Fr. Mike’s Parish Retreat

Father Michael Scully formerly served as pastor of St. John Church. He has spent many of his years of ministry working with youth as a religion teacher, high school administrator, youth pastor, and parish pastor. In talks and retreats for high school and college youth, his presentation, “Rock Music and Leadership,” has been presented to over 30,000 young people. He has written several books, has given many parish retreats and recollection days, and conducted many Adult Faith Formation classes. Father Mike Scully is currently serving as Eastern Vocation Director for the Capuchin Franciscan Province of Mid-America.

Parish Retreat Schedule

Sunday, September 30, 2012, 2:30 pm

Session for Parents and Grandparents of Jr. High and High School Students
St. John Church Basement

Ten things every parent should know about their teenager.

Sunday, September 30, 2012, 7 pm

Your Life Should Include the Presence of God
St. John Church

The goal of the spiritual life is to make God a true force in our lives. We are required to make a real effort in order to accomplish it. In particular, we have to choose to follow God by re-writing our maps of reality to include God more in our lives. Christians choose Jesus Christ to be their guide as they bring about God’s presence.

Monday, October 1, 2012, 7 pm

The Challenge of Our Modern Day to the Presence of God
St. John Church

As we speak of the presence of God, the major problem we encounter is selfishness. We must discover that the Holy Spirit is at work in our lives and that even though we are “wounded people,” the grace of God will never let us down. Our discussion will include both the reality of our selfish desires and how to overcome them.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 7 pm

The Future of the Presence of God in our Lives
St. John Church

Christians always have a basic hope in the future because they can do things in order to insure the presence of God. Our discussion will include the top ten helps to lead a spiritual life, addressing specifically the way your spiritual life can be right now.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 9am-8pm

An opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Padre Pio Chapel at North entrance of the church

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