It has been over seven months since I arrived at St. Boniface Parish; together we accomplished much from the successful 150th anniversary celebration to the repair of our facilities. For the last two months, I thought and prayed for continued conversion and spiritual renewal in our parish. After speaking with a few priests, I thought we should investigate the possibility of a parish mission. Parish missions are an ideal opportunity to break open God’s Word and rediscover the riches of our Catholic heritage. I spoke with the parish council and they strongly support the idea of hosting a mission. Our St. Boniface Parish Mission will begin on the weekend masses of May 5-6, 1012 and conclude with the closing liturgy on May 12, 1012. Our mission priest, Rev. Peter Schavitz, C.Ss.R., is well known by many in our diocese as a dynamic and engaging preacher. In fact, Fr. Peter presented a mission at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Chester last year and is presenting a mission this year at St. Mary Parish in Carlyle. Conversion is the spiritual theme of our mission. While May of 2012 seems far off, much work is necessary to host a successful mission. What can you do? First, each day please pray for the success of our parish mission. Secondly, we need many people to help organize the mission; volunteers are needed to organize refreshments, promote/advertise the mission, assist in liturgical preparation, and much more. We need your help! Please consider joining the mission planning committee; you will be part something exciting and uplifting!