What Does it Mean to be Catholic Today?

During these challenging times, we can all benefit from reminders and inspiration to stay strong in the beauty and richness of our Catholic Faith.

Join us for a three-night mission event presented by Fr. Tom McCarthy.

Monday, September 30

6:30 PM Coffeehouse Praise and Dessert Welcome
7:00 PM Talk by Fr. Tom:

The Saints
How are they the heroes of our faith?
Am I a saint in training?

Tuesday, October 1,

6:30 PM Coffeehouse Praise and Dessert Welcome
7:00 PM Talk by Fr. Tom:

Prayer
Is it worth it?
Does God listen to me? 
Answered or unanswered prayers – which do I believe in?

8:15 PM Individual Confessions Available

Wednesday, October 2,

7:00pm Celebration of Mass
Homily by Fr. Tom: The Family of Faith–  
Do I consider my Parish a family?
How do I build up my family of faith?
I want to belong – how do I do it?

Mass will be followed by a reception in the Social Hall.


Rev. Thomas R. McCarthy, O.S.A.  

Father Tom is an experienced teacher, administrator, retreat director and parish mission preacher.  

He is a native of the South Side of Chicago where he grew up attending Catholic schools, graduating from Villanova University with a B.A. in Communication Arts and with a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Lewis University.

Fr. Tom entered the Midwest Province of the Augustinian Order in 1987.  After completing his novitiate, he attended Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree.

In 1993 he made his solemn vows as an Augustinian Friar and in 1994 he was ordained to the priesthood.

Fr. Tom has enjoyed many ministerial positions in various schools and parishes over the years including his pastoral internship at St. Clare of Montefalco Parish in Grosse Pointe Park, MI. He iscurrently the Director of the Augustinian Marylake Shrine of Our Lady of Grace in King City, Ontario, Canada and is the Prior of the Marylake Augustinian Monastery.  Fr. Tom was named a Papal Missionary of Mercy by Pope Francis in 2018.

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