September 2020 Newsletter | Latest on AFC Events

First Saturday Devotion Livestream

Join us for the First Saturday devotion starting on October 3 at 10:00 a.m. (ET)! The Catholic Corps will lead a 15-minute reflection, followed by the Rosary (with meditative pictures). You can watch on Facebook or Youtube

What is the First Saturday devotion? Our Lady of Fatima asked Sister Lucia (one of the visionaries) for this devotion to make reparation for the blasphemies against her Immaculate Heart. It consists of receiving Holy Communion worthily, going to Confession, praying the Rosary with the intention of making reparation, and keeping our Lady company by meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary for 15 minutes. Mary asked faithful souls to practice this devotion for five consecutive first Saturdays and promised to assist them at the hour of death with all the graces necessary for salvation. 

Dates for First Saturday Livestream:

October 3;  November 7; December 5;  January 2, 2021;  February 6, 2021


Rosary Coast to Coast

On October 11 at 3:45 p.m. (ET), the AFC will hold a Holy Hour and Rosary with the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima as part of the Rosary Coast to Coast. During this event, Catholics all over the United States will unite to cover our nation in prayer by praying the Rosary simultaneously at 4:00 p.m. Click for info about the Rosary Coast to Coast.

If you are coming for the Totus Tuus Family Conference℠, we invite you to stay for this Holy Hour and Rosary. If you can’t join in person, tune in for the livestream video on Facebook or Youtube. Or unite yourself spiritually by praying the Rosary at 4:00 p.m.


Volunteers Still Needed

You can still sign up for the St. Joseph Work Fest℠ on September 25–27. We’re looking for volunteers (13+) to help us store picnic tables, canopy, and outdoor furniture, upgrade Redeemer Hall restrooms, repair Sacred Heart Center leaks, clean and organize Noah’s Nursery, prep MARAD’s Out for Totus Tuus Family Conference, and more. Free meals and lodging are provided for all volunteers, in appreciation for your help. Register now.


Encounter God & Learn Your Catholic Faith

Space is still available for the Totus Tuus Family Conference on October 9–11. Register here. This year’s event is focused on St. Joseph. Come and learn why this great saint is the terror of demons, patron of the church, and pillar of families. Keynote sessions from Fr. Dave Pivonka, Kimberly Hahn, Devin Schadt, and Ralph Martin.


First Ever Young Adult Retreat at Catholic Familyland®

Young adults, you’re invited to join us for the first ever Laborers in the Vineyard Retreat on October 23–25. Plans for the weekend include Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Confession, playing sports or games, a few talks, and time to just hang out. Learn more or register here.


Applications for Service Corps & Alumni Corps

Interested in being a Service or Alumni Corps missionary next summer? Get your application in soon! Applications are due by October 31 in order to be considered for summer 2021.

Service Corps Information & Application

Alumni Corps Information & Application


Upcoming Events

September 25–27—St. Joseph Work Fest

October 3 Live streamed First Saturday Rosary

October 9–11—Totus Tuus Family Conference 

October 11 at 3:45 p.m.—Rosary Coast to Coast

October 23–25—Laborers in the Vineyard Retreat 

November 7— Live streamed First Saturday Rosary

December 1—Giving Tuesday 

December 5— Live streamed First Saturday Rosary

December 12—AFC Phone-A-Thon 

January 2—Live streamed First Saturday Rosary

January 8–10, 2021—Catholic Corps Discernment Retreat 

January 29, 2021—March for Life (Washington, D.C.)

February 6—Live streamed First Saturday Rosary

February 12–15, 2021—Duc in Altum Youth Retreat℠

February 12–15, 2021—St. Joseph Work Fest 

March 25–28, 2021—Men’s Alone with God Retreat℠

April 15–18, 2021—Women’s Alone with God Retreat


Registered for the 2020 Totus Tuus Family Conference? 
The conference fills quickly so we encourage you to register soon. And bring a friend!

     October 9-11

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