"Consolation" series with Fr. Jim Sichko
This year at the Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, Ohio the Franciscan Friars we will be focusing on the theme of “Consolation” at the Shrine.  “Consolation” can and will take on many forms.  We know ultimately that God is the source of all consolation.  But we turn to Our Blessed Mother for her intercession and help for our journey to consolation.  Mary knew pain and sorrow at so many points in her life.  She carried all this within her heart – misunderstanding, a broken heart, a troubled mind, fears and pain. Yet through the Cross and the Holy Spirit she lived with a freedom to trust and respond in faith, hope and love to all that life brought her. 

Mary knew God’s consolation and it has become a source of consolation for each of us.  We will be reflecting upon our lives, our sorrows and all the challenges of life.  Mary can teach us about consolation for she is the mighty intercessor to help us in life.

Fr. Jim Sichko will be the guest celebrant/preacher at the 5:30 pm. Mass (May 19) and 8:00, 10:00 and 12:00 noon Mass (May 20).  Fr. Jim will be sharing his reflections on “Consolation.”  Fr. Jim will also return the weekend of July 1, September 9. 

Fr. Jim is a priest from the Diocese of Lexington, Ky. He travels throughout the United States giving missions, retreats and days of recollection. Known for his story-telling, Fr. Jim travels around the country weaving every day life experiences with the rooted messages which lie within the Gospel. Pope Francis appointed Fr. Jim as one of the Missionaries of Mercy in the United States.
For more information contact us 419-396-7107 or look us up at olcshrine.com.

We invite you to join us May 19th at the 5:30 pm Mass
and May 20th at the 8:00 am, 10:00 am and the noon Mass for our “Consolation” series.