Well-known author, priest to lead retreat - Catholic Courier

Well-known author, priest to lead retreat

Father Joseph Champlin will be in Auburn Nov. 11-15 to lead a retreat at St. Alphonsus Parish.

The theme of the retreat is “A Path to Peace,” and at each weekend Mass Father Champlin will give a talk titled “With Hearts Light as Feathers.” Weekend Masses will take place Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. and Nov. 12 at 7:30 and 10 a.m.

Father Champlin also will celebrate weekday Masses at 9 a.m. and give talks at 7 p.m. Nov. 13-15. His Nov. 13 talk will focus on faith and prayer, his Nov. 14 talk will focus on forgiveness and freedom, and his Nov. 15 talk will focus on spirituality and stress.

Father Champlin is a priest of the Diocese of Syracuse and has authored more than 50 books on topics related to Catholicism.

Father Champlin also founded the nonprofit Guardian Angel Society, which boasts 2,500 members and benefits the Cathedral School, a Catholic elementary school in Syracuse. When President George W. Bush visited Canandaigua in March 2006, he presented Father Champlin with the President’s Volunteer Service Award in honor of his work with the elementary school.

For more information, contact St. Alphonsus Parish at 315/252-7261.

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