"Mission reminds the Church that she is not an end unto herself, but a humble instrument and mediation of the Kingdom." - Pope Francis
Each year during Lent, Seton Parish conducts a parish mission to renew, reenergize, and spiritually strengthen our parishioners. Typically, each mission lasts three or four evenings and a visiting speaker engages our parish by focusing on a relevant topic.
The topic for our 2018 parish mission will be "The Joy of Love" by Pope Francis. This is a beautiful book by our Holy Father that focuses on love within the family. To prepare ourselves, we are conducting a parish wide book study and will read a chapter a week leading up to the parish mission.
The format is simple: you read the book from home. Study questions will be provided to you in four different ways: a weekly email (once you register your book), the weekend bulletin, Facebook, and right here on this page (see the study guide section below).
Everyone is welcome to attend our mission and you do not have to read the book to attend!
Sunday, March 4
At 6:00 p.m. please join us for a soup supper and fellowship in Herrmann Hall. At 7:00 p.m. in the church, Dr. Perry Cahall will offer insights on “Love and Marriage” (Chapter 4). Dr. Cahall is Professor of Historical Theology and Academic Dean of the School of Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum.
Monday, March 5
At 7:00 p.m., a panel of clergy will be discussing and answering your questions for "Accompanying, Discerning and Integrating Weakness" (Chapter 8). The panel will feature Fr. Leo Connolly, Fr. Charlie Klinger, and Deacon Phil Paulucci. Please submit your questions about Chapter 8 to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include them in the panel discussion.
Tuesday, March 6
At 7:00 p.m., Fr. Pat Gaughan will deliver a talk on forgiveness, followed by a penance service. Please join us for an evening of reflection and reconciliation.
Study Guides for "The Joy of Love"
- Chapter One - "In the Light of the World"
- Chapter Two - "The Experiences and Challenges of Families"
- Chapter Three - "Looking to Jesus: The Vocation of the Family"
- Chapter Four - "Love In Marriage"
- Chapter Five - "Love Made Fruitful"
- Chapter Six - "Some Pastoral Perspectives"
- Chapter Seven - "Toward a Better Education of Children"
- Chapter Eight - "Accompanying, Discerning and Integrating Weakness"
- Chapter Nine - "The Spirituality of Marriage and Family"
Previous Parish Missions
- 2017 - Fr. John Grayden and Joanne Kinney, "Treasure Yourself"
Do you have questions or comments about our parish mission? Please contact Liz Christy for additional information.