Deb McManimon and Denise Hirl from SPSE national, hosted by our local team, will present a workshop and training on “10 Great Ways to Share Your Faith.” This workshop will begin to provide you the skills and confidence needed to be a joyful witness to the Gospel. This event is open to any Catholic ages 15+, as well as those who may be interested in joining our team to visit with us. Free admission.
Where: Notre Dame Parish Life Center, 22 S. Prairie St., Chippewa Falls
When: Saturday, April 14th, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Each Sunday we are told “Go Forth, the Mass is ended”. What are we to go forth and do? We are to share the Good News with others. This is evangelization. How often do we follow this call from Jesus to spread the Good News? We usually don’t because we are not sure how to do it. Now you can learn the basics of evangelization and use these tips in your daily life. Come and learn 10 practical ways that you can begin to live out your part of God’s amazing plan for your life and His people.
Through collaborations with Religious Education (CCD) sacramental programs and McDonell Central Catholic High School, we will be giving 15-20 minute talks to both the Confirmation class and the high school student body in the coming weeks. SPSE permits Confirmed Catholics ages 16+ to participate as street evangelists, with a parent or guardian. Whether or not the Holy Spirit moves any of our youth to join the team, we look forward to sharing the Church’s evangelization mission – The Great Commission (Mt. 28:19) – with our youth. Your Mission (SPSE Youth Presentation)
Holy Ghost Parish will host a “Holy Hour for Conversion” each Thursday, 5:15-6:15 p.m., during weekly Eucharistic Adoration (4:30 – 7:30), starting Jan. 25th, which is the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. We offer this time for conversion of loved ones, our culture, and our own hearts to a renewed faith. After gathering for silent prayer, we will recite the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. Open to all. Please see attached flyer.
Holy Hour for Conversion 515
We are kicking off Advent with an SPSE outing at Irvine Park on Saturday, December 2nd from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. We will have hot chocolate and Advent devotional booklets on hand, along with our other literature. Joining us will be a group of carolers, helping us to evangelize through the beauty of music. They will be singing Advent hymns such as “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” as well as some favorite (Advent-appropriate) secular songs, like “White Christmas”.
Irvine Park’s “Christmas Village” opens the previous weekend and, while enjoying this fun community tradition, we hope to be a visible sign of the expectant hope of Advent preparing the way for the joy of Christ’s birth.
The commercial “Christmas season” seems to begin earlier each year. The Church’s desire to worship God in the rhythm of her liturgical seasons may be counter-cultural, yet He answers the true desires of every human heart. We hope to help our neighbors “prepare Him room” in their hearts this Advent by meeting them in the park on December 2nd. St. Nicholas, pray for us!
“Save me once again, Lord, take me once more into your redeeming embrace.” – Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium “Joy of the Gospel”
Our Chapter is approved and supported by our local Catholic parishes and their pastors. More information about Mass times etc. here:
HOLY GHOST CATHOLIC CHURCH & St. Bridget’s Parish
Pastor Fr. Justin Kizewski
412 S. Main St., Chippewa Falls
Mass Times: Tuesday – Saturday 8:30 a.m., Saturday evening 5:00 p.m., SUNDAY 8:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
THE CHURCH OF NOTRE DAME
Pastor Fr. Jesse Burish
117 Allen St., Chippewa Falls
Mass Times: Monday, Wednesday – Saturday 8:00 a.m., Saturday evening 4:30 p.m., SUNDAY 8:00, a.m., 10:00 a.m., or 7:00 p.m.
ST. CHARLES BORROMEO & St. Peter the Apostle
Pastor Msgr. Michael Gorman
810 Pearl St., Chippewa Falls
Mass Times: Monday 5:30 p.m., Tuesday – Friday 8:30 a.m., Saturday evening 4:00 p.m., SUNDAY 7:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
Our Chapter is hosting a “Rosary for Peace” on October 14, 2017 from Noon – 1:00 p.m. at the Rose and Lily Garden (Marshall Park) in Chippewa Falls. October is rosary month and October 13th is the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun and sixth apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, who asked the world to pray for peace. St. Padre Pio considered the rosary to be our greatest weapon against evil. In a violent world, we are blessed to be able to project the light of Christ, reflected by Our Lady, to our community. Our team members will be there to hand out blessed rosaries and prayer cards, welcome visitors, answer questions, and of course, pray together. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!
The event will be announced through our local parishes and is listed on the Volume One Events calendar here: http://volumeone.org/events/2017/10/14/246321_rosary_for_peace