Faith Spotlights

Spreading the Good News

After a long and challenging 18 months, we all need some Good News. Jesus is our Good News. He is the Light stronger than the darkness. He is the HOPE we need each day and forever.   Stop by and see our friends at Evangelical Catholic. They have all sorts of great FREE books that will help strengthen your walk with the Lord. The more we walk with the Lord, the more we will find the wisdom, strength and grace we need each day.
There is Good News to be shared – Jesus Christ!!!

The Marc’s Kid’s Zone Light House

It’s a powerful reminder that the Light of Christ stands strong and bright for our kids and for all the children of God. It’s one example of the many creative crafts and activities for our younger members to help them “Take Courage” and know that the Lord is with them always.

The Courage of Mary

In the Kid’s Rosary Tent, our children will get to learn about the amazing courage of Mary. Even at a young age, she found the grace and courage to say ‘yes’ to the Lord. We look to her example to encourage our children to walk in the ways of the Lord.

Worship Schedule

Every Hour on the Hour  Rosary Tent 
ALL DAY  Family Blessing
12:00-7:00pm  Brown Scapular
12:00-7:00pm  Men’s Prayer in the Man Cave
12:00-7:00pm  Peter’s Shadow Prayer Tent
2:00-7:00pm  Adoration
2:00-7:00pm   Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
8:15pm  Outdoor Mass with Bishop Malesic

Mass

For many, the crown jewel of the FEST is the outdoor Mass that takes place at the end of the day. A unique and breathtaking experience, we welcome all to come share in the Supper of the Lord. Mass will begin at 8:00 p.m.

Family Blessings Tent

Join deacons from across the Diocese to receive a blessing with your family! Whether expecting a child, praying for a sick relative, going through a time of change, or you’d simply like to pray for the courage to live out the faith as a family, we invite you to come experience the loving and healing power of God!

Rosary Tent

Devote some time to the Blessed Mother by praying a few decades of the rosary. The full rosary will prayed every hour on the hour beginning at noon.

Confession

Through the generosity of our area priests, we are once again able to offer the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation throughout the entire day. Priests from across the diocese will be available to hear confessions beginning at 2:00 pm and concluding prior to Mass at 7:00 pm. We pray that you take this chance to prepare your hearts for evening Mass and to truly grow in your own faith.

Adoration

We are excited to offer Eucharistic Adoration again this year! Spend a few minutes praying in the presence of Jesus. Stay tuned for a schedule!

Brown Scapular Investiture

For over 700 years, the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel has been one of the most precious gifts and highly-indulgenced Sacramentals of our Church. It is more than that, however; it is in reality a garment, given to us by Our Blessed Mother which makes us her special children. Blessing and clothing with the Scapular of the ‘Blessed Virgin of Mt. Carmel’ enrolls the individual in the Scapular Confraternity and admits him to a share in all the spiritual works performed by the Religious of Mount Carmel.

Scapulars will be provided free of charge if you wish to take part in this special blessing.

TAKE COURAGE is the theme for FEST 2021!

At once, Jesus spoke to them,
“Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”

– Matthew 14:27

TAKELEAD WITHSTAND WITHPRAY FORTRUST IN COURAGE

After a year of being tossed about in the storm, our future is bright and hopeful because the Lord is with us. He said to those earlier followers (and each of us), “Take Courage, it is I.” We can walk forward into a bright and hopeful future not because the storm or the pandemic has passed, our courage and our hope come from the Lord.