Mercy as Covenant -- The stories of Sacred Scripture reveal God's relationship with God's people down through the ages. That covenant relationship is witnessed in our own stories.  Embracing the connection between those stories can help us understand that we are loved.

Celebrating Mercy -- The official rituals of the Church have strong implications for the way we treat ourselves and others. There is a wonderful connection between Jesus' healing ministry of mercy and the ministry of reconciliation to which each of us is called.

The Fruits of Mercy -- Just what happens to the individual and the community as a result of  acts of Mercy is directly related to the baptismal call to be the Body of Christ in the world.  

   “The Prodigal Son”  with a new twist

             …. about US

                           …. about MERCY
reconciliation
for our time

Loving and Forgiving

   A wonderful three nights.  So very glad I came.  Inspiritational.

   I now have a better understanding of reconciliation.

   I felt the Holy Spirit touch me during this mission.

   It was truly an eye opener for me.  Fr. Lou was fantastic.

   You are very blessed.  You’ve helped give direction to my life.  Thank you for sharing your gifts and
   insights with us.

   Best mission I ever attended.  Will do my best to practice what you taught us.

   The mission was very, very moving.  It helped me to understand my faults and my plan to correct
   them.

   I thoroughly enjoyed the mission.  I go on silent retreat in two weeks where I will reflect more on your
   lessons of the mission.

   This was such a breath of fresh air – we always need to look at what Jesus wants of us in a new and
   challenging way.

   As a Protestant who just recently remarried into a Catholic family, I was very impressed with the
   mission. I enjoyed it.

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​   I enjoyed your stories. Gave me a new outlook on life.

   I liked the way the mission went. I thought it touched and meant a lot to people. I think it helped
   people's relationship with God grow stronger. (Age 11)

   Especially liked the reading list. Appreciate your enthusiasm, down-to-earth quality.

    Fr. Lou's gifts as a presenter are clear, concise and thought provoking. On Monday I came alone. On
   Tuesday I came with my married daughter. On Wednesday I came with my daughter, her husband 
   and my two granddaughters.

   First time to church in years! This will not be the last!!! Thank You.

   Great job! This whole thing really got me excited about carrying out the mission of Jesus and His
   Church. God bless!

   I found Father Lou to be welcoming. He made me want to come. Thanks for his careful preparation 
   and excellent delivery.

   This was an eye opening experience into what our faith is really about.

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   This was a mission I will not soon forget. Fr. Lou was an impressive speaker and spoke so everyone
   understood.

   Fr. Lou did a wonderful job with us. The second night was very reflective of my teen and young adult
   years.

  Thanks so much for this opportunity to more deeply reflect the meaning of Lent.

  Every once in while I have the opportunity to experience true communion in the Lord. This was one of   
   them.    

  I was very inspired and moved by this three day mission. I will try to use what I have learned from this  
  experience.  

  Really hit home where I need to improve my life and do God's work. 


  This was my first mission and it  really touched me.  I can't express the desire and emotions I have felt.

  Before I "had to earn" love, affection and tenderness.  But I can't earn these things [from God] as they are  
  freely given. I wish I had known Jesus as a God  who is personal.

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  Excellent in getting and holding attention. Touched the heart, stirred up desire to change.

  If only the Catholic Church could tell of God's love as you have, the young would come back and stay.

  The whole retreat was fantastic. The presentations offered ideas I simply never thought of before.  
  Thanks for the stories.

  Your handouts will be treasured and reflected on!

  I watched with awe as the whole congregation during the 7:00 p.m. Sunday Mass responded with relief
  and joy at Fr. Lou's message.

  I never enjoyed a mission more!

  Very good--[the mission] gave us a lot to think about and how we can do more every day for others.

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  Father hit on key points and with handouts I can follow up and delve into later. Even students were
  attentive.

  I feel if this presentation were to be given to every person in the world…we all would be better persons.
  (Teen)

  This was very good and surprising. You should do this again. I loved it. (10 year old)

  Father Lou was awesome! He touched my soul with a strong message each night delivered with gentle
  passion and persuasion. I loved the handouts / worship aids. The selections to reflect on were
  inspiring.

  This is the best church gathering ever. I’m serious. (Teen)

  It rocked! It really moved me, and touched my heart. Thank you. Awesome. (Teen)

  The video broke my heart. (Teen re: Special Food for the Poor presentation to confirmandi).

  You have made my wife and me understand our relationship with God and our obligation to our fellow
  men and women.

  Best presentation in a very great number of years! Fr. is a gifted presenter. Would encourage his
  return.


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