Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The music of Michael John Poirier

I just wanted to share with everyone something wonderful - the music of Michael John Poirier. Michael John led our parsh in an evening of stories, prayer and song followed by a time of Eucharistic Adoration last night here at our parish (http://www.sfxnewmilford.org/). It was such a wonderful evening, I hope you all have a chance to learn more about Michael.
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I have to say before he came to our parish, I had not heard of him other than overhearing some of his CDs that Fr. Mike would listen to from time to time. But, he came and led our congregation in Eucharistic meditation at all of our weekend Masses and then lead us in an incredible few hours of prayer Monday night. Literally, there are all ready conversions happening in our parish because of this night of prayer.
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Michael is a fantastic musician, but his real gift is in being a man of deep prayer and profound conviction in faith. His goal is not to be a Christian rock star, but to be someone who uses his gift of music to help build up and strengthen Catholic families - something so desperately needed today.
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He has a wonderful family of his own (pictured here). His wonderful wife Mary and their three children Joseph, John Paul and Therese. Plus, they are Red Sox fans!! So holy!
Theirs is a ministry of trust. They travel the country in their big RV going where the Lord leads and parishes allow to share their faith with others.
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I invite you to check them out on their website: http://www.holyfamilynow.org/ and we hope to have them again at our parish the next time they come through these parts.
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We wish them the greatest blessings as they journey forward in faith.

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