Parish Mission 2019

Come experience spiritual renewal!

Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM, grew up on a dairy farm and studied journalism in college. After discerning a call to the priesthood, Fr. Wade was ordained for the Fathers of Mercy in the Great Jubilee Year 2000.  The Fathers of Mercy is a missionary preaching congregation based in Auburn, Kentucky. Founded in 1808 by Fr. Jean Baptiste Rauzan for the purpose of re-evangelizing a spiritually devastated post-Revolutionary France, the Fathers continue to bring the Mercy of God to the people of our own day.

Fr. Wade is currently the Assistant General for the Fathers of Mercy. He has also served as the Chaplain-in-Residence at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama. While at the Shrine, Fr. Wade was a daily Mass celebrant, homilist, and confessor. Fr. Wade is an accomplished writer for many outlets including the National Catholic Register and Our Sunday Visitor. Recently he published his first book, The Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell. Fr. Wade has been a guest on many different programs for EWTN and currently hosts “Open Line Tuesday” for EWTN Radio.

The Parish Mission led by Fr. Wade will be Sunday January 20th through the 23rd. The theme of the mission is “Work Out Your Salvation! (Phil 2:12).” Fr. Wade will encourage us all to reach holiness through fidelity to our daily work in accord with our vocation.

This will be a time of great grace and mercy from God. Anyone is invited to come experience spiritual renewal through this Parish Mission and encouraged to attend all four nights. Below is the schedule.

Date

Time

Topic & Events

Sunday, January 20

7:00 p.m.

Be Faithful to Daily Duty

Monday, January 21

7:00 p.m.

Be Other-Centered

Tuesday, January 22

7:00 p.m.

Understand the Reality of Vice and Virtue

Wednesday, January 23

7:00 p.m.

Practice and Live the Sacraments /

Live a Trinitarian Spirituality (with Mass)

 

Please note:  The Mission Hour will include Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament on the first three nights. On Wednesday there will be Holy Mass with extended homily so as to encourage participants to receive Holy Communion which is one of the five requirements to obtain the plenary indulgence associated with having attended a Parish Mission. Confessions will be heard one hour prior to each Mission talk as well as immediately following. A hospitality reception for Fr. Wade will be held after Mass on Wednesday evening, at approximately 8 p.m.