A Prayer Request

The following was inserted into the bulletin this past weekend, could you please pray for this special project that I have been working on all summer. It will take me mostly off grid for the next several weeks, but it has the opportunity to bear great fruit, at least I hope so!

August 27, 2017

Dear Parishioners,

With Archbishop Schnurr’s support and blessing, during the month of September, I have been called away from the parishes for an important project on evangelization. Sadly, at the present moment, I cannot give many details. I look forward to the day when I can.

However, your prayers are needed to make this project a success. If I may be so bold as to ask you to pray the following prayer as a family every day during the month of September, it would be greatly appreciated. Prayers that this project bears good fruit for the sake of the Kingdom!

God Bless,

Fr. Kyle Schnippel

 

 

Heavenly Father,

Your Son called us to go to the ends of the Earth to proclaim His Message of Salvation

and to be generous in sowing the seeds of faith among the peoples of the earth.

Be with Fr. Kyle as he undertakes this effort of evangelization;

Let his efforts bear good fruit for the coming of the Kingdom;

Give him the joy that comes from knowing and loving You;

Give him the love that softens hearts to recognize your presence;

May the Church continue to grow and thrive long into the Third Christian Millennium;

We ask all this through Christ, Our Lord.  Amen.

Re-Present Jesus to the World – Sunday Homily

Attached are my recorded remarks for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, delivered at Corpus Christi, where I serve as a pastor. I also make a little announcement towards the end of the Homily. The prayer mentioned follows:

 

 

Heavenly Father,

Your Son called us to go to the ends of the Earth to proclaim His Message of Salvation

and to be generous in sowing the seeds of faith among the peoples of the earth.

Be with Fr. Kyle as he undertakes this effort of evangelization;

Let his efforts bear good fruit for the coming of the Kingdom;

Give him the joy that comes from knowing and loving You;

Give him the love that softens hearts to recognize your presence;

May the Church continue to grow and thrive long into the Third Christian Millennium;

We ask all this through Christ, Our Lord.  Amen.

 

God Bless 

The New Evangelization and a Project – Bulletin Column August 26 and 27

This weekend’s bulletin column:

As we have progressed deeper into the third Christian millennium, we have moved further and further into what Pope St. John Paul II called (and many other Christian thinkers agreed with him) a ‘Post Christian West.’ This was the heart of Pope Benedict XVI’s controversial ‘Regensburg Speech’ that rippled throughout the intellectual world.

In response, every Holy Father since Pope St. John XXIII has called for a ‘new evangelization’ of this post-Christian west. But whenever we talk of the ‘New Evangelization,’ the inevitable question arises: what is ‘New’ about the (more…)