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Encountering Christ

Sunday, February 18—Tuesday, February 20
7 p.m.

Our human limitations prevent us from experiencing God as He is. It would be easier to place the whole ocean in a hole we dig in the sand than for our little minds to grasp God’s immensity. Therefore, God became one like us in all ways but sin.

 

In Jesus Christ, the impossible has become possible: God is revealed to lowly humanity. What would it be like to meet God face to face? How would that change us? We will explore the mystery of the Incarnation and the Truth of our capacity to know the Divine.

The annual Parish Mission at St. Ladislas is an opportunity for our faith community to come together to reflect on God's Word, renew our faith, and pray with open hearts and hands.

Reflect Upon a Different Theme Each Evening

NIGHT 1: Is God really who I imagine Him to be?

NIGHT 2: What do others have to do with my relationship to God?

NIGHT 3: What does God see in me? 

Featured Guest

Father Michael Stalla, D. Min.

Fr. Michael Stalla is originally from Holy Trinity Parish in Avon where he was educated, along with his six siblings, by the Sisters of Notre Dame. He was ordained for the Diocese of Cleveland in 2003 and served at St. Mary Parish in Painesville, St. Francis Parish in Cleveland, and St. Raphael Parish in Bay Village.

 

He was sent to the Cleveland Diocesan Missions in El Salvador in 2009 where he served as pastor of Santo Domingo Guzman, Chiltiupan and, eventually, as pastor of San Pedro, Apostol, Teotepeque. In July of 2015, Fr. Stalla returned to the Diocese of Cleveland and served eight years as the pastor of SS. Cosmas and Damian Parish in Twinsburg.

 

In 2022, Fr. Stalla achieved a Doctor of Ministry from St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology. His doctoral focus was on collaboration, clusters, and evangelization. In July of 2023, he was appointed as the full-time Coordinator of Pastoral Formation at St. Mary Seminary. In August of 2023, Fr. Stalla was named the Presbyteral Moderator for St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Fairport Harbor. He has served on the Clergy Personnel Board in 2018. Fr. Stalla has offered conferences, parish missions, prayer services and formation topics throughout the diocese, and internationally.

 

His motto is: “Today, listen to the voice of the Lord!”

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