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It Is Good to Reboot Our Faith

11-20-2022Weekly LetterFr. Teilo M. Lwande, AJ

As many of you know, we use parish missions to feed our souls and strengthen our faith. And since our parish is big on Faith Formation & Spirituality, every mission is designed to engage us on our faith and to make us have a better family life as domestic families and as the family of St Andrew where we belong. But one may ask, “What is a parish mission?”

What is a Parish Mission?

St Angela Merici Catholic Church describes a parish mission as a “special time in a parish community when the community gathers together to gain further insight into a faith filled life. It is a time for grace and renewal of the parish through the Mass, Sacraments and talks filled with stories, examples and meaning.”

“The “mission” part of a Mission is that we are called not just to come ourselves, but to bring our friends and acquaintances, especially those who may have drifted from the church. “Go out to the whole world and tell the Good News.” Go out to your friends, and neighbors, touch their hearts with your grace and invite them.”

Why should I attend?

“Have questions? Have you found what you’ve been looking for? Are you a Catholic with questions? Or maybe you’re not Catholic, but you have a desire for a spiritual encounter. At times when our faith grows cold, when we have become too comfortable with sin, when we allow other voices to distract us from hearing God’s Word, and when we’ve let gadgets become our false gods- it’s then that we need to put everything else aside and focus on our faith.”

Save the Date

I am totally stoked to let you in on a big secret that Chris Stefanick is coming to St Andrew’s on January 30th, 2023. Some of you will recognize his name immediately, others may think- Chris who? Stain glass? Chris Stefanick is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and television host who has devoted his life to inspiring people to live a bold, contagious faith. This is what I’m talking about! Archbishop Charles Chaput calls Chris “one of the most engaging defenders of the Christian faith on the scene today.” His live seminars reach more than 85,000 people per year. His reality TV show, videos, and radio spots reach millions of people, and his educational initiatives are turning the tide in the Church.

“Reboot! is suitable for all ages, so bring the whole family, and bring a friend. I challenge you now to think of one person to invite and get your tickets after Mass today; don’t think, just do!” “God did not create us just to “get by” in this world; He created us to live life, and live it to the full. Come learn more about the beauty of our faith, the love that Jesus has for YOU, and how we are meant to live out this JOY in our daily lives.” Bring a friend, family member, or neighbor – Catholic or not- to enjoy a wonderful IT IS GOOD TO REBOOT OUR FAITH: By St. Andrew Parish time of prayer, preaching, refection, music, and a joyful time.

Tickets are on sale now at a special rate through our Parish website, don’t miss your chance to purchase a ticket today.

Together, we can continue to enhance a vibrant Faith Formation & spirituality Roman Catholic Parish that includes everyone from the moment of conception through death in a seamless manner.

St Joseph, pray for us
St Andrew the Apostle, pray for us
St Maria Goretti, pray for us
St Josephine Bakhita, pray for us

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