Parish Mission

Fr. Bill Garrott

“Divine Mercy for a Digital World”

A Parish Retreat with Fr. Bill Garrott, O.P.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish

Sunday, April 12 through Tuesday, April 14

6:45 pm Rosary

7:00 – 8:00 pm Presentation

Sunday Evening Talk: “Come to the Father!”

While on the way to his martyrdom in the year 107 A.D., St. Ignatius of Antioch wrote a letter to the Christians of Rome saying: “There is living water in me which speaks and says inside me, ‘Come to the Father.’” The fruit of Christian baptism is to know that your heavenly Father loves you not because you’re good but because He is good.

Scripture for Reflection: Luke 12:29-32 (see below)

Monday Evening Talk: “Christ and Him Crucified”

In a world where success is everything, where winning the gold medal is all that counts and 2nd place is for losers, we are often crushed by frequent failures, signs of weakness and patterns of sin. Jesus Christ’s death on the Cross is the supreme sign of the Father’s love for us and the only true pathway to our own glorious transformation as children of God.

Scripture for Reflection: Romans 8:31-36, 37-39 (see below)

Tuesday Evening Talk: “Fire It Up!”

Jesus Christ came to set the earth on fire with the truth of God’s love. On the day of Pentecost power came down from heaven which enabled the disciples to communicate their experience of the risen Lord to anyone who would listen. In the words of Bl. John Paul II: “When we meet Christ and accept His gospel, life changes and we are driven to communicate our experience to others.”

Scripture for Reflection: 2 Timothy 1:6-8 (see below)

“Divine Mercy for a Digital World”

Scriptures for Reflection

SUNDAY

Luke 12:29-32

As for you, do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not worry anymore. All the nations of the world seek for these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides. Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.

MONDAY

Romans 8:31-36, 37-39

What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with him? Who will bring a charge against God’s chosen ones? It is God who acquits us. Who will condemn? It is Christ (Jesus) who died, rather, was raised, who also is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? … No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

TUESDAY

2 Timothy 1:6-8

For this reason, I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God.

Hymns

Amazing Grace

Were You There?

Come, Holy Ghost

Immaculate Mary