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MISSION DATES 2018    


Ash Wednesday  Feb, 14, 2018


1- Feb 11-13  ST Francis , Bollingbrook, IL  We Were There: Reflections from the Foot of the Cross

2- Feb. 17-20- St Benedict Waterford, MI- Our Lenten Journey as Instruments of Peace


3-Feb 24-27  St Williams, Champion, Ohio  The Spiritual Journey: Reflections from the Wizard of OZ


4-Mar. 3-6  St Mary Paxton, IL- Our Lenten Journey as Instruments of Peace


5-Mar. 10-13  St Kieran, Shelby Twsp,MI  Experiences of God: Come to the Mountains


6-Mar. 17-20   St Alexander Villa Park, IL  No Greater Love: Seven Last Words of Jesus

Palm Sunday- March 25, 2018

Easter Sunday- April 6, 2018







 OUTLINES

Lenten Missions
No Greater Love: Reflections on the Seven Last Words of Jesus  (First)
We Were There:Reflections from the Foot of the Cross  (Second)

Our Lenten Journey as Instruments of Peace:Reflections on the Peace Prayer


Advent Missions
The Triptych of Love: Christ Yesterday-Today and Tomorrow

Preparing for The Prince of Peace:Reflections on the Peace Prayer


Easter Missions
Easter Peace: Reflections on the Peace Prayer


Fall Missions
Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace: Reflections on the Peace Prayer


OTHER Mission Topics:
1-I Believe: The Creed
2-Do This In Memory of Me: The Eucharist
3-The Spiritual Journey: Reflections on the Wizard of OZ (New)


                                          


Description and Outline


The full missions are three (3) nights. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. They last one and one half hours each evening. Usually 7-8:30pm or 7:30-9pm   I begin the mission experience by preaching all the weekend masses and presiding at 2 or 3. If the parish has a school, an all-school mass can be arranged on one of the mornings of the mission. A free will offering will be taken each night for Franciscan Ministries.

The evening outline is as follows:

Greeting- by Pastor or mission team member
Opening song-
Procession
Opening prayer
Psalm-sung
Psalm prayer-mission prayer- Provided
Gospel Acclamation
Gospel
Preaching- Friar Johnpaul
Ritual Action-
Collection for Franciscan Ministry
Intercessions
Lords Prayer
Final blessing and dismissal
Recessional
Hospitality

Full outlines, presider's prayers, and music suggestions are provided at the planning meeting which is to be scheduled at least one month prior to the mission. At this meeting, a team made up of liturgy, music, art and environment, pastoral staff and other appropriate staff would be present to share the mission preparation process with Friar Johnpaul


Mission Publicity Information


Title- “No Greater Love”: Reflections on the Seven Last Words of Jesus

Friar Johnpaul will lead us in a reflection on the seven last words of Jesus in his engaging and informative style.  His storytelling and humor bring to life the message of Jesus’ words to us, his disciples today. Topics such as: faith and doubt, addictions and conversion, depression and surrender, death and new life will be explored. An enjoyable and faith strengthening experience for junior high students through senior citizens. Come, bring a friend or family member for an hour and a half they will not soon forget . Hospitality will be served after the service.


Title- “We Were There: Reflection from the Foot of the Cross

Friar Johnpaul will lead us in a reflection on the thoughts and words of those who stood with Jesus in those last hours of his life.   His storytelling and humor bring to life the message of Jesus’ words to us, his disciples today. Topics such as: disillusionment, discipleship, spiritual friendship, standing out from the crowd, leadership, women in the church, and being true images of Jesus, will be explored. An enjoyable and faith strengthening experience for junior high students through senior citizens. Come, bring a friend or family member for an hour and a half they will not soon forget . Hospitality will be served after the service.


Title- “Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace”: Reflections on the Peace Prayer
or “Easter Peace”: Reflections on The Peace Prayer

Friar Johnpaul will lead us in a reflection on the popular and well-loved Peace Prayer.   His storytelling and humor bring to life the message of Jesus’ words to us, his disciples today. Topics such as: being Instruments of Peace in a war-torn world, faith and doubt, happiness verses joy, depression and surrender, death and new life will be explored. An enjoyable and faith strengthening experience for junior high students through senior citizens. Come, bring a friend or family member for an hour and a half they will not soon forget . Hospitality will be served after the service.


Title- The Triptych of Love: Christ Yesterday-Today and Tomorrow

Friar Johnpaul will lead us in a reflection on the Advent message in his engaging and informative style.  His storytelling and humor bring to life the message of Jesus’ birth for us, his disciples today.
Night one looks back to the Infancy Narratives of Matthew and Luke’s gospels. The second night we look forward to the message of the Book of Revelation. The final night is focused on living the gospel today. An enjoyable and faith strengthening experience for junior high students through senior citizens. Come, bring a friend or family member for an hour and a half they will not soon forget . Hospitality will be served after the service.


Title- We Believe: Reflections on the Creed

Friar Johnpaul will lead us in  reflections on the Apostles Creed in his engaging and informative style.  His storytelling and humor bring to life the message of our faith today.
Night one we focus on the development of faith in human history. The second night we reflect on God’s revelation as Trinity. The final night is focused on living the gospel today as the Body of Christ-The Church. An enjoyable and faith strengthening experience for junior high students through senior citizens. Come, bring a friend or family member for an hour and a half they will not soon forget . Hospitality will be served after the service.


Title- Do This In Memory of Me: The Eucharist

Friar Johnpaul will lead us in a reflection on the history and development of the Eucharist in his engaging and informative style.  His storytelling and humor bring to life the message of the most important expression of our faith.
Night one we focus on the development of the Mass and sacramental theology. The second night we reflect on the first part of the Mass- The Liturgy of the Word. The final night is focused on the Liturgy of the Eucharist. An enjoyable and faith strengthening experience for junior high students through senior citizens. Come, bring a friend or family member for an hour and a half they will not soon forget . Hospitality will be served after the service.


Title- The Spiritual Journey: Reflections on the Wizard of OZ

Friar Johnpaul will lead us in reflections on the classic spiritual journey by examining the characters in one of the world’s most beloved tale: The Wizard of Oz.  See how Dorothy’s journey can give us an insight into the steps and curves of the true spiritual journey home. What message do the wicked witches, flying monkeys and toto, too, have to unfold for us?  Come along, click your heels and enjoy this journey down the Yellow Brick Road of life.
An enjoyable and faith strengthening experience for junior high students through senior citizens. Come, bring a friend or family member for an hour and a half they will not soon forget . Hospitality will be served after the service.