Ah finally Spring. Here in Erie it is still a little gloomy and chilly, but at least we don't have snow. April came and went with Father Larry going to Florida for a Faith and Ale Catholic Men's Apostolate. From there he went to Ohio for a Men's Conference. Then he had the OneFaith Experience in St. Louis, Missouri. It was a great event with five other Catholic speakers and a concert by Matt Maher and the Thirsting. It aired live on EWTN and was a fantastic day for those who went or tuned in. At the end of the month he went to the Sister Elise Annual Benefit Dinner at Holy Angels Academy in Louisville, Kentucky.
May started off with a Theology on Tap on May 2nd in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Moving on from there Father will be heading to a Parish Mission on May 9th-May 12th at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Medina, Ohio, On May 19th he will be flying to the Midwest for a Legatus Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We encourage you to head to the Foundation's website for more information on these events and others: http://thereasonforourhope.org/events.
On the home front we have very exciting news for the Hope House Retreat Center! Our website is finally up and running: http://hopehouseretreatcenter.org/ we encourage you to check back often as exciting things are always happening at the Hope House Retreat Center. If you are interested in booking a retreat or for more information please contact us at 814-455-7364. We are looking forward to getting the upstairs renovated and complete for overnight retreats in the upcoming months. You can like the Hope House on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hopehouseretreatcenter/ as well. We recently hosted a First Eucharist Retreat as well as weekly Life in the Spirit meetings. We continue to book retreats and are suggesting you call us now to set aside your retreat date.
A quick reminder Father Larry is on EWTN on Thursday's from 3-4 pm on Open Line, a call in radio show where he will answer your questions on the new evangelization. Head over to http://www.ewtn.com/radio/weekday/ewtnopenline.asp for more information.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. We hope you all feel Our Blessed Mother's embrace throughout the month of May. As always we ask for prayers for Father Larry, the Foundation, and the ministry as a whole. Know that you are in ours.
~Caitlin Ryan, Marketing/Operations Coordinator