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.