ESCANABA - Rev. Paul Nomellini, a retired priest of the Diocese of Marquette, will present a Mission entitled "The Year of Faith: A Renewed Conversion to the Lord" at St. Anne's Church, 817 South Lincoln Road, Escanaba beginning Sunday, March 10, at 8 p.m.
The series will continue Monday through Wednesday, March 11-13, at 7 p.m.
Rev. Nomellini will present a different topic each evening. Sunday's is entitled, "I Believe - We Be-lieve," Monday's topic - "The Celebration of the Christian Mys-tery - The Liturgy and the Sacraments," Tuesday's topic-"Our Life in Christ - The Ten Commandments," and Wednesday - "Prayer in the Christian Life-The Summary of the Whole Gospel."
Rev. Paul Nomellini
Rev. Nomellini served the church as a religious brother for 20 years before his ordination to the priesthood in 1977. Since his retirement as a pastor, he is busier than ever giving retreats and missions around the country.
The hour-long presentation each evening will be based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the New American Bible. Those attending are encouraged to bring a copy of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults and their own personal Bible. Following the presentation on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, a reception will be held in the Parish Hall and Rev. Nomellini will be available to answer any questions people may have.
Rev. Nomellini will be speaking at all the Masses at St. Anne's the weekend before the mission begins. Rev. Fran DeGroot, pastor of St. Anne's, invites everyone, practicing and non-practicing Catholics and all others, regardless of their faith affiliation, to come and listen, learn and be inspired. There is no admission but a freewill offering will be accepted.
The mission is partially funded by a Legacy of Faith Grant from the Diocese of Marquette.
This is an opportunity for individuals to grow in faith and to learn how to live that faith in the everyday way they speak, think and act.