CONFERENCE PREP ● SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 6:30 PM
- Examination of Conscience and Penance: Fr. Blau will review the Ten Commandments and the seven deadly sins, then guide us through an examination of conscience to prepare us to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
FIRST CONFERENCE ● MONDAY, MARCH 11, 7 PM
- The Old Testament's Imagery of the Eucharist: Learn the scriptural history of the Mass. Fr. Blau will discuss the imagery of the Eucharist to be found in the Old Testament.
- 9PM Reception
SECOND CONFERENCE ● MARCH 12, 7 PM
- Eucharist of words of Jesus and the Apostles: Come into the real presence! Fr. Blau discusses the meaning of the Mass, as expressed in the words of Our Lord and the Apostles in the New Testament. This unique session will run concurrently with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
- 6-9PM Adoration ‒ Concludes with Compline and Benediction
THIRD CONFERENCE ● MARCH 13, 7 PM
- How to get more out of Mass and pray in a different way: Learn how to get more out of your experience of the Mass. Fr. Blau will guide us through what happens during the Mass and what it means. You will learn how to pray the Mass in a deeper way and, ultimately, receive the spiritual riches that await you.
- 8PM Mass ‒ let’s practice what we learned during the Mission!
ABOUT OUR MISSION FACILITATOR, FR. THOMAS BLAU, O.P.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Fr. Blau has successfully led more than 60 missions. He received his undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of Akron and following graduation, traveled to Honduras and Guatemala with a lay missionary group. This experience of evangelization and service piqued his interest in the vocations.
Upon his return from Central America, he attended Franciscan University at Steubenville where he earned a master’s in Theology. While there, he was also introduced to the Dominican order of priests and decided to join the order. He was ordained in 1999.
Throughout his tenure, Fr. Blau has served in a variety of Dominican outreach capacities throughout the Midwest and East Coast. But, he has remained grounded to his Cleveland roots and has continued to be an avid Browns, Indians and Cavs fan.
We are blessed to have Fr. Blau lead the mission here at St. Andrew Parish and we warmly welcome him to our parish community.