A Message from Fr. Bob Stec
“Soul stirring and inspiring.”
Recently I met with our FEST college intern team. Part of the meeting was devoted to getting ourselves ‘organized’ as we near 100 days from The FEST.
We began our time together talking about The FEST – what it means and why it’s important to them – to us – and to our local Church. Rafe, returning for his second FEST summer, reflected on ‘our times’ and said this, “The FEST is always important, but I think we need The FEST more this year than ever. Our world is troubled. People are worn out because of the past two years. We need The FEST more this year so God can renew our spirit.”
His reflection was soul-stirring and inspiring. I couldn’t say it better and agree more. We need The FEST to stir a vision of God’s people alive, together and renewed. We need The FEST so God can strengthen the bonds of faith, family and community. We need The FEST to come together as one around the Table of the Lord in a moment of community and prayerful solidarity and support.
So…we are ramping up for FEST 2022 on Sunday, August 7, 2022. We are returning ‘home’ to the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe. And, our hope and prayer is that thousands from across the region, good people like you, will join us for an amazing day of faith, family and fun.
I am asking – and begging – you to help us make The FEST possible again this year.
As you can imagine, in our planning, the cost of ‘everything’ is going up. Over and again thousands asked us to bring The FEST home to Wickliffe and again keep it FREE and open to everyone. In order for this to happen, we desperately need your support for The FEST raffle. It really makes all the difference.
Please consider taking the time to buy your FEST raffle ticket (or two or three) as a way of helping us continue the mission and work of Jesus Christ. You can purchase them right now below and make your gift in support of The FEST.
We need The FEST and the good it does for thousands and thousands across our region. We need to embrace the Light of Christ… which is stronger than all the darkness. We need the mercy of Christ… which can heal and bring comfort, hope and peace. Be assured of my prayers during this Easter season and always. The FEST only happens by God’s grace and your goodness.
The comments from Rafe were soul-stirring and inspiring. Together may God stir our soul and inspire us to walk together – to work together – into a hopeful and bright future.
God bless you!
Father Bob Stec