The Roman Catholic Diocese Of Lubbock
Most Reverend Robert M. Coerver, S.T.L., M.S.
Bishop Of Lubbock

5. December, 2017Default Comments Off on Mercy, Miracle, and Mission

Advent Mission- Fr. Mike Joly
December 10, 11 & 12, 2017
Beginning each evening at 6:30 pm

Our parish family is about to experience an Advent Mission which will “open the door” for miracles to become more evident in our lives.  A man who has been blind for most of his life will present the mission.   Fr. Mike Joly – a parish pastor, director of retreats and Catholic recording artist – will open up whether miracles are fact or fiction, and will challenge everyone to receive the power of miracle anew.

Our Advent Mission will begin at all Masses on the weekend of Saturday/Sunday, December 9-10.  Fr. Mike will invite all the faithful in our parish, from teen-agers up through the most mature in our faith family to attend a three-night Mission: Sunday, Monday & Tuesday, evenings (December 10, 11, & 12), beginning at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday and 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. He will draw on music and interacting dynamics to “open the door” to the power of miracle in this “New Evangelization.”  He will make use of Advent/Christmas scriptures and the writings and teachings of Pope Francis and some great leaders in our Catholic faith.

Childcare will be provided.

Plan to begin the three day retreat by joining the choir for Lessons and Carols, a yearly event featuring song, prayer and preparation.  Lessons and Carols will begin at 6:00 and end before the start of Fr. Joly’s evening session at 6:45.

More about Father Joly 

Father Mike Joly is a Roman Catholic priest celebrating twenty-three years in the priesthood this year.  Having attended Providence College and Rhode Island College, he secured a B.S. in Human Resources Management.  He obtained his Bachelors of Sacred Theology and Masters of Divinity degrees from St. Mary Seminary and University in Baltimore.  Ordained in November of 1994, he has served as Parochial Vicar in three parishes, while also spending much time in adult and youth retreat formation.  Fr. Mike has directed an archdiocesan retreat center and served as a priest campus minister at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Currently, he enjoys serving as pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Yorktown, Virginia and loves teaching, preaching, singing, witnessing Christ’s movement in others and having a great time in the Kingdom of God.  Totally blind since age six, he nonetheless strives to use his talents and time to celebrate God’s goodness in his own life.  He welcomes opportunities to share what motivates his life and how to approach obstacles. Finding meaning, purpose, and direction in his own vocation, Fr. Mike works to communicate how universally available this is in everyone’s life. www.fathermikejoly.com