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THE STORY OF FAITH ...  or ...  LET THERE BE LIGHT!
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Our very popular 3-day missions are an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a dramatic performance of the most ancient Christian stories, tied together over several nights, to be reminded of who we are called to be, and where the real joy in life is to be found. 

Tremendously entertaining for all ages, but also faith-nourishing, they are perfect as a special event any time of year:

  • as a fall kick-off event (great for Faith Formation)
  • an Advent mission
  • a Lenten mission
  • a multi-parish or deanery event
  • an ecumenical or community outreach event
  • or as part of an anniversary year celebration

                          

We will be happy to work with you to tailor the mission to your church's needs and budget, adjusting its length from 1-4 days.  If you have a school, Frank will perform for your kids for free: SALT & LIGHT (a 40-minute children's comedy) as part of a 3-day mission.

                   THE STORY OF FAITH

THE STORY OF FAITH has been hosted by many parishes across America over the past twenty years, garnering rave reviews--"The best mission we've ever had!"--(see the list to the right)--and is very appropriate for the upcoming Year of Mark in the lectionary (and the current year of Matthew).

The three nights of THE STORY OF FAITH follow a natural progression:

The First Night

 

The story of what God has done in the life of Jesus, a deeply-moving performance of AFRAID!: THE GOSPEL OF MARK.

The Second Night

 

Jesus tells us where the real joy in life is to be found--and the part we are called to play in the story of faith--in Matthew's SERMON ON THE MOUNT.  The Sermon is followed by a Conversation with the Actor.  Frank reflects on the first two nights, our experience of God's Word as drama, and the importance of hearing Scripture in a deeply personal way.  He takes questions from the audience, and concludes the evening with personal stories from his own faith journey.

The Third Night

 

The final night, HOLLYWOOD vs. FAITH, Frank takes a humorous but also deeply challenging look at the story that we are actually living, the struggle we face daily as Americans to live lives of real joy in the middle of a media-centered culture.

Frank concludes the mission with a call for us to enjoy what is good in the artistry of the media, but not to center our lives so much around their storytelling. He offers several simple suggestions of how we might embrace our part in the story of faith, and come to live lives of real joy.

THE STORY OF FAITH mission may be abbreviated:

  • to 2 nights
    (by combining SERMON and HOLLYWOOD on the second night)
  • Or extended to 4 nights
    (by adding LUKE or JAMES).

               

We also offer a second mission:

     

                    LET THERE BE LIGHT!

Our new mission received rave reviews during the Year of Mercy ... Great for the darker months of the year, especially January thru March!   Many parishes have hosted it for Lent.

It features:

The three nights also follow a natural progression:

SIGNS: THE GOSPEL OF JOHN -- The story of what God has done in Jesus....i.e., Light has come into the world.  All the drama and power of this beloved Gospel are brought to life in a spellbinding performance, ending in the raising of Lazarus.  

LUKE: STORIES ON THE ROAD-- Jesus' famous parables on the road to Jerusalem, shedding new light on who we are in the story God is telling... an evening filled with humor and surprising insights.  Frank shares reflections and stories from his own faith journey, helping us to see--and hear--these stories in a new way.

THE LETTER OF JAMES--Having heard God's Word, James asks, what are we actually going to do?... Words of wisdom, spoken to a church full of real characters... concluding with a call to know the joy of truly being a People of Light.

The mission may also be abbreviated to just one or two of the plays, if you prefer.  Contact us for more details.

While Frank is in town performing a mission at night, he often visits schools during the day:

  • to perform SALT & LIGHT for Grades K-4
    (a 40-minute children's comedy)

  • to speak to Grades 5-8 about HOLLYWOOD vs. FAITH
    (a 40-minute version, geared specifically for Grades 5-8)

Be sure to contact other churches and schools in your community, who may wish to take advantage of Frank's being in town, to host a performance at their school—or perhaps, even co-host one of the evenings of THE STORY OF FAITH or LET THERE BE LIGHT!

For more information on hosting  FAITH... or LIGHT ...        CONTACT US x 

The following churches have hosted a mission recently.

Call them for their reviews:


Fr. Chris Brey - St. Anthony of Padua

     Effingham, IL - 217-347-7129
Fr. Mike Miller - St. Margaret Mary

     Chino, CA - 909-591-7400
Msgr. Vaugha or Kathy - St. Catharine

     Holmdel, NJ - 732-842-3963 x13

Joan Boutros - St. John & St. Mary

     Chappaqua, NY - 914-238-3260 x110

Fr. Charles Viviano - Resurrection

     Lakeland, FL - 863-644-0585
Sister Joyce - Our Lady of Pompeii

     Lancaster, NY - 716-683-6522 x103

Fr. David Hulshof - St. Vincent de Paul

     Cape Girardeau, MO - 573-335-7667
Lynn Sale or Pastor - Holy Infant

     Durham, NC - 919-383-2802

Fr. James Steffes - St. Augustine

     Austin, MN - 507-437-4537

Renee Bhatia, DFF - St. Thomas More

     Kansas City, MO - 816 - 942-2492

Fr. Keith Streifel - St. Joseph

     Dickinson, ND - 701-483-2223
Fr. Jeffrey Maassen - Our Lady

     Festus, MO - 636-937-5008  
Nancy or Fr. Flynn - St. Matthew

     Southborough, MA - 508-485-2285
Lindsey Vander Wielen - Holy Angels

     West Bend, WI - 262-334-3038
Anita Devord - St. Thomas More

     Appleton, WI - 920-739-8172

Fr. Jim or Jan, YM – St. John Vianney

     Bettendorf, IA – 563-332-7910 
Laura Fell or Fr. Ron - St. Richard

     Racine, WI - 262-637-8374
Betsy Diskin or Fr. Derosier, St. Mary

     Ayer, MA - 978-772-2414
Mary Strojny, YM - Holy Family

     Endwell, NY - 607-785-4581
Sr. Joan Miller - St. Vincent de Paul

     Shelbyville, IN - 317-398-4028
Sr. Donna - Immaculate Conception

     Brookfield, MO - 660-258-2507
Fr. Dan Gartland - Holy Spirit

     Fishers, IN - 317-849-9245 
Fr. Jerry Gamrot - Holy Face

     Great Mills, MD - 301-994-1205
Kathy or Msgr. Bridges- St. Stephen

     Midland, TX - 432-520-7394
Judy Clark - St. Mark

     Plano, TX - 972-578-9583 
Andrea, DRE or Pastor - St. Stanislaus

     Pleasant Valley, NY - 845-635-1700 
Cris Wensel, DRE - St. Louis

     Pittsford, NY - 585-586-5675
Fr. Neil Kookoothe - St. Clarence

     N. Olmsted, OH - 440-734-2414 

Susan Bridgforth - St. Peter

     Jupiter, FL - 561-575-0837

Fr. Wymes, or Terri, DRE - St. Timothy

     Chantilly, VA - 703-378-7461

Fr. Richard Yagesh - Holy Child

     Bridgeville, PA - 412-221-5213

Julie Friebel - Sacred Heart of Jesus

     Shelby, OH - 419-342-2797

Donna Allan - St. Mary

     Swormville, NY - 716-688-9380

Darlene Bednarz - St. Philip Neri

     Twinsburg, OH - 330-425-8141

Rob Saley or Fr. Matt - St. Jude

     Oshkosh, WI - 920-235-7412

Mary Kaleta - St. Robert Bellarmine

     Burbank, CA - 818-846-3443

Paul Vance - St. Mark the Evangelist

     San Antonio, TX - 210-435-6211

Fr. Terry Rasmussen - St. Joseph

     New Hope, MN 763-544-3352

Fr. Dennis or Michelle - St. Stephen

     Oak Creek, WI  414-762-0552

Teresa Neuman, DFF - St. Patrick

     Inver Grove Hts, MN - 651-455-6624

Fr. Chuck Slisz - St. Christopher

     Tonawanda, NY - 716-692-2660

Deacon Lincoln - St. Rose/St. Mary

     Clintonville, WI - 715-823-3416

Michele Meny, Adult FF - St. Francis

      Grapevine, TX - 817-481-2685

Sr. Kate - St. Michael the Archangel

      Troy, NY - 518-283-6110

Ann Lensmire, DRE -St. Francis

     Manitowoc, WI - 920-684-3718 X105

Mary Fitzgerald, Fr. Judge - St. Martin

      Buffalo, NY - 716-823-7077

Christine Meugniot - St. Louis de M.

     Santa Maria, CA - 805-937-8363
Fr. Brian or Maria,,DRE -
MPH of Mary

     Topeka, KS - 785-272-4727
Fr. Paul Kochu, Pastor - St. Luke

     Palm Harbor, FL - 727-786-3648

Nancy - Columbia Presbyterian

     Vancouver, WA - 360-695-8589

Carolyn Steinfeldt - Zion Lutheran

      Sandusky, OH - 419-625-2112

Rev. Sue Marie - St. John U.C.C.

     Kutztown, PA - 610-683-8531

ADDITIONAL CHURCHES TO CALL,

WHO HAVE HOSTED A MISSION:

St. Paul - Louisville, KY -502-935-1223

St. Patrick - Toledo, OH - 419-381-1540

St. Albert - H Valley, PA - 215-947-3641

St. Anthony - Oxnard, CA - 805-443-5713

Corpus Christi - Destin, FL - 850-654-5422
St. Louis - Pittsford, NY - 585-586-5675
St. Patrick - Toledo, OH - 419-381-1540
St. Anne - Bristol, VA - 276-669-8200

St. Mary - Buffalo Grove, IL- 847-537-9458

St. John N- Bohemia, NY -631-567-1765

St. Ann - Colonial Hts, VA- 804-526-2548

Sacred Heart - Marengo, IL- 815-568-78782

Holy Redeemer,Marshall,MN 507-532-5711

Holy Redeemer-Jenison, MI 616-669-9220

St. John - Delphos, OH - 419-695-4050

Holy Infant - Trussville, AL -205-655-2541

St. Bernard - Rockville, CT - 860-875-0753

St. Joseph – Ironton, OH – 740-532-0712

St. Christopher-Tiverton, RI 401-447-1532

St. Pius X - Omaha, NE  - 402-558-8446

St. Paul - Athens, OH - 740-593-7822

St. Augustine - Ashland, IL - 217-962-0430

St. Timothy – Trenton, MI – 248-426-0159

St. Patrick – Lake Forest, IL 847-234-1401

St. Jude – Peoria, IL – 309-243-7811

St. Joan of Arc – Lisle, IL – 630-353-4528

St. Augustine - Lebanon, KY 270-692-3019

Precious Blood - Dayton, OH 937-276-5954

St. Basil - Brecksville, OH - 440-526-1686

St. Benedict, McMurray, PA 724-941-9587

Our Lady of P.H. Toledo, OH 419-382-5511

Holy A's-Chagrin Falls,OH - 440-708-0000

St. Ana - St. Augustine, FL - 904-471-5364

WHAT'S AVAILABLE? (Click on the icons below for details)
Sermon
on the Mount
A Christmas
Comedy
Signs:
Gospel of John
Luke
Stories
Salt & Light:
A Comedy for Kids
Afraid!
Gospel of Mark
Media Stories
with Humor
The Letter
of James
2- or 3-Day
Event