Parish Missions and Retreats

Prior to the start of the parish mission, Fr. Pompei will preach at all weekend Masses. The parish mission will last three consecutive evenings (Sunday through Tuesday). In addition to the mission presentation, members of the parish have the opportunity, through prayer, to experience the Lord.

Fr. Pompei will also prepare a presentation to parish teens or Confirmation classes upon request.

Sample Mission Formats

Mission #1

  • Experiencing Jesus in our daily lives, and the kind of relationship He wants
  • Experiencing forgiveness, healing and hope: Understanding sin, suffering and death
  • The Eucharist: How to experience everything the Lord wants us to every time we go to Mass and His call to service

Mission #2

  • How NOT to Live: Jesus' Way vs. the World's Way
  • Set Free: Jesus' Truth vs. The World's Deception
  • How to Live: Jesus is the Life vs. The World's Empty Promises
    Why so much stress, worry, fear, unhappiness, strained relationships, troubled marriages and families? Jesus came to reveal the truth about the world and its deceiving promises. How to live and find life, peace of mind, real love and joy!

Mission #3

  • Letting Go: Why the Lord doesn't seem to help when we ask. Is God powerless and an absentee Landlord? or do we ask wrongly?
  • Letting God: How to let the Lord really set you free from fear, worry, anger, guilt, doubt and despair
  • Experiencing the Lord's power in us: A short talk on healing and ending with a prayer service letting Lord free us from fear, worry, anger, doubts, depair, and heal us

Parish Retreats

For Parishes Who Have Merged

Prior to the retreat's beginning, Fr. Pompei will preach at all weekend Masses. The parish retreat will last three consecutive evenings (Sunday through Tuesday).
  • Becoming one in the midst of diversity, anger, hurt feelings, and grief
  • How to overcome and deal with disagreements and divisions in the Church, Parish, and Ministry
  • In addition to the presentation, an opportunity, through prayer, to experience Reconciliation, Healing, and "oneness" with the Lord and each other

Confirmation / Teen Retreats (Half Day or Full Day)

Themes

  • Where God fits into our lives
  • How to pray, experience and know Jesus and have a relationship with him
  • All that the Lord wants for us and how to experience it
  • Experiencing Jesus through service

DRE's Answer to Prayer

Frustrated and discouraged with the results of the traditional approach to Religious Education in your Parish?
This workshop trains DREs and Teachers in a new context and method of passing on and sharing the faith with our children. This method is bearing much spiritual fruit already. If interested, contact Fr. Pompei for more information.

Day / Evening of Reflection for Parish Ministers and Staff

Use of Multi-Media, Q+A, and Prayer
  • How to overcome and deal with disagreements and divisions in the Church, Parish, and Ministry
  • Becoming one in the midst of diversity, parishes merging and closing
  • The Spirituality of ministry. How to experience the Lord through service and ministry
  • Understanding your personal spirituality and sharing faith with others in ministry

Evening for Families

Themes:
  • Creating family — how to!
  • Praying as a family and experiencing Jesus. Praying for forgiveness, healing, and direction. How to!

Faculty Retreat

Themes:
  • Faculty’s role of passing on Christian Values and Faith. How to!
  • How to deepen the faculty’s personal faith and relationship with the Lord
  • Having an atmosphere of the Lord’s presence in school, with the faculty, staff, and students. How to!
  • Experiencing education as a ministry, not a job

Parish Mission Schedule 2012