September 7, 2014, 12:00 AM - September 11, 2014, 12:00 AM
The public is invited to attend and take part in a Parish Mission at St. Ann’s Church, set for Sunday, Sept. 7 through Thursday, Sept. 11.
Leading the retreat will be Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy (CPM) Father George McInnis. The theme of the Mission is Christ Our God, Truth Incarnate.
Father McInnis will speak each evening from 7:00 to 8:00, with confession available from 5:15 to 6:30 and from 8:15 until completion each day of the mission.
“During the Mission, Father McInnis will encourage and challenge our parish community to make a stronger, deeper personal commitment to Christ and to His Church,” said Cindy Lewis, publicity chairperson for the Mission.
The schedule of topics for the mission include:
• Sunday, Sept. 7, The Truth;
• Monday, Sept. 8, The Commandments (part one)
• Tuesday, Sept. 9, The Commandments (part two)
• Wednesday, Sept. 10, The Mass and the Real Presence; and,
• Thursday, Sept. 11, The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God.
A native of Middleburg, Ky., Father McInnis and his family converted to Catholicism in 1987. In 1998, he joined the Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy and was ordained to the priesthood in 2007. Father McInnis is a 2007 graduate of Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Ct., where he earned a Bachelors in Philosophy and a Master of Divinity Degree.
The Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy was founded in 1808, originally under the title of “The Missionaries of France.” The community was founded for the purpose of re-evangelizing the French people after the Catholic Faith had been subjected to years of attacks and persecution during the French Revolution. It is now exclusively an American community. The generalate is located in South Union, Ky. The primary apostolate of the Fathers of Mercy is to conduct parish missions and retreats throughout the country.
St. Ann’s Church is located at 605 38th Street. For additional information about the Paris Mission, please call the parish office at 655-3302.