Summer Updates!

Updates: We have staffed a table at St. Francesca’s the past three Tuesdays! Many thanks to Tim, Sean, Michael, and Isaac for stepping up. I was there with Isaac yesterday morning; we prayed with a woman named Sherry, provided some sacramentals, information, and prayer books to a few others, and took several prayer requests to the Goldsmith Chapel.Also, shout out to Pam for coming out to the park and praying with me last weekend, and to Pamela Ann for continuing her mobile street evangelization with great success.

Praise God!

Upcoming:
Continuing at St. Francesca’s: We are filling the roster for any Tuesday in July or August. The 9 a.m. shift is definitely busier than the 4 p.m. shift.

Irvine Park weekends; limited dates available: We will look to have our Irvine Park stand open at least 2 more Saturdays this summer.

One-Fest on Saturday, July 28! Holy Ghost Parish will have its food stand open and we will have an opportunity to have an evangelization table next to the stand. We will be staffing this table to share the Catholic Christian faith at a fun event!

Mobile Evangelization: You never know when the Holy Spirit will place you in a situation where you feel moved to share a rosary, holy medal, or prayer card. These might come in handy at summer events, festivals, with family and friends, or just walking down the street.

Holy Hour for Conversion. This continues every Thursday during Adoration at Holy Ghost Church 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. (rosary at 6). Prayer is powerful.

Watch for updates, including another training coming in September. Please pray for the mission of evangelization, pray for the Church and the ongoing conversion of our community and our own hearts. St. Paul, pray for us!

Workshop! “10 Great Ways to Share Your Faith”

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.

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Sharing the Mission with Youth: Upcoming Talks

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 Hour for Conversion Starts January 25th (Feast of Conversion of St. Paul)

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.

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Recap: Advent Kickoff a Success

Praise the Lord! This update is quite late (seeing as how the Christmas season concluded yesterday). Our Advent Kickoff and Caroling in the Park was a success! On December 2, the Holy Ghost Parish music ministry and guests partnered with our SPSE team to celebrate the joyful anticipation of Christmas in our local Irvine Park. While the choristers sang, SPSE handed out hot chocolate, candy canes, and Advent devotionals to interested park-goers. Some stopped to discuss difficulties in their lives and to fill out prayer requests. All in all, the outing was a lovely collaboration and a beautiful sign of the joy of the Gospel in our community. Something to build on! In fact, members of the Holy Ghost music ministry carried the momentum forward and went caroling at the Chippewa Manor (local nursing home and senior apartments) during the Christmas season, as well. Faith, hope, and love are contagious. 

Advent Kick-Off in Irvine Park

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” – Our Local Parishes and Mass Times

“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
HolyGhostChurchCF.com
412 S. Main St., Chippewa Falls
(715)723-4890
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
www.thechurchofnotredame.org
117 Allen St., Chippewa Falls
(715)723-7108
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
www.stcharles-cf.com
810 Pearl St., Chippewa Falls
(715)723-4088
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.

First Outing Recap & Photos

Humble beginnings are the best kind. Two team members and one five-year old kicked things off quietly at the Rose Garden on a beautiful fall Saturday morning. With roses still in bloom, we set up our station and prayed a rosary together. By noon, about two dozen people – including three more teammates, family members, and one of our priest advisors – had gathered for the Rosary Rally in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. While we did not experience another Miracle of the Sun, we were blessed that the rain held off until we were ready to leave. Immaculate Heart, pray for us!

Rosary for Peace

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

Welcome!

Welcome to your local chapter of St. Paul Street Evangelization.

St. Paul Street Evangelization is a grassroots, non-profit organization, dedicated to responding to the mandate of Jesus to preach the Gospel to all nations by taking our Catholic Faith to the streets. We do this in a non-confrontational way, allowing the Holy Spirit to move in the hearts of those who witness our public Catholic presence.

Christ’s call to evangelize was made to every Catholic Christian, and the Second Vatican Council reiterated this need, urging each of the baptized to bring the Gospel, found fully in the Catholic Church, to a culture that has largely reverted to paganism. As an on-the-street Catholic evangelization organization, St. Paul Street Evangelization provides an avenue for you to share the Person of Jesus Christ and the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith with a hungry culture. Click Get Involved on the menu to find out how you can help.

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