2019 Lenten Parish Retreat with Gregory Heille, O.P.

Prayer and Christian Discipleship

The liturgical seasons invite Christians ever more intentionally into prayerful discipleship. This parish retreat will be a learning conversation about prayer and discipleship, with references to the Liturgy, the Catechism, and Pope Francis.

Gregory Heille, O.P. – professor of preaching and evangelization at Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, Missouri—is the author of The Preaching of Pope Francis: Missionary Discipleship.


Saturday, March 16

5:30pm – Sunday Eucharist: “What is prayer?”

6:30pm – Parish Supper


Sunday, March 17, Second Sunday of Lent

10:00 am – Sunday Eucharist: “What is prayer”

5:00 – 6:00pm – Lite Supper

6:30 – 8:00pm – “Prayer in the Christian Life: The Universal Call to Prayer”


Monday, March 18, Memorial of Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

12:15pm – Daily Mass with Preaching

5:00 – 6:00pm – Lite Supper

6:30–8:00pm – “Prayer in the Christian Life: The Church’s Tradition of Prayer”


Tuesday, March 19, Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

12pm – Prayer and Discussion with Fr. Greg at Oakland University / Lake Erie Room

1:15pm – Campus Lunch Dialogue

5:00 – 6:00pm – Lite Supper

6:30–8:00pm – “Pope Francis, Prayer, and Discipleship: An Evening of Prayer”


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