Parish Mission 2021


with Fr. James Marchionda, OP

Parish Mission is a special time in a parish when the community gathers together to gain further insight into a faith filled life. It is a time for grace and renewal of the parish through services and talks filled with stories, examples and meaning.  Click on the Titles to view the Mission Talk

Faith: The Living Saints of God – Monday, February 22nd

Hope: In God I Trust – Tuesday, February 23rd

Love: Becoming What We Pray – Wednesday, February 24th


FR. JAMES “JIM” V. MARCHIONDA, OP, is a Dominican priest, preacher, composer and woodwind instrumentalist (clarinet and saxophone) who, after being engaged in full-time parish mission preaching from 1994 – 2015, was elected Provincial of the Dominican Province of St. Albert the Great, based in Chicago.

Re-elected to a second term in August 2019, he continues to serve his Dominican community in a region spanning 14 states throughout the Midwest. In addition to administrative responsibilities, Fr. Jim maintains a limited schedule of preaching engagements whenever possible.

A noted composer for Chicago-based World Library Publications for over 35 years, one of his compositions, I Was Hungry, was sung during the communion rite at the funeral of Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Fr. Jim’s CDs and music collections are now available through G.I.A. Publications.

For more information please contact Dawn Ponnet at 626.403.6128 or To register, please visit and search for “Parish Mission”.


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