January 14, 2018
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Behold, the Lamb of God.”
I’m very excited to announce this weekend a new parish opportunity I have been looking forward to starting since I arrived. On Friday, January 26th, we will host our very first parish adoration event called: Encounter.
Growing up, Eucharistic Adoration, especially with music and communal prayer, was a very powerful way that I encountered God and experienced His love. My hope is that many of you will attend this event and also experience God’s presence and love for you in a powerful way.
Encounter will be a time of Eucharistic Adoration, but perhaps in a way you have never experienced before. There will be praise and worship music played. And for this first event, not only will I be playing, but some friends of mine will be joining me to help lead very beautiful music.
There will be many, many candles, making a very beautiful, prayerful, and meditative atmosphere.
And we will conclude with Benediction, including bells and incense and all.
Encounter is open to all. I hope young and old, families and singles, will all attend this wonderful event.
A few weeks ago, Fr. Barnes and I did a pulpit swap to talk about adoration and encourage our parishes to participate in this wonderful opportunity to be with Jesus. I hope you take advantage of this time to spend with the Lord and encounter his love. Encounter will be held monthly (on the 4th Friday when possible).
I hope you will plan to attend. And please invite your friends (even non-parishioners and non-Catholics may attend!)
Friday, January 26th
You are in my daily prayers.
God bless you,