Parish Lenten Mission | March 8-10

Announcements Parish Life

We invite all St. Mary’s parishioners to join us in a special Lenten Mission this coming March 8-10.

Our mission will be led by visiting priest Fr. Marcel Amadi who will be speaking on the theme of Repentance, Restoration, and Renewal in the Season of Lent. It will include talks, Mass, Adoration and the opportunity for Confession.


Our parish mission begins Monday, March 8 at 6:30 pm with the first talk focusing on repentance.

Fr. Marcel will celebrate Mass on Tuesday, March 9 at 9:00 am incorporating his second talk on restoration. The talk will be repeated on Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm.

Our mission concludes on Wednesday, March 10 at 5:30 pm with Mass, including the final talk on renewal, healing and hope. Mass will conclude with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. During the time of Adoration, both Fr. Marcel and Fr. Paul will be available for Confessions, concluding with Benediction at 8:30 pm.

We encourage parishioners to attend all three days of the mission, but if your schedule prevents you from being present on all three days, please participate in those parts of the mission that you are able to attend.

We also plan to live stream the talks on our YouTube channel, where they will be available to view later for those who missed them.

Our Speaker

Fr. Marcel Amadi was ordained in 2003 for the diocese of Lagos in Nigeria. After ordination, he served as Personal Secretary to the Archbishop of Lagos, Archdiocesan Secretary and Master of Ceremonies for seven years. Following his archdiocesan services in Nigeria, Fr. Marcel came to the United States to pursue a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Fordham University and is now pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Pastoral Psychology.

While in New York, Fr. Marcel served as Parochial Vicar and Director of Religion Education at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Manhattan. He currently serves as campus minister at Bennet College and NC A&T in Greensboro, NC, as well as chaplain at Wake Forest University.

He is the author of three books, including Priesthood: A Call to Service, Sacrifice, and Selflessness.