Parish Lenten Mission MARCH 22 – 23
Join us Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm for our Lenten Mission with Matthew Leonard.
Seating is still limited inside the church so come early for your seat! Masks are required for all those age 2 and older. Our mission will also be live-streamed on our YouTube Channel.
See a short video about our mission from Matthew!
Matthew’s topics for each evening:
- Monday – Pray Like a Saint: Wisdom for Growing Closer to God
According to Scripture, every one of us is called to “be perfect” and to “pray without ceasing.” Prayer is the path to God and we’ve been doing it all our lives. But are we really praying? Are we really progressing toward holiness, perfection, and a deep relationship with God? In this talk, we’ll define and discuss the three modes of prayer as taught by spiritual greats like St. Francis de Sales, St. John of the Cross, and St. Teresa of Avila. We won’t just talk theory, but we will lay out the practical steps to achieve union with God through deep prayer even in the midst of this busy, distracting world. Because if you’re not praying, you’re not living.
- Tuesday – Why the Cross: How the Death & Resurrection of Christ Actually Saves You
Have you ever sat back and asked yourself, “Why did Jesus have to die on a cross in order to save me? How does that make sense?” These are fair questions. This penetrating talk reveals the links between the Original Sin of Adam and the sacrifice of New Adam, Jesus Christ. Nothing God does is random. So Matthew explains the logic behind Christ’s incredible act of love on the Cross and how it gets us to heaven. It’s a talk that will shed new light on the Mass and help them understand more deeply the power of sacrificial love.
More About Matthew…
Matthew Leonard is an international speaker, author, podcaster, and founder of Next Level Catholic Academy, an online membership community focused on teaching authentic Catholic spirituality.
An accomplished filmmaker, he has written, produced, directed, and hosted multiple best-selling Catholic video series such as the Science of Sainthood, the Bible and the Virgin Mary, and Genesis to Jesus, which have been translated into almost a dozen languages.
A convert to Catholicism and former missionary to Latin America, Matthew is a frequent guest on radio and television programs across the country. His podcast “The Art of Catholic”, is heard in more than 190 countries around the world.
Matthew holds a Masters in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and is the author of two books, Louder Than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic and Prayer Works! Getting A Grip On Catholic Spirituality.
He lives in Ohio with his wife Veronica and their six children.