St. James – Belvidere, 402 Church St., Belvidere, IL welcomes Fr. Dave Pivonka for their autumn Parish Mission. Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, is an evangelist who speaks at conferences, retreats and parish missions around the U.S. and throughout the world. For twenty years, Fr. Dave has also been leading pilgrimages around the world to some of the holiest and most important sites in our Christian faith. He spends much of his time helping others come to know God’s love for them through his preaching, writings, CDs, and other spiritual outreaches. Fr. Dave has written several books: Spiritual Freedom – God’s Life Changing Gift, Hiking the Camino – 500 Miles with Jesus, Encounter Jesus – From Discovery to Discipleship, and most recently, Breath of God. Fr. Dave is also responsible for the highly acclaimed series “The Wild Goose” – a 14-part video series which explores what it is to have a relationship with the Holy Spirit and the
soon-to-be-released video series on the life of St. Francis of Assisi: A Sign of Contradiction. Currently, Fr. Dave is the Director of Franciscan Pathways, which is an evangelistic outreach of his Franciscan Community.
Fr. Dave will be the homilist for the October 27 Vigil Mass and both English Masses on Sunday, October 28. Each night of the mission includes sacramental/worship opportunities in addition to Fr. Dave’s talks.
**Sun., 10/28, at 6:30pm: “The Spirit’s Gift” (Confessions will
**Mon., 10/29, at 7:00pm: “The Spirit’s Presence” (Eucharistic
**Tues., 10/30 at 7:00pm: “The Spirit Gives Life” (Mass,
Music by Paul Vogrinc (Sunday & Monday only)
Free Will Offering will be taken for Fr. Dave’s Community