AFF 2013 Parish Mission

"Light The World with the Fire of Faith"


This year has been proclaimed by Pope Benedict a year of faith.   Will the year come and go with no change for us individually?  Much of that depends on our own desire to reawaken our faith.   We are invited to take our baptismal promise, and live it more faithfully, to let our faith engage our lives, and to share that faith with others. 

This year’s parish mission, was presented by Reverend Thomas Dragga, provided us with one opportunity for the transformation awaiting us if we embrace our faith fully.     The parish mission was held in the middle of the Lenten season, from Sunday, March 10th through Tuesday, March 12th.  With attendance averaging about 150 people per night the Mission was well recieved and considered a great experience by those who attended. The following photos show both the mission and the fellowship which followed each evenings presentation.





Father Tom Dragga will speak at all of the masses on the weekend of March 9th and 10th at the homily.   Fr Tom Dragga was ordained a priest of the diocese of Cleveland in 1983. Fr Dragga has served as a parochial vicar, administrator, Director of Continuing Education, and director of Field Education for seminarians. He is a professor of Pastoral Theology and Homiletics at St Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology as well as at John Carroll University.  Fr Dragga has been the president - Rector of Borromeo Seminary, the College seminary for the Diocese of Cleveland, for the past 17yrs.          

As we approach lent, think FIRE:

F:  Faith – alive

I:   Inspiration for personal transformation

R:  Reconciliation in the communion of the faithful, the People of God

E:  Engagement – reaching out to others to share the faith that makes a difference

Save the dates, March 10th 11th and 12th, 7:00 PM, in the church to hear how God’s love can fan the fire of our faith and spread over into our everyday lives.