Synod of Bishops, Xth Ordinary General Assembly, Vatican City, Sept. 30-Oct. 27.
National convention of National Association of Hispanic Priests, Atlanta, Oct. 1-4.
Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions convention, Philadelphia, Oct. 3-6.
Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 7.
Canon Law Society of America convention, Albuquerque, N.M., Oct. 7-12.
Columbus Day observed, Oct. 8.
Conference on Thomas Merton and Eastern Christianity, Louisville, Ky., Oct. 16.
North American Forum for Small Christian Communities, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Oct. 18-20.
National liturgical catechesis convention, Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 19-21.
World Mission Sunday, Oct. 21.
Annual conference of U.S. Catholic Mission Association, Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 26-28.
U.S. observance of World Youth Day, Oct. 27-28.