Deployed for Mission

Join us on October 20th for a powerful day of renewal and equipping for mission led by Acts XXIX, a new ministry in the Church led by Fr. John Riccardo and his team, focused on empowering leadership in parish ministry!

This gathering is being held in lieu of our annual Diocese of Lansing Fall Regional Meetings for lay ministers. But we are excited to announce that this particular day has been specially prepared for ALL those who work in ministry in the Diocese of Lansing; Lay employees, priests and deacons.

This day is for you if…

  • You want to be renewed through the full preaching of the Gospel.
  • You want to learn how to apply game-changing Gospel principles to your life and ministry.
  • You want to learn about the 3 foundational principles for parish transformation.
  • You want to learn how to pray in a way that answers the question, “What’s Next”?
  • You want to take the next step into the mission of Jesus Christ.

Registration is now closed. Please keep an eye out for the recorded sessions.

Please help us prepare for the day by joining in this Novena to the North American Martyrs for all those who will be participating in this event.  We will begin praying this Novena on Monday, Oct 12th and finishing on Tuesday, Oct 20th.

Novena to the North American Martyrs


O God, who by the preaching and the blood of your blessed Martyrs, John and Isaac and their companions, consecrated the first fruits of the faith in the vast regions of North America, graciously grant that by their intercession the flourishing harvest of Christians may be everywhere and always increased. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


O God, who inflamed the hearts of your blessed Martyrs with an admirable zeal for the salvation of souls, grant me, I beseech you, my petitions and all the requests recommended here today, for everyone attending the October 20th meeting to be filled with the Holy Spirit in a new and powerful way for the saving mission of Jesus Christ, so that the favors obtained through their intercession may make manifest before men the power and the glory of your name. Amen.
St. John de Brébeuf, pray for us.
St. Isaac Jogues, pray for us.
St. Gabriel Lalemant, pray for us.
St. Anthony Daniel, pray for us.
St. Charles Garnier, pray for us.
St. Noël Chabanel, pray for us.
St. René Goupil, pray for us.
St. John de la Lande, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Queen of Martyrs, pray for us.

If you feel called to dive deeper into this Novena Prayer Intention and learn more about the North American Martyrs, please follow this link for a longer version of the novena which includes interesting history about each one of the North American martyrs. Long version of Novena to the North American Martyrs