Hope in the Wilderness, Our Lenten Journey with Christ
March 18-21, 2019 - Each evening will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the church.

Volunteers needed! Please signup using this volunteer form.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend our parish Lenten Mission, March 18-21 at 7:00 pm. This mission is a particular time to come together as a parish family. Each evening will include a reflection by a passionate and engaging speaker and access to the sacraments and liturgy. There will be receptions and time for fellowship following some of the events.

Come to connect, and to be inspired and renewed in faith as we walk together with Jesus through Lent. Despite the darkness and fragmentation of the world around us, we cling to Christ, who is our sure hope and true light. Please encourage everyone you know to come and grow in relationship with Jesus and his Church. This will be a special opportunity to reconnect and to reinvigorate our faith as individuals and as a community. Childcare will be available at no cost.

This lineup of dynamic speakers will challenge and encourage us on our journey of faith, a journey we do not make alone.

Monday, March 18:
TRUTH, Vesper Service with Fr. Raphael Mary Salzillo, OP


Fr. Raphael Mary Salzillo is a doctoral candidate in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He specializes in medieval philosophy and metaphysics, with a particular interest in the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas. Fr. Salzillo’s academic history includes degrees in applied physics, electrical engineering, and philosophy. He became a friar in the Order of Preachers in 2001, and was ordained a priest in 2009.

Tuesday, March 19:
SIN, Holy Hour with reflection by Gary Anderson

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Gary Anderson is Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Theology at the University Notre Dame and a parishioner at St. Matthew Cathedral. He is interested in all dimensions of Biblical studies. His specialization is in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, but because of his interest in the history of interpretation, he also works in Second Temple Judaism and early Christian sources. Anderson is the author or editor of more than ten books, including Sin: A History, in 2009.

Wednesday, March 20:
GRACE, Penance Service with reflection by Colleen Moore

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Colleen Moore is the director of formation for the McGrath Institute for Church Life and program director for Echo at the University of Notre Dame. Originally from Michigan, Moore has spent considerable time abroad, with Notre Dame’s Mexico Seminar and as a lay associate of the Congregation of Holy Cross in Chile. Colleen's primary interests lie in integrative approaches to theology and ministry formation and at the intersection of spiritual formation, justice and art.

Thursday, March 21:
FREEDOM, Closing Mass with Homily by Fr. Ken Amadi


Fr. Ken Amadi is a student in the Masters of Theological Studies at the University of Notre Dame, graduating this coming May. From the Diocese of Abuja, Nigeria, Fr. Ken is currently in residence at St. Joseph Parish, Mishawaka.