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Parish Mission 2013
St. Basil’s Parish Mission
With Fr. Don Miniscalco
March 17 - 21
Join us for the Main Service every evening at 7:00 PM, which will last about an hour, for prayer, song, scriptural readings, preaching and blessings.
|We will also have additional Mission Services:|
Mornings: Monday to Thursday at 8:45 AM
Mass followed by Bible talk. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament all day Tuesday until 4:00 PM
Afternoons: Monday to Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Quiet time before the Blessed Sacrament; Rosary for all our intentions. Stop by Church for a while, or the whole hour. If you can’t come to Church, pray and offer the hour where you are for all the intentions of the people.
At our Parish Mission, we humbly come together to strengthen and renew our faith, and experience God in an energized way. It is a pathway to spiritual healing and growth marked by approachability, universality, love, conversion, unconditional forgiveness and renewal.
For many, a Mission proves to be a life-changing experience. Different people receive different gifts, blessings, and graces by attending a Mission. One might gain a renewed peace of mind; another, the joy of newfound or reclaimed faith; another, the satisfaction of forgiving someone difficult to forgive.
EVERYONE is welcome at our Parish Mission – young, old, Catholics, used-to-be-Catholics, non-Catholics. Be Christ to others- help us spread the news about our Mission. Do you know someone who has fallen away from the faith? Whose faith is lukewarm? Who is searching for faith?
INVITE THEM TO OUR MISSION!
Our Mission just might be the opportunity they need to experience God in an energized way, and jump on a pathway to spiritual healing and growth marked by approachability, universality, love, and conversion.
Who will you bring?
Renowned Redemptorist Fr. Don Miniscalco to lead our Mission
Father Donald Miniscalco is one of the Redemptorist missionaries who travel the circuit spreading the word of God through traditional Parish Missions. Father Miniscalco has conducted missions in Ireland, Canada and the Caribbean and has directed retreats for priests, Sisters and lay people in the United States and abroad.
"The mission is a review of the basic teachings of the faith and a call to a rededication to Christ," Father Miniscalco says. "Active parishioners will be solidified in the faith, and it is a very easy open door for inactive Catholics to regain the practice of their faith."
Everyone is welcome at the mission, especially neighbors and relatives who have been away from the Church. Many who come have been away from confession for 20 years of more. "I know it has been a good mission when I see the fervor in the people’s response; when I see a recommitment to prayer," Father Miniscalco said.
In 2003, Pope John Paul II bestowed the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice honor on Father Miniscalco in recognition of his service in the new evangelism.