Sunday, February 11 – Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Join us for our Parish Mission led by

Msgr. Patrick Halfpenny & Fr. Dave Pivonka

Fr. Dave PivonkaThis engaging parish mission, led by Msgr. Patrick Halfpenny and Fr. Dave Pivonka, is a four-night pilgrimage focused on how we can grow closer to God and develop a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit together with your fellow parishioners. The mission will allow us to continue to follow in Christ’s footsteps as individuals and as a parish community.

FAQs on the Mission

Learn more about Fr. Dave Pivonka

Prepare for the Mission

Stay tuned for more details! For more information on the Parish Mission, please contact the Parish Office at 313.885.8855.

FAQs

Who is leading the Parish Mission?

Msgr. Halfpenny and Fr. Dave Pivonka, a member of the Sacred Heart Province of Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular and the Director of Franciscan Pathways.

What will happen during a typical evening?

Each evening will be centered around a talk by Msgr. Halfpenny or Fr. Pivonka. On Tuesday evening, Mass will be celebrated.

Is the Parish Mission open for all ages?

Yes, the mission is open for all parishioners, but the messaging is centered around junior high age and above. There will also be special programming for those in grades 1-5.

Will babysitting be available during the mission?

Yes, babysitting will be available for children ages two and older.

Does one need to attend all four days of the mission?

No, while it is not a requirement, we encourage you to attend all the evenings of the mission in order to receive the full message and experience that the mission has to offer.

Will the Sacrament of Reconciliation be available during the Parish Mission?

Yes, we will offer opportunities for confession during one night of the mission.

Why is the Holy Spirit called the “Wild Goose”? 

The Wild Goose was a term that the ancient Celts had for the Holy Spirit. The dominant images of the Holy Spirit are a meek dove or a flickering flame of a candle, both of which are in one way accurate. But the Holy Spirit is far more than that. There is also a ‘wildness’ to the Holy Spirit.

Meet Fr. Dave Pivonka

Fr. Dave PivonkaWho is Fr. Dave Pivonka?

Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, is as an evangelist who speaks at conferences, retreats and parish missions around the U.S. and world. For twenty years, Fr. Dave has been leading pilgrimages around the world to some of the holiest and most important sites in our Christian faith. He spends much of his time helping others come to know God’s love for them through his preaching, writings, CDs, and other spiritual outreaches.

Fr. Dave has written several books: Spiritual Freedom – God’s Life Changing Gift; Hiking the Camino – 500 Miles with Jesus; Encounter Jesus – From Discovery to Discipleship; and most recently, Breath of God.

Fr. Dave is also responsible for The Wild Goose,  a 14-part video series which explores what it is to have a relationship with the Holy Spirit.

Currently, Fr. Dave is the Director of Franciscan Pathways, which is an evangelistic outreach of his Franciscan Community.

To learn more about Fr. Dave Pivonka and his background, visit his website at www.thewildgooseisloose.com.

Prepare for the Mission

How you can prepare for the mission

  • Take a moment to reflect on our parish’s mission statement – “We walk in the footsteps of Christ and set hearts on fire.” Jesus calls each one of us to follow Him by growing in a personal relationship with Him and sharing Him with others.
  • Pray for the success of our mission that hearts will be open and the Holy Spirit will touch many lives.
  • Encourage your fellow parishioners to attend.
  • Consider becoming a volunteer at the mission! You can find the Volunteer Form in the Reporter/parish bulletin.