a Parish Mission for the New Year
What is a Parish Mission?
A mission is a time of special grace when we're called into a deeper relationship with God... a time to listen, to ask questions, a time for personal growth, and a time of spiritual refreshment and invigoration for the whole community. The mission is for all people, whether inactive or very active in practicing our faith. It is for all ages and for any stage in life - married, single, divorce, separated, widowed, etc. We particularly invite those who want to know more about the global Church today and how faith plays a crucial role in the everyday experiences of our lives.
Note: A social gathering will follow each evening service to enhance our feeling of parish community. Fr. Jim will be available for informal chats and questions and answers. So that all may attend, other parish functions will be canceled during the Mission and babysitting will be provided.
Who is the Guest Speaker
Rev. James W. Sichko is a priest of the Diocese of Lexington, KY. Fr. Jim is the youngest of five children. He was ordained to the Ministerial Priesthood of Jesus Christ on May 23, 1998. Fr. Jim studied theology at Sacred Heart School of Theology and before that, completed his undergraduate work at New England Conservatory of Music in Vocal Performance. Known for his story-telling,
Fr. Jim weaves everyday life experiences with the rooted messages which lie within the Gospel. Fr. Jim currently serves as Pastor of St. Mark Parish in Richmond, KY which includes an Elementary/Middle School, Hispanic Ministry and a Newman Center on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.
Fr. Jim is also the assistant to the Bishop for Special Projects, Episcopal Vicar for the Bluegrass East Deanery serving the Bishop on the Presbyteral Council and formerly was the Spiritual Director for the Cursillo Movement.