Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
This week we welcome Fr. Jim Sichko. Fr Jim is a full time preacher, evangelist and motivational speaker based in the Diocese of Lexington, KY. In February of 2016, Pope Francis commissioned Fr. Jim as one of his Papal Missionaries of Mercy of which there are only 1000 in the world, and 100 in the United States. Since becoming a priest, Fr. Jim has made headlines for random acts of generosity and kindness, giving away thousands of dollars to people at the grocery stores, on the streets and especially to those most in need. He has also had the opportunity to meet and work with many celebrities and was honored by the U.S. Congress for the ministry provided to him. Fr. Jim uses real life experiences and ties those experiences into the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. Known for his presentations entitled “60 minutes for Jesus”, each talk is geared for all in a family household with no exceptions. I encourage all of you to come to our Parish Mission and be inspired by Fr. Jim. As I mentioned at this past weekend’s Masses, Fr. Jim has spoken at several parishes in the surrounding area, Below are a few quotes from area Priests about Fr. Jim’s talks. “You will love his personal stories and his entertaining ways. Fr. Jim’s missions had the highest attendance of any parish missions I have been a part of in my time as a priest.” – Fr. Eugene Schmitt, St. Isidore Parish. “I have never seen that many people in our church before! Father Jim was able to touch the hearts of so many people, both young and old, with a simple, yet profound message of God’s love and mercy. You won’t want to miss his mission and make sure you bring your children. They will love it!” – Fr. Tony Ernst, Sts. Peter & Paul and St. James in Haubstadt, and Holy Cross in Fort Branch. Let’s all share our Precious Blood hospitality and make Fr. Jim feel welcome in our Parish. I look forward to seeing you at the talks in Church November 4th through the 6th at 6:30-7:30 p.m.
God bless your week.