We got a good one, so mark your calendars!  Parish mission.  Beginning the weekend of  Feb 4-5th and Monday to Wednesday evening, Feb 6-8th, 6:30 -7:30 pm.

MISSION THEME/DESCRIPTION:

As early as the 3rd century, Christians started to sign themselves with a cross. Eighteen centuries later, we continue the practice of making the sign of the cross when we start to pray, when we celebrate the sacraments, and when we enter a church. Done so often and usually out of habit, has this ancient gesture lost its meaning for us?

Over 3 nights, Fr. Albert Haase, OFM, will lead us in a parish mission entitled SIGNED AND SEALED WITH THE CROSS. We will explore the identity of our God proclaimed in the ancient gesture of being signed with a cross. We will also explore the challenges and responsibilities we accept when we seal our lives with the sign of our salvation.

WHO IS THE MISSION PREACHER?   Ordained a Franciscan priest in 1983, Albert Haase, OFM, is a popular preacher and teacher. A former missionary to mainland China for over eleven years, he is the award-winning author of thirteen books on popular spirituality and the presenter on five bestselling DVDs. He currently resides in San Antonio TX. Visit his website at www.AlbertOFM.org   We will serve a light dinner at 5:45 in Parish hall. Please call office to reserve your spot. (352) 245-2458.   See you at the mission!    —- Fr. Tom

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