It is my great joy to have been invited by your Pastor, Father Vander Woude, to lead the Lenten Parish Mission in Holy Trinity Parish. I gladly accepted.
A parish mission is an opportunity for meditation on the mysteries of our Faith and for the making of fresh resolutions to follow Jesus Christ anew.
What does it mean to love God? What does it mean to join others as members of a parish? Let us explore these questions during your Parish Mission.
In our restless, hurting era, it is vital to beg the Lord for hope! Today, many despair. Perhaps we, too, have experienced the same. Our families, our dioceses, our society . . . destruction and turmoil have taken their toll on these basic units.
Father Vander Woude asked that I center your Parish Mission on the Virtue of Hope. To that end, I have chosen the theme, “The Hope That Is In You” (1 Saint Peter 3:15). Here are the topics for our time together.
Monday, March 16th=“He will save His people from their sins”: Our Lord Jesus Christ and Hope.
Tuesday, March 17th=“I will make the nations your heritage”: Saint Patrick and Hope.
Wednesday, March 18th=“The Mighty One has done great things for me”: Our Lady and Hope.
Thursday, March 19th=“Well done, good and trustworthy slave”: Saint Joseph and Hope.
Please plan to be with us. Those of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.