What is a missionary? It is St. John the Baptist speaking to our souls to convert and make straight the ways of the Lord. Why did Our Lord need a precursor... a St. John the Baptist? St. Ephrem (d. 373) gives an insight into the reason for this in his commentary on Genesis. He explains that after Adam had sinned, God wanted Adam to come to Him and repent. To make this possible, God gave Adam and his descendants an angel to prepare His way...
to abound in building up the Church,
the Body of Christ (cf. 1Cor 14:12, Eph 4:12).
June 7, 2018 from 5:30-9:00 pm
Devou Park Golf & Events Center
1201 Park Drive, Covington, KY
4:30 — Sung Vespers at Our Lady of Lourdes, Park Hills, KY
5:30 — Social
6:30 — Dinner
7:15 — Opening Remarks
7:25 — Children's Play
7:40 — Featured Speaker: Maronite Chorbishop Anthony Spinosa,
Rector of the Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, Youngstown, OH
8:00 — Instrumental Musical Interlude
8:05 — Video Presentation
8:15 — Address by Fr. Shannon Collins, MSJB, pastor
8:35 — Remarks and Closing prayer & blessing by his Excellency,
Bishop Roger J. Foys, DD
8:45 — Final Goodbyes
Unable to attend? You can still help our efforts to build up the Body of Christ . . .
The Grotto is addressed again at the 1:49:50 minute mark of the May 22 Park Hills City Council Meeting...
The discussion is continued here until the 26:30 minute mark ...