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.
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!
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