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Faith in action for March 25

March 25, 2011
By the Rev. Paul Wolf

Holy Redeemer Church

Mission April 9-13, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (St. Mary's Chapel, Holy Redeemer School). All are welcome!

The power of a Mission! Come rediscover the passion of our believing, the treasure we have been entrusted, and the power of the Baptized filled with purpose. Come experience the gift of the Sacramental journey lived consciously: from Baptism to Table to World, we are formed, fed and sent as no others throughout all of history!

Called by a God who has imbued us with goodness, empowered by the collective Wisdom of the ages, nurtured by the gathering of the family of faith, so we are compelled to live as love in a world that hungers to know God in and through us!

Parish is the lifeblood of the church. Through mystagogy unfolding, through metanoia outpouring, we become the resounding Whisper of the Logos enfleshed! So we gather and receive, believe and become the hands, the mind, and the heart of the Christ! Through the transforming power of a mission, ground and stone, brick and mortar are consecrated anew by generations of souls on fire proclaiming the inexpressible in and through those assembled - here in this place, now in this time! Through the transforming power of a mission, we will see with new eyes, we will hear with our hearts, and we will believe with our living! Through the transforming power of a mission, the desert rock gushes with our prayer and the bush aflame roars with our singing, as we become anew the pervasive presence of the living God!

The Rev. James W. Sichko is a priest of the Diocese of Lexington, Ky. Fr. Jim is the youngest of five children. He is 44 years old and was ordained to the Ministerial Priesthood of Jesus Christ on May 23, 1998. Fr. Jim studied theology at Sacred Heart School of Theology and before that, completed his undergraduate work at New England Conservatory of Music in vocal performance.

Fr. Jim travels throughout the United States giving missions, retreats and days of recollection. This year, Father Jim's travels include New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Kansas, Louisiana and Texas.

He has given or will be giving retreats for Priests in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Lafayette and the Priests of the Augustinian Recollects.

Known for his story-telling, Fr. Jim weaves everyday life experiences with the rooted messages which lie within the Gospel. Fr. Jim currently serves as Pastor of St. Mark Parish in Richmond, Ky. which includes an Elementary/Middle School, Hispanic Ministry and a Newman Center on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. Fr. Jim is also the assistant to the Bishop for Special Projects and formerly was the Spiritual Director for the Cursillo Movement.

 
 

 

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