On January 28-30, the weekend of Septuagesima Sunday, Holy Family Church (140 S. Findlay Street, Dayton, OH 45403) a parish of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, announced Fr. George McInnis, C.P.M. (of the Fathers of Mercy in Kentucky) is coming to Dayton for a special event.

The schedule for the mission activities is as follows:

Saturday, Jan. 28:

9 AM – Tridentine Low Mass with introductory homily

10:30 AM – First Conference “Truth”

Sunday, Jan 29:

8 AM and 10:30 AM Tridentine Masses – Homily “The Need for Conversion and Christ’s Mercy”

1 PM – Second Conference “The Commandments”

Monday, Jan 30:

7 PM – Third Conference “The Mass and the Real Presence”

Each conference will be followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and there will be an opportunity for private confession with Fr. McInnis before and after all events. Conferences with Benediction will be about one hour in length.

All are welcome to attend, whether young or old. These kinds of opportunities for spiritual growth and renewal should not be neglected. It is all too easy to become complacent and satisfied with the status quo in our relationship with God, but all the great spiritual doctors of the Church say that this is the surest way to lose one’s soul, as the man who does not swim against the current of the river is carried downstream by it.

About Father George McInnis, C.P.M.

Fr. George was born in 1978 and is a native of Middleburg, Kentucky. Fr. George and his family converted to the Catholic faith in 1987. In 1998 Fr. George joined the Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy and was ordained to the priesthood in 2007. He is a 2007 graduate of Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut where he earned a B.A. in philosophy and a Master of Divinity degree. For two years after ordination to the priesthood Fr. George served as parochial vicar of St. Luke Catholic Church in Nicholasville, KY.

The Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy was founded in 1808, originally under the title of “the Missionaries of France.” The community was founded for the purpose of re-evangelizing the French people after the Catholic Faith had been subjected to years of attacks and persecution dur-ing the French Revolution. It is now exclusively an American community. The generalate is located in South Union, Kentucky. The primary apostolate of the Fathers of Mercy is to conduct parish missions and retreats throughout the country.

During the mission, Fr. George will encourage and challenge the parish to make a stronger, deeper, personal commitment to Christ and to His Church.

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