Heaven is in your future if you…
Do you think about heaven? Are you so involved in scurrying around with business, children, family, and social activities that you have little time for quiet contemplation with God? A Mission is a time of special grace when God calls us into a deeper relationship with Him, a time for personal growth, a time to listen to God, a time of spiritual refreshment and invigoration. Come, seek answers at our Parish Mission!
Parish Mission March 7-11, 2020
The mission will take place during weekend Masses March 7 & 8 and during Mass on the evenings of March 9, 10, & 11 at 7:00 PM. A reception will follow each evening Mass with a chance to visit with Fr. Gielow along with friends, family, community.
What is a Parish Mission?
A time to gather as a community to invigorate our faith.
Who is a Mission for?
Invite your friends, neighbors, family members and co-workers.
Meet Our Mission Leader
Fr. Richard Gielow, C.M. was born in LaSalle, IL in 1943 to Virginia and Robert Gielow. He was ordained a priest of the Congregation of the Mission of Saint Vincent DePaul in 1970. From 1971-1976 Fr. Gielow served as Director of Vocations for the Vincentian Fathers and Brothers. In 1976, he was appointed Rector and Principal of St. John’s High School Seminary in Kansas City, MO and filled that position until 1982. He was then asked to join the Vincentian Parish Mission Team and been a member of that team until the present time.
Fr. Gielow holds a B.A. in Philosophy, M.Div. in Theology from DeAndreis Institute of Theology and a M.A. in Religious Education from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He is listed in the Midwest and Religious sections of Who’s Who in America as a “well known preacher and retreat director.”
Currently, Fr. Gielow is the Director of the Vincentian Parish Mission Center in Kansas City, MO. He is also the National Spiritual Advisor to the Ladies of Charity of USA.
Fr. Gielow enjoys people, travel and of course, playing golf. He loves saying Mass for football teams from the NFL, especially the Chicago Bears. Look for him on the sidelines at the Bears away games with his twin brother, Fr. Robert Gielow, C.M. Fr. Robert is also a Vincentian and a member of the Mission Team. Sometimes, they conduct missions together. Fr. Gielow’s sister, Mary Ann Gielow, is the Director of Development for St. Cyril of Alexandria Parish in Tucson, AZ.