Church of the
Annunciation

7580 Clinton Street
Elma, New York 14059

716.683.5254

March 12, 2018

Parish Retreat with Fr. Albert Haase

Time: 7pm to 10PM

Location: Church

MISSION THEME/DESCRIPTION:

As early as the 3rd century, Christians started to sign themselves with a cross. Eighteen centuries later, we continue the practice of making the sign of the cross when we start to pray, when we celebrate the sacraments, and when we enter a church. Done so often and usually out of habit, has this ancient gesture lost its meaning for us?

 

Over 3 nights, Fr. Albert Haase, OFM, will lead us in a parish mission entitled SIGNED AND SEALED WITH THE CROSS. We will explore the identity of our God proclaimed in the ancient gesture of being signed with a cross. We will also explore the challenges and responsibilities we accept when we seal our lives with the sign of our salvation.

 

WHO IS THE MISSION PREACHER?

Ordained a Franciscan priest in 1983, Albert Haase, OFM, is a popular preacher, teacher, spiritual director and radio personality. A former missionary to mainland China for over eleven years, he is the author of nine books on popular spirituality and the presenter on four bestselling DVDs. He has trained spiritual directors for ten years. He resides in Texas. Visit his website at www.AlbertOFM.org 


All are welcome, a free will donation will be taken up each night.

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