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St. Michael Parish Lenten Mission
March 30-31, 2020
Time for God in a Busy World

A Four Night Mission: inspired by the lives and teaching of
St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal
The Sessions 
Sunday  3:30 – 5 PM
  The Present: The Sacrament of the Present
Monday 6:30 – 8 PM 
  The Past: The Gift of Memory
Tuesday 6:30 – 8 PM
  The Future: Where do we go from Here?
Wednesday 6:30 – 8 PM
  Celebrating Christ’s Presence Now (Eucharist)
The Socials
Sunday: Please join us for a potluck dinner following the Sunday session.
Please bring a family size dish to pass.
Monday - Wednesday: Social to follow each evening session.
Donations of baked goods and snacks welcome!
Childcare. Yes!
Childcare available every session provided by Father Marquette Middle School 8th grade students and parents. A free will offering accepted to help 8th grade students raise money for their class trip.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

This mission sponsored in part by grants from The Diocese of Marquette Legacy of Faith Endowment Foundation, St. Christopher Parish, and the St. Michael Parish Tithe Fund

Meet our Presenters: Fr. John Graden & Mary Sellars Malloy

Embraced by God Mission Team

Father John Graden

An Oblate of St. Francis de Sales

Director: Embraced by God at DeSales Resources & Ministries near Niagara Falls, NY

Born in Washington, D.C., August 14, 1946; raised in Toledo, OH

Ordained a priest in 1976

Degrees in Biology, Divinity and Religious Education

High School Teacher for seven years

Vocation Director for seven years

Preached his first parish mission in 1984; hundreds since then (including 2 for St. Michael Parish)

A two-time cancer survivor (parotid in 1967, and lung in 1999)

Special affection for third-world Missions

Teaching, preaching, singing, storytelling, Catholic evangelist and author


is an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter who has used her talents to serve as a liturgist and teacher, retreat, workshop and parish mission presenter, including Salesian Missions.  She served for eight years as the Director of the Liturgy Office, Diocese of Saginaw, and as the Pastoral Associate for Religious Education and Social Outreach at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, Virginia.  Mary is a talented storyteller with a special affection for the poor and for those with special needs. Currently, Mary serves as a Senior Editor for RCL Benziger Publishing Company.

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