Laudetur Iesus Christus! We are pleased to announce that St. Ann parish will again offer a Lenten Mission and has invited Fr. John Perricone, Ph.D. of Jersey City, NJ (Diocese of Newark) to lead the Mission.
Talks occur every night at 7pm Sunday March 11 – Wednesday March 14 with confessions afterwards. On Wednesday there will be 6pm Low Mass (Latin) before the 7pm talk and the last night concludes with a reception. Here are the themes for each night followed by a bio:
Sunday: Saving Our Souls: Inconvenient Truths About Ourselves (“Remember Man that Thou Art Dust” – Ge. 3:19)
Monday: The Fall and Rise of Sinners (“and going forth He wept bitterly.”, Mt. 26:25)
Tuesday: Living In Our Own World (“and Pilate saith unto Him: ‘What is truth?’”, Jn. 18:38)
Wednesday: Embracing the Darkness (“And it was night.” – Jn. 13:30)
Fr. Perricone was ordained on May 29, 1976 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Newark, NJ and is Professor of Philosophy at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY and St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, NY. His articles have appeared in: St. John’s Law Review, The Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, Crisis Magazine and New Oxford Review.
Fr. Perricone has been hosted on Mother Angelica Live as well as on EWTN, where he gave a 13-part series on understanding the Mass. He has also spoken at colleges and universities across the US and Canada as well as in England and France. In addition, Fr. Perricone is the Co-founder and Vice-President of The Montfort Academy, Katonah, NY, a private Catholic academy for high school boys anchored in a classical curriculum. Currently, he resides in Jersey City, where he can be found offering Holy Mass and teaching catechism at St. Anthony of Padua Church.
We hope you will make time and attend – like prior St. Ann Missions at the parish, they will help you grow in holiness as we approach Passiontide.
N.B. – Fr. Perricone is also quite familiar with the Latin Mass, having offered it for many years in the New York City area.