2020 Parish Mission

Our Parish Mission will take place inside the Church. Child care will be available for all sessions in Rooms 3 & 4. Hospitality and fellowship will take place after each session in the Parish Hall.

WHAT IS A MISSION?
A mission is a mini retreat designed for busy people; an opportunity to step back a bit, to slow down and simply reconnect our lives with God; a time of spiritual refreshment and invigoration. Something we all need!

WHO IS A MISSION FOR?
Mission if for everyone. It surprises a lot of people how much younger people really enjoy mission. The mission experience is one of story, laughter, reflection and prayer. It is designed to draw us into a deeper relationship with Jesus– and have a good time doing it. It is an excellent opportunity for anyone struggling in or questioning their faith. For anyone who desires a spiritual boost or spark that’s just what a parish mission is all about!

HOW LONG IS IT?
Here’s the best part- it’s 50 minutes. We recognize that people are busy and so it won’t go on and on every evening. That is a promise. By the time you leave home for mission every evening to the time you get back- it will be under an hour. A time frame that accommodates even the busiest of schedules.

Fr. Hoye grew up in a farming community in Ste. Genevieve, MO and was greatly influenced by his mom and dad whose lives were about helping and caring for others as a nurse and surgeon. Fr. Ron chose a similar path of service and was ordained a priest in the Congregation of the Mission of St. Vincent De Paul in 1991 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Perryville, MO.

Fr. Hoye holds a B.S. in Philosophy and two Masters Degrees—in Theology and Ethics. He has been heavily involved in youth activities and programs both domestically and internationally. He served on the National Board of the Religious Vocation Conference while involved in campus ministry at DePaul University in Chicago, where he also taught Business Ethics and World Religions.

Currently, Fr. Hoye is director of Vincentian TeamWorks- a collaborative effort of Catholic Evangelization that includes the ministries of Catholic Home Study and Vincentian Parish Missions. He is a published author and travels extensively throughout the country leading parish missions and leadership renewal. Fr. Ron enjoys the outdoors where he is oftentimes seen running, hiking, kayaking and biking.