Published March 17, 2011
St. Matthew Church in Tyrone is offering a three-day Lenten mission in Spanish starting Sunday, April 3, through Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. The mission will be presented by Conventual Franciscan Friar Father Guillermo Aguilar Alamilla. All are welcome to attend.
Father Aguilar has been a Franciscan Friar since 1998 and was ordained a priest in 2006. Father Aguilar completed his philosophy studies at the Seminario Diocesano de Cuautitlan Izcalli in Mexico, and his theological formation at the Pontifica Facultad Teologica de San Giovanni Evangelista, in Palermo, Italy. He also specialized in the theology of the consecrated life, at the Instituto Claretianun of la Pontificia Facultad Lateranensis, in Rome, Italy.
His pastoral activities include collaboration with the Scalabrinian Missioners and the migrant Latino-American population in Rome. He has also worked in the outskirts of Mexico City ministering to the youth and as a marriage counselor.
Since August 2010, he has been working with the community of Conventual Franciscans friars serving the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Austin, Texas, where he is a resident priest and assistant youth minister.
With the theme “Christ gave himself for us. Lord, by Your cross and resurrection, You have set us free,” and using it as a starting point for the liturgical celebrations of the Easter Triduum, Father Aguilar will present how the Catholic Church lives the mystery of faith deeply, through biblical, liturgical and theological meditations, highlighting some of the important elements for conversion of people’s hearts to God.