Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Praise Jesus, our crucified and risen Lord! As the season of Lent approaches, let us seek to grow in holiness like we never have before. Through our prayer, fasting and almsgiving let us seek to be holy in every aspect of our conduct (1 Pt 1:15). By making good Confessions let us ask God to create a clean heart in us (Ps 51:12). By reading sacred scripture and One Bread, One Body (OBOB), let us truly desire to know God's ways instead of our own ways. Let us seek to be holy as He is holy (1 Pt 1:16).
Please pray about coming to one of our Discipleship Retreats to continue to grow in holiness. More information and registration is found on the Discipleship Retreats tab or by calling (937) 587-5464.
- Confidence, Courage, and Commitment: The Lay Vocation in the Secular World (Feb 7-8, St. Francis DeSales Church in Lebanon, Ohio)
- Women's Retreat: "Clothed with Strength and Dignity": Living in the Primacy of Grace (Mar 8, Peebles, OH)
- Close Encounters of the REAL Kind: the Seven Sacraments of Life (Apr 4-6, Peebles, OH)
- The New Evangelization: Nothing is Impossible for God (May 2-4, Peebles, OH)
We continue to build our chapel and retreat center and we are nearing completion of the interior of the comer section of the building. We thank God for this progress! Please pray for the full completion of this building so our retreat and other ministries can take a big step forward. We still need over $400,000 to complete the building. If the Lord is inspiring you to send a donation for this purpose, please be sure to label it "Retreat Building" when you send it.
May God bless you and may all the plans He has for your life be fulfilled!
Your brothers and sister in Jesus,
Deacon George Schmidl, Mark Schuermann, Chris Jasek and Judy Erwin
February 1, 2014