Parish Lenten Mission 2019

iMercy: The Divine Hotspot

March 11th – 13th, 2019 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Watch video of Parish Mission Night One Recap
Watch video of Parish Mission Night Two Recap

Father Bill Garrott, OP was ordained in 1994, has served as a campus minister, parochial vicar, and has led over 150 parish missions and retreats. In his own words: “I think the Holy Spirit uses my musical talent to reach into people’s hearts through the back door, as it were. Music is the catalyst by which hearts are softened and made permeable to the Word of God.”

Monday Evening: “iMercy: The Father Blesses”
Fr. Bill’s message will focus on the unconditional love of the Father. Being a Christian means knowing your heavenly Father loves you not because you’re good but because He is good. The evening concludes with an invitation to anyone, especially families (intact, broken, troubled, struggling, separated by distance, etc.), to receive a special blessing with the Oil of St. Joseph from the Oratory of St. Joseph in Montreal.
Scripture for Reflection: Luke 12:29-32
As for you, do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not worry anymore. All the nations of the world seek for these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides. Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.

Tuesday Evening: “iMercy: The Son Heals”
Fr. Bill’s message will focus on the remedy the Father provides for us in His Son Jesus who by His death on the cross sets us free from sin, enables us to forgive and gives meaning to our suffering. The evening concludes with an invitation for those in need of healing (physical, emotional, spiritual) to adore our Eucharistic Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
Scripture for Reflection:  Numbers 21:4-9
From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the people became impatient on the way. And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.” Then the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. And the people came to Moses, and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. And the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.” So Moses made a bronze serpent, and set it on a pole; and if a serpent bit any man, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.

Wednesday Evening: “iMercy: The Spirit Strengthens”
Fr. Bill’s message will focus on the power of the Holy Spirit which enables us to live the Christian life and propels us to be witnesses of Jesus Christ in the world. The evening concludes with a sending forth blessing utilizing a first class relic of St. John Paul II taken from his blood-soaked sash on the day he was shot in St. Peter’s Square.
Scripture for Reflection:  2 Timothy 1:6-8
For this reason, I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self‑control. So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God.

Give yourself the blessing of coming to hear Father Bill this Lent and be inspired, renewed, and strengthened.