RECOVERING THE ALLELUIA OF EASTER!
A LENTEN MISSION ON THE GREAT TRIDUUM
Archbishop Emeritus Sylvain Lavoie OMI
The season of Lent is a forty-day preparation to celebrate Easter, the greatest feast of the liturgical year. For many, the power of this special time has faded. Liturgically, the Holy Week celebrations, from Thursday to Easter Sunday, form one great liturgy traditionally called the Triduum. This three-evening Lenten mission will help us experience Lent as a spiritual journey to the new life of Easter by exploring the deeper meaning of this great Paschal Mystery or Triduum. With the help of keynote presentations, prayer, powerful biblical art, music, song, ritual and fellowship, this retreat will help participants recover the vibrant dynamism of our faith in Jesus as Risen Lord. Expect an informative, formative and transformative experience.
Monday, March 2nd to Wednesday, March 4th
St. Patrick’s Parish
Mass at 8:30am followed by Mission at 9:00am
Holy Family Parish
Mass at 6:30pm followed by Mission at 7:00pm
Free Will Offering at Wednesday’s Mission.
Archbishop Emeritus Sylvain Lavoie, of the Archdiocese of Keewatin-The Pas, is a missionary Oblate who has spent over 40 years ministering among the Indigenous peoples of north-central Canada. His ministry includes conducting workshops and retreats on Indigenous ministry, spirituality, addictions awareness, faith renewal, healing and presenting Advent/Lenten missions. Past chair of committees on Indigenous ministry for both the Oblates and the Western Canadian bishops, he is now president of the board for St. Dismas House Society, seeking to create a safe transition house for inmates on their way to treatment for addictions. Archbishop Lavoie presently serves as chaplain and spiritual director at the Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert, Alberta. He has authored four books: Drumming from Within, Together We Heal, Walk A New Path and Still Green and Growing.