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St. James and St. Mary of Mt. Carmel to host upcoming parish mission renewal event March 26-30

Milwaukee, WI   (January 31, 2017) ….Capuchin Franciscan preacher and author, Father Richard Hart, will be conducting a parish mission renewal at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel, 3995 County Road K, Amherst, March 26-30. St. James parish and St. Mary of Mt. Carmel are co-hosting the event. The theme of the renewal is Reclaim the Fire.

Reclaim the Fire will focus on Pope Francis’ invitation to become a missionary disciple, how all of us are invited to share our faith which springs from our baptism.

“Our faith is too precious a gift for us to keep secret and needs to be enkindled by the power and fire of the Holy Spirit,” Fr. Richard Hart explains. “We are challenged to become a more welcoming, caring, listening person and community. We are also encouraged to become a forgiving person and community which will be done in the sacrament of reconciliation, culminating with an evening Mass–which is the summit and source of our Christian faith– on the last night of the parish mission.”

The parish mission renewal is an event designed to renew faith and strengthen convictions within a parish setting.

There will be evening programs on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m.  Thursday night will be a closing Eucharistic liturgy.   Father Richard will be preaching at the weekend services.

There is no charge for this event.  For more information, call 715-824-3649.

Fr. Richard, a Franciscan Capuchin friar, is a popular preacher and author who has traveled extensively in the United States and abroad conducting parish renewals, workshops, and has preached and directed retreats for a variety of religious communities. Hart has also written several books, How Christian Are You? Powerlessness: Passion for the Possible, Passion in Action, Edging God Out, The Price of Being a Christian and Life’s Struggles.

The Capuchins are an international community of friars modeling themselves after St. Francis of Assisi.  The brothers of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph, headquartered in Detroit, serve in a variety of ministries including social service, schools, chaplaincy, a retreat house, and parishes in Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Montana, and Panama. Established at Mt. Calvary Wisconsin in 1857, there are currently 170 members in the St. Joseph province.  www.TheCapuchins.org

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