An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until February 25, 2020
This February, join us here at St. Michael’s for Radical Love: a parish Lenten mission with Catholic evangelist, speaker, and musician Chris Bray. Whether you’re a parishioner or not, we invite you to join us in this special, three-evening mission designed to remind us of God’s radical love, prepare us for Lent, and to encourage us in the work of evangelization and sharing this love with others.
In this mission, Chris uses music, humour, engaging stories, prayer, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to lift the hearts and minds towards God.
When: Sunday-Tuesday, February 23-25 at 7 p.m.* This is a free event — all are invited, especially parents and teachers in our surrounding schools.
*On Tuesday, February 25, the mission will take place after the 7 p.m. Mass.
Evening 1: God’s radical love for us, the Gospel, and mercy
We will talk about the Gospel message in a simple and relatable way for people to understand just how deep, magnificent, and radical God’s love is for us. So often, we want to fashion our own gods out of the things we think will give us joy, whether that is our careers, possessions, successes, etc. — but true joy, purpose, and fulfillment can only be found in God and his plan for our lives.
Evening 2: God’s gift of the Holy Spirit radically changes us
On the second night, we go back to our power source — what ignites us and sets us in motion is a continual surrender to the Holy Spirit. It’s the Holy Spirit that casts out our fear, gives us the words to say, and empowers us in the Christian life. This is a powerful evening as we aren’t just spectators, but are all invited to open our hearts and pray together and for one another.
Evening 3: God’s commissioning for us to radically love others to change the world
On the third and final night, we remember our call and commissioning to share the Gospel with the world. When we stand up for truth and share the gospel by living in virtue, striving for holiness, and serving others, we radically love people by walking with them. The saints show us time and again that the way we change the world isn’t by being like everyone else, but by standing out: surrendering to the moments and opportunities God places before us.