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Fri, Aug 04


Branches Christian Rest & Renewal Center

Seeking the Peace of Christ with 3PM Healing Mass

Retreat Facilitator: Rick Paolini. Healing Mass celebrant: Rev. Lukasz Kopala During this retreat we will discuss and reflect on how scripture, passages from St. Faustina's Diary and life experiences will help us to find Christ's gift of Peace designed uniquely for each of us. Healing Mass at 3PM.

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Seeking the Peace of Christ with 3PM Healing Mass
Seeking the Peace of Christ with 3PM Healing Mass

Time & Location

Aug 04, 2023, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Branches Christian Rest & Renewal Center, 8251 Lower Lake Rd, Lodi, NY 14860, USA

About the event

Seeking the Peace of Christ is a day retreat of reflection and discussion. Rick states in this program, I share my personal walk seeking the peace Christ promised in the scripture. When I looked back at my life, I found that certain scriptures always caused me to ask myself the same questions. Examination of these questions and providing answers brought me closer to Jesus and His peace. Later, I would add passages from the Diary of St. Maria Faustina. My prayer for this retreat is that by reflection and discussion others will be motivated to find their personal Peace of Christ in the unique way God has chosen for them.  Our retreat will conclude with a Healing Mass at 3PM, during Our Lord's hour of Mercy.

Rick Paolini is Director of Finance and HR for Holy Family Communications, The Station of the Cross Catholic Media Network. The Station of the Cross Catholic Media Network is a network of 20 radio stations located in New York, Massachusetts, The New England Region, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and all around the world on the iCatholic Radio app.

In addition to his responsibilities as Director of Finance and HR, Rick is cohost of the weekly radio program Divine Mercy in My Soul spreading the message of God’s great mercy as revealed to St. Maria Faustina. Rick has had a great interest in studying and spreading the message of God’s Mercy since 1994 when he was introduced to the devotion by Amy Betros and his brother Norm, co-founders of St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy in Buffalo, New York.

Rick is very active in his local parish and has been a Faith Formation Catechist at every grade level over 43 years. He enjoys sharing his Catholic Faith and life experiences via talks and programs.

Rev. Lukasz Kopala is pastor at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Bowmansville, NY.


9:30 AM: Welcome and light breakfast foods

10:00 AM Session One

11:00  Quiet prayer time

11:30: Lunch

12:30  Session Two

1:30  Quiet prayer time

2:00  Questions and comments

2:40  Divine Mercy Chaplet

3:00  Healing Mass

4:00 Departure

Branches is an outdoor facility.  Our pavilion provides shelter from light rain, but if the forecast states a storm with strong winds, we will relocate to Mary Mother of Mercy Parish, 7231 Main St., Ovid, NY 14521.  You will receive a phone call if we need to relocate.  Thank you.


  • Seeking the Peace of Christ

    "Seeking the Peace of Christ" retreat will be held on Friday, August 4th. Your donation includes the retreat, breakfast refreshments, lunch and beverages.

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