Published November 13, 2014
JOHNS CREEK—Teens, young adults and families are invited to the parish Advent mission of St. Brigid Church in Johns Creek Dec. 1-3. The theme of the mission is “And the Word Became Flesh.”
Those attending the mission program can choose from morning or evening times of 10-11:30 a.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. The church is located at 3400 Old Alabama Road.
Dumb Ox Ministries, based in New Orleans, will present the mission. The ministry takes its name from one of the church’s greatest theologians and saints.
“That’s the nickname of St. Thomas Aquinas. He’s our patron,” said Greg Boudreaux, the ministry’s creative outreach director.
Many of the Dumb Ox programs are based around St. John Paul II’s teachings on the Theology of the Body, said Boudreaux.
Theology of the Body (TOB) teaches how to cultivate authentic masculinity or femininity and helps prepare people to discern and pursue their unique vocations to love.
“It’s almost like a blueprint for living,” added Boudreaux. “We are each unique and unrepeatable.”
This particular themed mission was first presented last Advent, and it deals primarily with human relationships.
Boudreaux will present the music, and Brian Butler, director of the ministry, will present the mission programs. A breakout session for teens will be held on Tuesday evening, Dec. 2.
Butler will examine the relationship between Joseph and Mary, and how God calls male and female to make themselves gifts in a Holy Family; the gift of the sacraments where people encounter God in a bodily way, and the desire of the heart to receive the love of God.
Boudreaux, a musician, will present a mix of original and traditional songs that complement the message.
“There will also be times for prayer,” he noted.
The program is all about preparing for the Incarnation.
“It’s the season of TOB,” said Boudreaux about Advent. “God answered humans through the front door. He’s the one who shows us.”
Visit www.saintbrigid.org for more information or call 678-393-0060.