Welcome Father Gielow

Father Richard Gielow, Congregation of the Mission (C.M.) is the Director of the Vincentian Parish Mission Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He is also the National Spiritual advisor to the Ladies of Charity of the United States of America.  Father Gielow is listed in the Midwest and Religious sections of Who’s Who in America as a “well known preacher and retreat director”. 


 A great way to have a good Lent is to begin it in a strong way.  After preaching all the weekend Masses, on March 4th and 5th, Father Gielow will offer Mass on March 6th, 7th, and 8th at 7:00 p.m. with a special Homily.  If you cannot make all three, please come to two or just one.


Father Gielow of the Congregation of the Mission will be living here at the rectory from Saturday, March 4th to Wednesday, March 8th.  I have prepared a list of parishioners who have asked for a visit and some who wish to see him here at the parish.  If you know of someone who wishes a visit, please call me at the Rectory.


After the evening Mass on Monday, March 6th, Father Gielow and two Priests will offer the Sacrament of Anointing.  Remember, Blessed Paul VI in 1973, promulgated that this Sacrament was no longer just for those in danger of death.  The Sacrament of Anointing is for those who are elderly, anticipating surgery or recovering from it, for those who are depressed or grief-stricken, in rehab, being treated for diseases such as cancer, or in pain.


After Mass on Tuesday,  March 7th,  Father Gielow and three other priests will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  “Turn away from sin, and be faithful to the Gospel”, is one of the important themes of this Season of 40 days.