St. John’s Parish Mission:
Training Saints to Lead Hearts To Christ
February 16th - 19th with Deacon Ralph Poyo
All are encouraged to attend this year’s Lenten Mission at St. John’s. Each evening’s talk will begin at 6:30pm and end at 7:30pm. Deacon Poyo has been in full-time ministry serving Catholic churches across the country. Since founding New Evangelization Ministries (NEM), he has become a popular evangelist, preaching at parish missions, conferences and retreats. His dynamic style of humor, visual props, and a no-nonsense communication of the truth enables him to captivate audiences of all ages. While he has spent much of his earlier years ministering to youth, the Lord now has him focusing his efforts on adults. Following is a brief description of this week’s talks:
Sunday Homily: Mission Title: “Call to the Deep”
Homily Title: Do You Know? During the homily, Dcn. Ralph will bring to light a popular misconception of Catholicism, often assumed by most Catholics. Circumstances of our past formation have left us thinking we know, but finding we really don’t.
Talk #1 / Sunday: Are You In or Just Playing Church: This presentation of the saving plan of God will equip you to answer the question raised at Mass.
Talk #2 / Monday: Spiritual Warfare: A Battle We Rarely See -
This presentation will unmask some of the real ways that Satan and his demons are inflictng pain and suffering on us and how they are intent upon keeping us from God.
Talk #3 / Tuesday: The Healing Power of the Holy Spirit - In Salvation History, this is the time of the Holy Spirit. Yet many Catholics have had little to no instruction on what to do with the Spirit. Thus, they are living outside of His life and power.
Talk #4 / Wednesday: Grounded in Discipleship - Discipleship has become a big topic of discussion. This night will help participants get started on that journey by focusing on the four fundamental disciplines of a Disciple of Jesus Christ.