We are happy to announce that Sr. Briege McKenna, OSC has rescheduled for our Parish Mission and will now also be joined by Fr. Pablo Escriva De Romani!
Save the dates of Saturday, September 11th – Wednesday, September 15th 2021
Healing Comes With Discovering Christ
“But who do you say that I am?” Jesus asked His disciples. This is a question not only to His disciples over 2000 years ago, but a question for us in our time and for all time. Who do you say Jesus is?
If you are reading this, you probably have an answer and perhaps much like Peter’s response you would say, “You are the Christ.” But, just like Peter then, we now, likely do not fully comprehend what it means to understand who Jesus, “the Christ” is.
Discovering Christ is a life-long journey to which we can only hope is crowned with the blessing of eternal life with Him in heaven. Until then we can avail ourselves of wonderful opportunities for nourishing graces He gifts us as we seek to discover Him; To be healed in body, mind and spirit. I believe one such opportunity is the Parish Mission at St. Patrick’s and St. Thomas Aquinas in Binghamton with Sr. Briege McKenna, OSC and Fr. Pablo Escriva DeRomani Saturday, September 11th – Wednesday, September 15th.
SISTER BRIEGE MCKENNA, O.S.C was born in Ireland and entered the Sisters of St. Clare at the age of fifteen. Following her final vows and after suffering for more than three years with rheumatoid arthritis, she was transferred to her community in Tampa, Florida with the hope that the Florida sunshine would relieve her suffering. At the age of twenty-four, she was miraculously and instantaneously healed during the celebration of the Eucharist and some time later received, in prayer, the gift of healing for which she has become so widely known. In 1974, again during prayer, she was given a deep spiritual insight into the mystery of the call to priesthood. Since then, bishops and priests in many parts of the world have invited her to speak and minister at their retreats and conferences. Sr. Briege ministered to priests in collaboration with Fr. Kevin Scallon, CM for over forty-two years until his death in June 2018. She now continues with this ministry working with Fr. Pablo Escriva de Romani. Her books “Miracles Do Happen” and “The Power of the Sacraments” have been translated into many languages throughout the world.
FR PABLO ESCRIVA DE ROMANI was ordained in Madrid 2009. He studied Theology in the Faculty of San Damaso in Madrid, Spain. He worked predominantly with the youth in the parish of St. Teresa of Jesus in Madrid for several years. After that period, he went to Ukraine as a missionary, working with Bishop Jan Sobilo in the Shrine of Merciful God the Father, giving retreats and helping people from the war zone, pro-life missions with doctors, and spiritual exercises for priests. Fr. Pablo has been ministering at retreats as a missionary in different countries, including France, Mexico, Italy, Poland, Belarus, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Dominican Republic, USA, Belgium, Lebanon, Holy Land, Guatemala, Chile, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Ukraine, and Costa Rica. He is now working as a diocesan missionary from Madrid in Costa Rica, residing with Bishop Javier Roman in the Diocese of Limon and helping in the indigenous zone, working with youth and giving spiritual exercises to priests. He is now beginning to restore a retreat house to receive priests willing to have a missionary experience and renew their priesthood. Fr. Pablo has joined Sr. Briege in ministering to priests and at parish missions.
Sr. Briege and Fr. Pablo will speak at the weekend Masses at St. Patrick’s & St. Thomas Aquinas
Saturday, September 11th including the 4:00pm Vigil at St. Thomas’ and the 5:15pm Vigil at St. Patrick’s.
Then on Sunday, September 12th at the 9am & 4pm Masses at St. Patrick’s and the 11am Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas.
Special Parish Mission services are planned for Monday, September 13th – Wednesday, September 15th.
Sr. Briege and Fr. Pablo have given the following daily themes:
Monday’s theme is ‘Reconciliation,’
Tuesday’s theme is ‘Prayer and the Power of the Holy Spirit’ and
Wednesday’s theme is ‘The Eucharist, The Source and Summit of our Faith.’
There will be a Day Program with Mission Talk at St. Thomas Aquinas in the Church after the 10am daily Mass, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Evening Program with Mission Talk will be held at St. Patrick’s Church starting at 7pm each night.
Monday evening the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available.
Tuesday evening there will be Mass.
Wednesday there will be Mass with Eucharistic Healing Service.
Sr. Briege and Fr. Pablo have also welcomed the opportunity to start with the Mini-Conference by the Syracuse Catholic Women’s Commission being held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Saturday, September 11th 8:30am – 12:30pm where they will be speaking. Registration for the mini-conference is needed. There is a $15.00 pre-registration or $20 at the door fee for the mini-conference. Doors will open at 8am with Rosary at 8:30am. Mass with celebrant Bishop Lucia, concelebrated by Fr. Pablo, Msgr. Putano and Fr. Ward, will begin at 9am. There will be a brief break following Mass and then the conference talks by Sr. Briege and Fr. Pablo. The day will conclude with Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available. Please register at www.SyracuseCatholicWomen.org