I am so excited!! Our Lenten Mission this year will be given by Fr. Kevin Barrett. Fr. Kevin is an International Chaplain for the Apostolate for Family Consecration. This apostolate was founded by Jerome and Gwen Coniker.
To begin with, here is a little "fact sheet" about this lay movement. The mission is , basically, to consecrate families to the Holy Family.
I encourage you to visit their site for the Family Consecration and their site specifically for Catholic Familyland.
Here is the scheduled for our wonderful mission week:
10:00am - Introducing an On-line, Interactive, Family Catechism and Familyland TV
7:00pm - SIN, the cause of all unhappiness
10:00am - Conversion at Fatima
7:00pm - GRACE, more powerful than sin
Wednesday- March 4th
10:00am - Families Helping Families Get to Heaven: the Power of Marian Consecration
7:00pm - HOLINESS, faithfully fulfilling our daily religious and worldly duties
10:00am - Catholic Familyland, A Place Set Apart for Families
7:00pm - CONSECRATION, to Jesus through Mary, in union with St.Joesph! We can offset the evil in this world!
I am so very excited for this mission. I was first introduced to this apostolate a few years ago when Jacksonville hosted a 'Theology of the Body" conference. I was really impressed with the Family Catechism. A very good friend of mine and her family have been to Catholic Familyland several times and recommend it to anyone interested. It is very reasonably priced.
The family is under attack and I know of no better way to handle it than to use everything that God has given us through the Church. I believe this is a powerful weapon! Consider doing some kind of family consecration and home blessing this Easter season. If you've done it in the past...redo it! We can make a difference in this world!
If any of you happen to be in the Jacksonville area this week...don't hesitate to stop by, we would love to have you!