hearted and to bring joy into the lives of others. We carry within us an inner peace and happiness which others may perceive, even if they do not know its source.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Third Note, cont'd

This joy is a divine gift, coming from union with God in Christ. It is still there even in times of darkness and difficulty, giving cheerful courage in the face of disappointment, and an inward serenity and confidence through sickness and suffering. Those who possess it can rejoice in weakness, insults, hardship, and persecutions for Christs' sake; for when we are weak, then we are strong.

Reading from the Principles of the Third Order.

The Three Notes

The humility, love and joy which mark the lives of Tertiaries are all God given graces. They can never be obtained by human effort. They are gifts of the Holy Spirit. The purpose of Christ is to work miracles through people who are willing to be emptied of self and to surrender to him. We then become channels of grace through whom his mighty work is done.

Daily intercession prayers...

In the Province of the Pacific, pray for Tertiaries in the Solomon Islands: Savo and Guadalcanal.

Pray for the Bishop Protector of the Province of Asia-Pacific, Garry Westherill

In the Region of Popondetta, pray for


Gibland Arahu
Olivia Deiko Arahu
Reginald Aura
Timeus Bego
Ethel Slade Biga
Bendick Gonini
Jeffrey Gonini
Arnold Hanupa
John Douglas Hevari
Sweeden Imaga
Jean Isemba
Babra Jinga
Leonard Jinga
Timothy Jiregari

RIP Margaret Butterss (NSW A)
RIP Effie Fitzpatrick (WA)
RIP Noël Hanby (QLD B)
RIP Ray Kendall (QLD B)
RIP Joan McDougall (VIC/TAS)
RIP Margaret Whereat (QLD B)
RIP Joan Owen (QLD B)
In the Province of the Pacific, pray for the Tertiaries in the Solomon Islands: areas of Isabel and Malaita.

Pray for the Minister General, Ken Norian and the Assistant Minister General, Avril Swanton

In the Region of Popondetta, pray for


Harold Joinoba
Julianne Kageni
Cecil Kamamu
Dicksaford Kavo
Selby Kavo
Harry Kivaja
Melecent Kivaja
Rufas Kivaja
Caswel Kogoropa
Fred Gill Kokora
Bonita Kombega
Joseph Kopapa
Gilford Gilayne Kove

RIP Frank Lomax (SING)
RIP Margaret Warman (QLD B)
In the Province of the Pacific, pray for Tertiaries in the Solomon Islands: the island of Makira and the Republic of Vanuatu.

Pray for the Provincial Minister,
Godfrey Fryar, the Assistant Provincial Minister, Sandra Jackson and
the Provincial Chaplain, John Gibson

In the Region of Popondetta, pray for


James Kukuma
Wilson Makele
Theo Paulas Marai
Gordon Natapo
Wilfred Ojariembo
Juliet Orari
Roderick Orari
Charlott Parisa
Micah Parisa
Rodney Pawa
Winniefred Pawa
Bessie Peuba
Cedrick Peuba

RIP Joy Hickman (NSW A)
RIP Betty Moss (VIC/TAS)
In the Province of the Pacific, pray for Tertiaries in New Zealand (Aotearoa): Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

Pray for the Provincial Secretary, Wayne Philp and the Provincial Treasurer, Glenys McCarrick.

In the Region of Popondetta, pray for


Romney Peuba
Ismael Porengi
Erastus Sangara
Rhoda Savenapa
Rita Simeni
Byron Siyega
Barnabas Tago
Tevita Talanoa
Winifred Talanoa
Nigel Tauni
Johnsford Tura
Lomas Wekaru Daima

RIP Thory Bonsey (VIC/TAS)
RIP Edna Mary Dale (WA)
RIP Allen Glenn (VIC/TAS)
In the Province of the Pacific, pray for Tertiaries in New Zealand (Aotearoa): North Island Central Region and in Wellington.

Pray for all Regional Ministers in the Province of Asia-Pacific.

In the Region of Dogura, pray for


Clement Adiya
Angelina Anubo
Clifford Anubo
Christopher Aradina
Louisa Aradina
Faithful Arewa
Carson Arigewa
Clement Bateman
Dixon Bogea
Nicho Boridina
Shem Damore
Ronald Goviro

RIP Barbara Desgrand (QLD B)
RIP Anne Johnson (SING)
In the Province of the Pacific, pray for Tertiaries in New Zealand (Aotearoa): Canterbury with Otago.

Pray for the Newsletter Editor, Gloria Malouf-Marsh, the Archivist, Anne Wilson, and the Communications Officer, David White.

In the Region of Dogura, pray for


Mary Hirodidi
Michael Hirodidi
Harold Morrison Kadada
Basil Kaibo
Emily Kamokaba
Abel Kariba
Remigius Katura
Zebedee Kenanido
Alfred Kerina
Darling Kirikiri
Josephine Kouga
Dawson Loloba

RIP Trevor Barr (SA)
RIP Patricia Brennan (NSW A)
RIP Rob de Caen (SA and VIC/TAS)
RIP Norma Kent (SA)
In the Province of Asia – Pacific, pray for all Tertiaries in the Queensland A and Queensland B / Northern NSW regions.

Pray for all Novice Counsellors.

In the Region of Dogura, pray for


Evangeline Mabira
Geoffrey Mabira
Abel Manimani
Bevan Nanasia
Randolph Peroko
Ricky Pupuka
Gabriel Darlton Reresi
Anselm Rupusina
Desmond Sakwareta
Eric Newton Sawaroa
Theodore Siburewa
Taylor Simokua
Lionel Siropa

RIP Dorothy Bott (QLD A)
In the Province of Asia – Pacific, pray for all Tertiaries in the New South Wales A and New South Wales B / Australian Capital Territory regions.

Pray for all Area Convenors.

In the Region of Dogura, pray for


Linus Tikwaru
Jackson Toroga
Kipling Toromata
Henry Towoni
Leonard Tubira
Gideon Waida
James Peter Wairanumo
Arthur Wakeapa
Alwyn Clive Warikoa
Eliud Wavere
William Caster Yababana
John Max Yageyage
Lawrence Yakawa

RIP Dorothy Bolton (QLD B)
RIP Patricia Carr (QLD B)
In the Province of Asia – Pacific, pray for Tertiaries in the Victoria/Tasmania Region.

Pray for all isolated Tertiaries.

In Queensland A Region, pray for


Philip Bentley
Diana Brooks
Valmai Carson
Betty Daly
Bernice Goon Chew
Vic Hall
Tony Hall-Matthews
Valerie Hall-Matthews
Elaine Jeston
Theresa Lawson
Ivan McCulloch
Graham Miller
Barry Paterson
Lavinia Robinson
Nell Weir

RIP Sylvia Daniel (SING)
RIP Les Whereat (QLD B)
In the Province of Asia – Pacific, pray for Tertiaries in the South Australia and Western Australia Regions.

Pray for Franciscan Aid.

In Queensland B / Northern NSW Region, pray for


Rod Adams
Ruth Adams
Hilary Baart
Sandra Beck
Val Bell
Alan Bentley
Jeanette Bickerton
Mary Birch
Susan Blackall
Stephen Briggs
Richard Brown
Mac Campbell
Barry Chambers
In the Province of Asia – Pacific, pray for Tertiaries in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand.

Pray for unity within the Anglican Church and unity among all Christians.

In Queensland B / Northern NSW Region, pray for


Elsie Clack
Ray Clifton
Roslyn Clifton
Myra Crossan
Dawn Currey
Gemma Dashwood
Heidi-Maria De Gruchy
June De Heer
Gregory Desgrand
Joanne Desgrand
Phillip Dibbs
Graham Dorman
Diana Eagles

RIP Olwyn Cooney (QLD A)
RIP Tom Craig (NSW A)
RIP Bartholomew Yababana (PNG)
In the Province of Asia – Pacific, pray for Tertiaries in Papua New Guinea.

Pray for Franciscans International.

In Queensland B / Northern NSW Region, pray for


Jacqueline Fewtrell
Camellia Flanagan
Bronwyn Fryar
Godfrey Fryar
Raelee Garner
Terry Gatfield
Glenis George
Ruth Gillis
Ruth Groom
Bill Guttormsen
Anthony Halstead
Michael Hobbs
Gordon Hooker

RIP Victor Chapman (VIC/TAS)
RIP John Filmer-Mason (QLD B)
In the African Province, pray for Tertiaries in Zimbabwe.

In Queensland B / Northern NSW Region, pray for


Nicki Jenkins
Robyn Jenkins
Geoffrey Jordan
Pamela Kehl
Jan Leerentveld
Fay Leutton
Peter Lockyer
Illtyd Loveluck
Gloria Malouf-Marsh
Fay Manfield
Andrea Maslin
Amanda McCarrick

RIP Warren Blomeley (QLD B)
RIP Wekely Debuyo (DOG)
RIP Joseph Gahn (QLD B)
RIP Elizabeth Game (NSW B/ACT)
In the African Province, pray for Tertiaries in Tanzania and Zambia.

Pray for the First Order in the Provinces of America and Europe.

In Queensland B / Northern NSW Region, pray for


Glenys McCarrick
Gabrielle McGee
Robert McKennay
Linda McWilliam
Bevan Meredith
Glenda Mill
Rae Morey
Lex Nason
Fay Neale
Jeni Nix
Marilyn Nixon
Miriam Nyrene
Christine OíBrien

RIP Doreen Foote (NSW A)
RIP Champion Siburewa (PNG)
In the African Province, pray for Tertiaries in Lesotho.

Pray for the First Order Brothers in the Province of Divine Compassion (Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Sri Lanka) also the Provinces of PNG and the Solomon Islands.

In Queensland B / Northern NSW Region, pray for


Valda Paradies
Francis Peloe
Jennifer Priest
Dawn Punter
Ken Reardon
Charles Ringma
Cleone Rolfe-Reardon
Merril Ruback
Hilary Singleton
Keith Slater
Carolyn Smith

RIP Clem Harrison (QLD B)
RIP Eric Scott (MAL)
RIP Brian Worth (VIC/TAS)
In the African Province, pray for Tertiaries in Capetown and Eastern Cape.

Pray for First Order sisters in America and England.

In Queensland B / Northern NSW Region, pray for


Lahdo Soner
Aaron Steley
Winston Svensen
Liselotte (Lilo) Szlavek
John Tyman
Diana Ware
Graham Warren
Peter Watson
Bert Watt
Jenny Wedemeyer
Nicholas Whereat
Ian Wilson

RIP Victor Dougan (WA)
RIP Geoffrey Radford (VIC/TAS)
In the African Province, pray for the Tertiaries in Durban, Johannesburg and Kokstad.

Pray for the Second Order Sisters (Order of St Clare) at Freeland UK.

In New South Wales A Region, pray for


John Blakemore
Julie Blakemore
Michelle Blondel
Wendy Brack
Rosemary Bradford
Peter Brunker
Robert Butterss
Tony Camenzuli
John Candy
Denise Carwardine
Rosemary Christmas
Elizabeth Corah
David Craig
Monica Dennison

RIP Monica Ayscough (QLD B)
RIP Bob Collings (WA)
RIP Cliff Parry (VIC/TAS)
In the African Province, pray for Tertiaries in Ghana.

Pray for Postulants and aspirants to the three Orders.

In New South Wales A Region, pray for


Garry Dodd
Sharon Dyson
Chris Garland
Bill Gates
Michael Giffin
Jill Gumbley
Kate Hardwick
Paul Hawker
Suzanne Hayes
Darrell Holden
Carol Hucker
Janet Long

RIP Janet Ferris (VIC/TAS)
In the European Province, pray for Tertiaries in France, Sweden, Ireland and Scotland.

Pray for Companions of SSF and Associates of tssf.

In New South Wales A Region, pray for


Faith Marsh
John Marsh
Marion Martin
David Masters
Catherine Mathews
Jan McIntyre
Margaret McNeill
Stephen Moore
Jane Noller
Esme Parker
Angela Peverell
Ian Randall
Philip Thirlwell
Valerie Tibbey

RIP Eric Cameron (SA)
RIP Glenda Spry (QLD B)
In the European Province, pray for Tertiaries in North East and North West England.

Pray for other Franciscan Brothers and Sisters in the Anglican Communion in the USA and Australia.

In New South Wales B / ACT Region, pray for


Theresa Angert-Quilter
Maureen Arnold
Judy Buik
John Clarkson
Lorraine Clarkson
Molly Davey
Jackie Davis
Graeme Dunn
Kathy Dunn
Margaret Edridge
Gaynor Elder
James Ellis
Anthony Frost

RIP Michael Barrett (NSW A)
RIP Prout Robinson (POP)
In the European Province, pray for Tertiaries in East Midlands and Yorkshire.

Pray for the Franciscan Federation of Australia and the members of the Executive.

In New South Wales B / ACT Region, pray for


John Gibson
Judy Gordon
Frances Hansen
Tania Harvey
Catherine Holt
Alison Howell
Stephen Howes
Elizabeth Mackinlay
Tim Narraway
Sue Painting
Kerry Parkinson
John Quilter

RIP David Chambers (VIC/TAS)
RIP Janice Hughes (QLD B)
In the European Province, pray for Tertiaries in Central and Eastern England.

Pray for the Order of Friars Minor (ofm), the Capuchins (ofmCap) and the Conventuals (ofmConv).

In New South Wales B / ACT Region, pray for


Jan Scott
Lee Steele
Patricia Stoddart
Anne Stuart-Carpenter
Geoffrey Taylor
Margaret Wark
Mandy Wheatley
Clare White
Robert Willson
Glenys Wimmer
Leo Wimmer
Jason Wright
In the European Province, pray for Tertiaries in South East England and London and Central South England.

Pray for the Poor Clares

In Victoria / Tasmania Region, pray for


Jeremy Ashton
Harry Aveling
Barbara Axten
Margaret Barkley
Joy Bartlett
Lizzie Bellhouse
Frances Bonsey
Siobhan Carson
Suzanne Chapman
Barrie Cledsmith
John Davis
Catherine De Ron

RIP Kathleen Beicher (WA)
RIP Paulas King (POP)
RIP Isabel Neal (VIC/TAS)
RIP Jeanne Norris (VIC/TAS)
In the European Province, pray for Tertiaries in South West England, Wales, Severn and The Marches.

Pray for the Third Order Regular and Franciscan Sisterhoods in Australia.

In Victoria / Tasmania Region, pray for


Janet Down
Michael Down
Audrey Edmondson
David Edmondson
Daphne Edwardson
Margaret Farmer
Graeme Frazer
Philip Freier
Joan Grace
Helen Granowski
Pam Heyward
Sandra Jackson
Eric Kluukeri

RIP Roslyn Craig (NSW A)
RIP Barbara Matthews (QLD A)
RIP Anne Robinson (NSW A)
In the Province of the Americas, pray for the Tertiaries in the United States including Puerto Rico.

Pray for the Secular Franciscan Order (Roman Catholic Tertiaries).

In Victoria / Tasmania Region, pray for


Gemma Le Mesurier
Sheila Leheup-Hill
Hayden McKellar
Laurence Neal
John Silversides
Patti Singleton
Drew Stocker
Colin Valentine
Pauline Weston
Mary Wilson
Chris Winkett
Denis Woodbridge

RIP Alfred Bott (QLD A)
RIP Nancy Dear (WA)
RIP Grace Gan (MAL)
In the Province of the Americas, Region of South America, pray for the Tertiaries in Brazil, Ecuador and Guyana.

Pray for Franciscans International and their work as a recognized NGO at the United Nations.

In South Australia Region, pray for


Benedict Calcraft
Faith Drodge
Colin Fidock
Peter Haynes
Margaret Holt
Gillian Kaines
John Kaines
Anne Kotze
Joan Manners
David McAvenna
Jeannie Minnis
Wayne Philp
Lorraine Retallick
Roselind Ruwoldt
Vanda Walden
Jan Walton

RIP Libby Blake (NSW B / ACT)
RIP Estmere Busch (WA)
RIP Pauline Hangiri (POP)
RIP Nancy Von Pfyffer (QLD B)
Pray for the Society of St Francis: Ministers General of First Order, Abbess of Second Order and Ministers Provincial of First Order.

Pray for all Franciscan Conference and Retreat Centres, including the Old Monastery, Stroud.

In Western Australia Region, pray for


Anna Maria Andrews
Sally Buckley
John Dendy
Mark Dougan
Christine Duke
Daryl Friend
George Harvey
Betty Hay
Jayne Hughes
Jeremy James
Lynne James
Valerie Kay
Asta Lander
Peter Llewellyn

RIP Eileen Berry (QLD A)
RIP Greg Eather (NSW B)
RIP Alan Lamb (Br Alan Barnabas, SSF)
RIP Mavis Matthews (VIC/TAS)
In the Province of the Americas, Region of the Caribbean, pray for Tertiaries in Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Nevis.

Pray for Franciscans working as chaplains and teachers in universities, schools, hospitals, prisons, armed forces and emergency services.

In Western Australia Region, pray for


Lyn Lord
Ian Macpherson
Pearl McGill
David Noble
Sandie Oakes
Barry Osborne
June Osborne
Pat Parker
Evan Pederick
Jenny Simons
Cathy Slaughter
Selina Taylor
Barbara Twells
Mark Walker

RIP Sherrill Bryan (VIC/TAS)
RIP George Dandase (PNG)
In the Province of the Americas, pray for all Tertiaries in Canada.

Pray for scholars and writers who seek to make known the ways of Francis and Clare.

In Western Australia Region, pray for


David White
Malcolm Willsher
Norma-Jean Willsher
Anne Wilson
Ken Wilson
Rae Witham
Ted Witham
Maxine Wolff

In Sri Lanka, pray for


Stephen Arulampalam
Chandramohan John
Sanath Kumara Madagamgoda
Joshua Ratnam
Dayalan Saminathan
Nuwan Seneviratne
Bala Shanthini

RIP Val Butler (Vic/Tas)
RIP Flemming Beicher (WA)
RIP Leo Dale (WA)
RIP Ray Hodge (WA)
RIP Eleanor Turvey (WA)
In the Province of the Americas, pray for Tertiaries in Mexico.

Pray for those in churches who while not under formal vows try to follow Jesus in the company of Francis and Clare.

In Malaysia, pray for


James Ahit Ladi
Albert Ajong Mail
Michael Buma Galami
Lisbeth Gan
Susie Lai
Lily Lim
Gerald Ng
Jerry Rumpang
Bradley Sangan

In Hong Kong, pray for


John Davison
Tavis Du Preez
Simon Fon
Francis Jin-Bo Ma
Clare Jie Meng

In the Philippines, pray for


Stephen Farmer

RIP Luke Lee (MAL)
RIP Joan Russell (NSW A)
Pray for Ministers of the Third Order:

MINISTER GENERAL Ken Norian
ASSISTANT MINISTER GENERAL Averil Swanton

PROVINCIAL MINISTERS:
American Province Tom Johnson
African Province Michael Twum-Darko
Asia-Pacific Province Godfrey Fryar
European Province Averil Swanton
Pacific Province Maggie Smith

Pray for those who have been released from the Third Order in the past year: Nathan Bush, Rocky (Janet) Dennison, Ross Holman, Sandra Krempl, Jacinta Otto, Nola Stewart, Sue Wilton.

RIP Manesse Aniki (POP)
RIP James Mark Budibudi (DOG)
RIP Joy Caporn (QLD B)
RIP Pauline Hangiri (PNG)
RIP Clive La Brooy
RIP Nicomede Mudumatana (DOG)
RIP Bill Pearson (SA)
RIP Morna Thomas (QLD A)
RIP Stanislaus Yaumo (DOG)


tssf Community Collect

God, we give you thanks for the Third Order of the Society of St. Francis. Grant, we pray, that being knit together in community and prayer, we your servants may glorify your holy name after the example of Saint Francis, and win others to your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

The collect for Sunday

God, your love led Francis and Clare to establish our three orders: draw us into your love that we may grow in love towards all those we know, for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, who gives himself in love to all. Amen

The collect for Monday

God, you are always pleased to show yourself to those who are childlike and humble in spirit: help us to follow the example of our blessed father Francis, to look upon the wisdom of this world as foolishness, and to set our minds only on Christ Jesus and him crucified; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be all glory for ever. Amen

The collect for Tuesday

God, you resist the proud and give grace to the humble: help us not to think proudly, but to serve you with the humility that pleases you, so we may walk in the steps of your servant Francis and receive the gift of your grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

The collect for Wednesday

God, you have made your church rich through the poverty of blessed Francis: help us, like him, not to trust in earthly things, but to seek your heavenly gifts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

The collect for Thursday

God, by the life of blessed Francis you moved your people to a love of simple things: may we, after his example hold lightly to the things of this world and store up for ourselves treasure in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

The collect for Friday

Lord Jesus, in your servant Francis you displayed the wonderful power of the cross: help us always to follow you in the way of the cross, and give us strength to resist all temptation, and to you, Lord, with the Father and the Holy Spirit be all glory for ever. Amen

The collect for Saturday

Lord, without you our labour is wasted, but with you all who are weak can find strength: pour your Spirit on the Society of Saint Francis; give your labourers a pure intention, patient faith, sufficient success on earth, and the joy of serving you in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Either

May our blessed Lady pray for us.
May Saint Francis pray for us.
May Saint Clare pray for us.
May all the saints of the Third Order pray for us.
May the holy angels watch over us and befriend us.
May our Lord Jesus give us his blessing and his peace. Amen

or...

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with us all evermore. Amen

* [Scripture quotations are from] New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright @ 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Updated: November 2016.