"New Life in Christ" will be the theme when nationally known youth speaker Mary Bielski visits St. John the Baptist Parish in Rapids City Sept. 29-30.
Mary Bielski to speak at parish in Rapids City Sept. 29-30
RAPIDS CITY -- Mary Bielski will return to the Diocese of Peoria Sept. 29-30 to speak at “Mission of Mercy,” a series of talks hosted by St. John the Baptist Church, 1416 Third Ave. The theme for the “weekend of renewal and hope” is “New Life in Christ.”
Bielski is the founder of ALL4HIM Ministries, which focuses on evangelization of the Gospel message to Catholic teens. Among the 35,000 young people she has addressed since starting ALL4HIM in 2006 have been those who attended a youth rally in Peoria last October.
Her talks in Rapids City are open to persons of all ages with the goal to “engage, ignite, and inflame hearts to live totally for God.”
The series at St. John’s will begin with registration at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. The day includes three talks and the sacrament of reconciliation, and ends with Mass at 5 p.m.
Registration begins at noon on Sunday, Sept. 30. Two more talks are scheduled before Father Glenn Harris, pastor, offers the closing prayers.
The cost is $20 for all talks on both days. It will be $15 to attend Saturday’s sessions only or $10 to attend Sunday’s sessions only. One guest is free with each registration.
There is no charge for clergy.
Make checks payable to St. John’s Catholic Church and send them to Cathy Fouts, “Mission of Mercy,” 21510 52nd Ave. N., Port Byron, IL 61275, by Sept. 19.
For more information, contact Fouts by email at SJMissionofMercy@gmail.com or by phone at (309) 523-2798.