Mark you calendars! (Two invitations)

Mark you calendars! (Two invitations)

There are a couple of exciting events that are happening over the next couple of months that I want to invite you to!

1) Holy Spirit: Healing Fire Mission in Ames – Mon. April 8, Tues. April 9, Wed. 10: A group of priests and I, as well as a team of lay people have been putting on these three night parish missions to teach people about the Holy Spirit, and how to allow the Holy Spirit to work more fully in your life. There is a particular emphasis on healing, of the ways that God the Holy Spirit wants to bring healing into your life on all levels: physical, emotional, and spiritual.

This parish mission will be happening in April at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Ames, Iowa. The mission is from 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m. each night. The night includes singing of praise and worship music, two talks by priests, and then a time of prayer. The time of prayer includes Eucharistic Adoration, opportunity for confession, and an opportunity to come forward and be prayed over by a prayer team. I encourage you to try and come to the event, whether it’s just for one night or all three.

Also, Wednesday, April 10, we have invited our youth group to go. We will be leaving with our youth from Hampton on Wed. April 10 at 3:45 p.m. to travel to Ames, where we will have supper before the events. If you are interested in going with the youth on Wed., April 10 and/or are willing to help drive, please let the parish office know by March 27. 

2) National Eucharistic Procession in Rochester, Minn. – Sun. June 2: The second event I want to invite you is the National Eucharistic Procession that has been crossing the country for this year Eucharistic Revival. This National Eucharistic Procession started at the headwaters of the Mississippi and is making its way to Indianapolis, Ind. for the National Eucharistic Congress. On Sun. June 2, it will be passing through Rochester, Minn. – about a 2-hour drive from here. I think it is a great opportunity to connect with this national Eucharistic event. The day will include time of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, processing through the city or Rochester in prayerful procession with the Blessed Sacrament, as well as Mass with Bishop Robert Barron. If this is something you are interested in attending, please let the parish office know … if there is enough interest, we will look to get a bus to attend the events of that day. I would love to fill a bus to go up to the events! If we did bus together, we would leave about 9 a.m. to head there. The events there would be from noon–5:30 p.m. We would eat supper before returning, to arrive back around 9:30 p.m. So, it would be a full day, but it’s one of those rare opportunities of participating in a national event of the Church that is going to be this close to us!


– Fr. Kevin