I am going to start this renewed venture by heading back to my home state of Missouri. I enjoy serving rural communities, and I am thrilled to be going to Saint Ignatius of Loyola Parish in Concord Hill, Missouri for a parish mission. This trip back to Warren County fills me with great joy. (Some of you may be more familiar with the town of Marthasville rather than Concord Hill.) The whole area along the Missouri River is beautiful. I worked for years at the Labadie Power Plant. My wife has family in Augusta. I have family across the river in Washington, Missouri.
This parish mission is going to be a fantastic way to bring the Advent journey to a close and move ourselves into the joyous celebration of Christmas.
I invite my friends from Lincoln County and St. Charles County to take a little road trip into Warren County. I will be preaching at all of the weekend Masses on December 17 and 18, and then I will give a one-hour presentation each evening on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish has been going strong for 165 years. I am happy to be just a small part of it this coming Advent.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church
19127 Mill Road
Marthasville, MO 63357