Friday, September 16, 2016

September 2016

Hello everyone! We are a little later with our monthly blog post, due to September bringing a lot of new and exciting things for The Reason for Our Hope Foundation. Father Larry's schedule is off and running with a Parish Mission this week at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Wichita, Kansas. Next week he is doing a priest's retreat in Birmingham, Alabama. He rounds out the month with the Diocese of Indiana's Men's Conference on September 24th. The 2017 schedule is now up on the Foundation's website. You can find it at

The Hope House Retreat Center's bedrooms are fully furnished and we are excited to host overnight retreats starting in November. We are filling up our fall schedule, if you are looking to book a retreat please visit our website or call us at 814-455-7364 and we will be happy to answer any questions. You can also find us on Facebook.

We are looking forward to October 1, when our 1:38 Women's Conference will be held. It will be at the historic Warner Theatre in downtown Erie, Pa. The event starts at 9 am with registration open at 8 am. We have four nationally known speakers Leah Darrow, Mother Mary Assumpta Long, OP, Michele Faehnle, and Emily Jaminet. Each woman will bring something for all age groups! Cost is $40, $20 for students. To register visit our website or call us at 814-455-7364. It is sure to be an exciting event!!! We hope you can join us.

Father Larry is pastor of St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community which just celebrated the 150th anniversary of its first Mass in 1866, and this year leads up to the 150th anniversary of the first Mass which was held on June 4, 1867.   St. Joseph Church also just celebrated its 10th Annual Oktoberfest weekend.  It is his Parish’s yearly event and it celebrates its German heritage.  If you purchased a ticket to win $25,000 at Oktoberfest, thank you so much!  The winner this year was Rudy Silvas.  

We hope everyone has a blessed Fall season and remember to pray for Fr. Larry and his Foundation. Know we are praying for you!

-Caitlin Ryan, Marketing/Operation Coordinator