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National Speaker, Author, and Host Fr. Larry Richards to Present Four-Day Mission in Lewiston on November 8-11

LEWISTON---Fr. Larry Richards makes two promises to anyone who attends part or all of his four-day mission in Lewiston.

“One, you will never be bored. And two, your life will be changed forever.”

A nationally known and captivating presenter, author, and TV and radio host, Fr. Larry has conducted hundreds of parish missions, conferences, and retreats. He is known to make the love of God real in his presentations. In 2014, his four-day presentation at Good Shepherd Parish in Saco drew standing room only crowds and are still talked about.

“It is my prayer that Fr. Larry Richards will begin a renewal of faith for all of us,” said Fr. Daniel Greenleaf, pastor of Prince of Peace Parish in Lewiston. “Please consider bringing someone to the mission who has been away from the Church by challenging him or her to at least attend one evening. Who knows how Fr. Larry, through the inspirations of the Holy Spirit, may speak to his or her heart to return to the Church? May God do great things in our midst.”

The mission will take place at the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, located on 122 Ash Street in Lewiston, from Monday, November 8, through Thursday, November 11. The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night. Homebound individuals who would like to participate should call the parish office at (207) 777-1200. All are welcome, including people of other faiths and no faith.

The themes for each day are:

Knowing God's love and practical information on how to pray

Love of others and the importance of family

Passion of Christ and repentance with individual confessions

A healing service in the context of adoration

Ordained to the priesthood in 1989 for the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, Fr. Larry speaks from his experiences as a pastor of an inner-city parish, a high school chaplain, and a counselor. Fr. Larry’s book Be a Man! Becoming the Man God Created You to Be! is a #1 best seller for Ignatius Press. He is the host of The Reason for Our Hope and Open Line on EWTN and Changed Forever with Father Larry Richards on Relevant Radio. He is also the founder of the Reason for Our Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ through CDs, DVDs, and books.

For more information, call (207) 777-1200 or visit