Advent Parish Mission

Walk the Advent Highway

What are the Valleys, Mountains, Hills, and Rugged Land Spots in my life that hinder growth in wholeness and living life-to-the-fullest?

Monday and Tuesday, Nov 18-19 from 7:00-8:00 pm

Join us for a special Advent Parish Mission with Sister Pat!

Explore prayerful practices and travel with mentor-companions, like Mary or Joseph, to combat fear and celebrate freedom. With Sister Pat McCormack, IHM, we will invite the Word of Life and the Bread of Life to feed the hunger of our hearts.

Monday: November 18 – Prayer Practices for All Seasons, Part 1: Feed on the Word of Life. Prayer happens when personal life experience meets the Word of God – and relates!  Participants will explore seven Gospel-prayer techniques that combat fear and lead to freedom.

Tuesday, November 19 –Prayer Practices for All Seasons, Part 2: Feed on the Bread of Life. Eucharist is food for the journey during all seasons – in times of feast and particularly in times of fear, famine, or failure. Join us to reflect on ten Eucharistic devotions guaranteed to feed a hungry heart, including ways to more fully appreciate and participate in the Mass.

More on Sister Pat…

Sister Patricia M. McCormack speaks internationally to a variety of audiences. Her style blends Catholic spirituality with psychology and the wisdom gathered from years of working with parents, teachers, and students. Ministry invigorates her.  Additionally, her personal interests include travel, enculturation opportunities, music, mystery and history novels, nature, boating, swimming in the ocean, solitude, and conversations of substance.

She holds degrees in theology, sociology, and education.  She has classroom experience at the elementary, secondary and college levels, elementary school administration, and adjunct teaching in university programs of Catholic School leadership.  She is the author of books and articles based on her experience at elementary, secondary, and college-level teaching and administration. For two decades she authored the “Parent Partnership Handbook” and currently authors “Psst! – Parent and Student Support Tips” and “Middle-School Student Chat” – all three series-features of Today’s Catholic Teacher magazine.  Her most recent books are Resilience and Self-Reliance – Key Pieces in the Self-Esteem Puzzle, NCEA 2019 and Embrace the Mission – Be the “I” in Evangelize! NCEA (2018), Engaging the Parking Lot Parent, Twenty-Third Publications (2017), and Parental Love Is . . . , The Pastoral Center (2016).