2018 PARISH MISSION

 

St. Martin de Porres  is  having  a  Parish  Mission!

Tell Your Friends… Bring Your Neighbors… Mark your Family Calendar!

When: November 12th-14th, 2018

Our Parish Mission Theme:

A Little bit of Heaven!

– Embracing the values and ways of Jesus

A Parish Mission is a special time in the life of a parish community which can invigorate even the best of parishes and its members. Our Parish Mission invites the entire community to gather each night at 7 pm for Mass with an extended homily with further insight into a faith-filled life and a deepening of our bond one to another. These wonderful nights will renew both the parish and each person who attends.

Our Parish Mission will be led by the Vincentian priest Fr. Robert Gielow. This dynamic speaker will use his down-to-earth wisdom, deep faith, and gift of personal stories to help us experience ‘A Little bit of Heaven’. (There will also be events during the day for those who can attend, and more details will follow in the weeks to come).

The Vincentian Mission statement includes these words: “OUR VOCATION IS TO GO NOT INTO ONE PARISH, NOR INTO ONLY ONE DIOCESE, BUT THROUGHOUT THE EARTH. AND TO DO WHAT? TO INFLAME THE HEARTS OF MEN. IT IS NOT ENOUGH FOR ME TO LOVE GOD IF MY NEIGHBOR DOES NOT LOVE HIM AS WELl.” – St. Vincent DePaul

We   hope YOU  will  join  us!

What can I do now to help prepare for our Parish Mission?

  • If you are a liturgical minster, we will have sign ups to serve during Mass
  • Call or email mdpparishmo@gmail.com
  • Volunteer to babysit 
  • Begin praying the Vincentian Prayer by Saint John Gabriel Perboyre, M.

Parents Helping Parents during Our Parish Mission

If you would like to attend the Parish Mission without your little ones (ages 1-12y), why not connect with other moms and dads in the same boat.  If everyone takes a turn watching the kiddos, each adult can attend two out of the three nights.

You need not attend all nights to participate. Hours of service: Monday, Nov. 12 - 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Tuesday, Nov. 13 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, (Confesssion immediately following.) Wednesday, Nov. 14 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Collection for Vincentian Mission tonight.) Refreshments in Parish Hall afterwards each evening.

Vincentian Mission Prayer

By Saint John Gabriel Perboyre, C. M.

Divine Savior, transform me into Yourself.

May my hands be Your hands.

May my tongue be Your tongue.

Grant that every faculty of my body

may serve only to glorify You.

Above all, transform my soul

and all its powers,

that my memory , my will and

my affections, may be the memory,

the will, and the affections of You

I pray You to destroy in me,

all that is not of You.

Grant that I may live but in You,

and by You, and for You,

and that I may truly say with St. Paul,

“I live now, not I, but Christ lives in me.