“Your Mission saved my life! Thank you for coming…”
Michael, Lake Worth, Florida
“You have made such a tremendous positive impact on the lives of so many kids in our Church. Thank you so much for what you have done for us!”
Mary, Cottonwood, Idaho
“You made me feel loved and worthy of God’s Mercy. You gave me an entirely new outlook on my life and my faith. Thank you.”
Myra, Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Parish Missions bring LIFE back to Catholic Churches!!!
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I am Richard Lane, not only am I the son of NFL Hall of Fame legend Dick “Night Train” Lane, but most importantly I am a lay (non-ordained) Catholic Evangelist in full-time ministry.
For the past 12 years the Lord has blessed me to travel the world, preaching, teaching and sharing the Word of God to millions of people; via Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), CatholicTV out of Boston, MA., Ave Maria Radio and many other Catholic and Christian Apostolates around the United States, South America as well as Asia.
Though my Parish Missions, lives have been saved, people have experienced an encounter with the Lord they have never felt prior. Youth and Youth Adults are motivated and excited about these missions! Dead churches have been transformed into LIVING places of Worship!
There is VERY LITTLE planning on your part for a Richard Lane Parish Mission;
Permission from the Pastor
Agree on dates for the Parish Mission
Provide Richard Lane Ministries with a $700.00 non-refundable retainer fee to lock your mission into his schedule, along with a completed engagement agreement
Richard will arrive the Saturday prior to your mission to speak at the Vigil Mass as well as all Sunday Masses to give people a taste of what to expect at the Mission.
Three weeks prior to the mission you will receive a professional, custom PDF flyer for your mission to be placed in your bulletin, website and all social media links.
Richard will take care of his own lodging, air and ground transportation for your mission
Richard would only ask to take up and receive a “Free Will Love Offering” at the end of each nights preaching, for his services.
I would truly be honored to come and lead a Mission at your parish. Here are just a few of the missions;
– “Standing on the Rock of Faith”
This mission teaches about an Encounter with the LIVING Lord
What is Faith biblically, theologically and personally
How do we as Catholics enter into that personal relationship with Christ
How do we as Catholics express our joy and love for Christ and His Church
How do we invite others IN to experience this encounter
– “From Dust to Glory”
This mission chronicles not only our faith but our existence from creation of dust
How and why God created us/man/human
How we traversed from the initial fall of Grace; out of the bondage of Egypt into the Promised Land
How we continue to traverse this desert experience called life
How we are strengthened through our Emmaus Road experience in seeing God with us
How we are to rejoice in the Pascal Mystery and the Saving Graces of Christ
– “Mercy Mercy Me”
This mission series based upon the year of Mercy is a powerful healing mission
Healing from past hurts and pains in our personal and church lives
How do we first forgive ourselves then begin to forgive others
How we are called to be the Living and Visible sign of the Fathers Mercy upon others
Richard Lane Ministries can customize a Parish Mission series for your parish, as well as provide missions for Pentecost, Advent, Lent and Easter.
Please email IMMEDIATELY RichardLaneMinistries@gmail.com for immediate openings and availability for your parish!
Thank you and God bless you.
Richard Lane Ministries
God’s Open Door of Mercy is waiting not only for you to walk through it, but bring others with you. This Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy begins on December 8, 2015 and runs through November 26, 2016. During this time our Holy Father Pope Francis has set forth several edicts for Dioceses, local church’s, as well as families to understand and follow. This will be an opportunity for all of the Church to understand our primary calling; to be a sign; a witness; an instrument of God’s Mercy.
This SPECIALIZED, one of a kind parish mission, conducted by Catholic Evangelist Richard Lane, will bring people to a NEW understanding of their faith, understanding God’s Mercy, receiving it, (through the Sacraments), and giving it away freely to others throughout the world. How do we apply God’s Mercy in our daily lives. Here is a clip from Richard’s latest appearance on CatholicTV.com speaking of the Year of Mercy.
Please do not wait to have your parish experience this week of healing and renewal.
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There are THREE OPEN DATES for the remainder of 2015; weeks of;
November 29, 2015
December 4, 2015
December 20, 2015
Permission from the Pastor
Confirmation of Date
PLANNING IS EXTREMELY MINIMAL on the part of the parish. WE HAVE DONE IT ALL FOR YOU!!!
Richard Lane Ministries will provide you with;
A professional and personalized flyer for your mission
Talking points for announcing this mission at your upcoming Masses
Richard Lane will arrive on the Saturday prior to the mission to speak at the Vigil Masses as well as all Sunday liturgies, to get people fired up about attending the mission.
Years ago when I lived in Northern California, I visited the now closed and tourist attraction, Alcatraz Island. Home to some of the most notorious prisoners in U.S. History. This facility was closed on March 21, 1963 after 29 years in operation. I mention this because on July 9, 2015, I somewhat stepped back into time.
I was asked last week when I got here to Paramaribo, Suriname if I would be interested in doing a visit to a local prison. The gentleman said, “there might only be about 5 guys in attendance, would you still like to go?” My typical response, “if there are 200, I will go; if there are 20, I will go; if there are only 2, I will still go.”
As we pulled up to the facility which seemed to be well over 50-70 years old, set in the midst of a residential neighborhood, I noticed the 20’ plus high stone walls. We entered and rang a door bell next to a 15’ high steel roll up door. The door clicked and unlocked and we entered. This area was the holding area for trucks and vehicles entering the prison. You drive in, the door rolls down, and ultimately the door in front rolls up so you would be able to enter the facility.
We were asked for i.d. and I promptly handed my Passport to the guard who was a woman. Two women actually working the front gate of a faculty that holds 200 incarcerated men. Upon being cleared we were then ushered through a metal detector and then through a steel gate with keys that seemed as if they were handed down from Alcatraz. Three male guards, armed with older 9 millimeter side arms (they almost looked like 20 year old Browning 9 millimeters), to the office of the person in charge. Surprisingly it was a woman. Very welcoming, very kind, but also very stern and strict. Upon meeting and chatting with her for several minutes, mind you this is a Dutch speaking country and the majority of the inhabitants of this Nation are of African decent… meaning… the majority of them are Black people who speak Dutch. Fortunately while I was in the United States Army Military Police Corp, one of the many things I learned, aside from how to drink plenty of Schnapps, was how to speak German. German and Dutch are very similar languages and I am able to follow along in their conversations.
We were led to an area where the inmates would be gathered for worship if you will. Walking in 90 degree temps, sun BEAMING down upon us, walking through dirt and then a garden area next to a large stone facility we turned into the prison area. Walking through a corridor with large steel bars on my right and left, leading down a hallway of approximately 40 cell’s in each hallway. No air conditioning; no light; the cells seemed to be approximately 10’ X 10’. They seemed to keep the same ambiance that was placed in them 50 – 60 years ago when this facility was built.
When we turned the corner we heard signing… praise singing… male voices, more than 2; more than 20; there were approximately 35-40 men gathered on the patio singing and praising God. I was astounded to see these men who came out to hear a foreigner talk about God in another language that I was unsure they wouldn’t even understand, but the Language of Love, the Language of Christ is understandable by all!
I must admit, earlier in the day I was concerned as to what I would talk with these men about. I had no idea who they were and they darn well certain had no idea of who I was (which I am nothing but a sinful man, saved by the Grace of God). I opened my Bible earlier that day and it opened to Paul’s letter to the Roman’s Chapter 8 beginning at verse 28 (for those of you who KNOW your Bible, your heart should be fluttering right now… YES you should be getting Holy Flesh when you just see, Romans 8:28) continuing to the end of the Chapter.
I was introduced by the man who invited me, who comes monthly to visit these men and pray with them and worship with them. Just an ordinary small Catholic Business man who believes in Prison Ministry. Once he introduced me, I welcomed them to praise God, “If you love Jesus and you KNOW HE is the head of your life I want you to stand and give him a SHOUT of PRAISE RIGHT NOW!” Well that set the tone for the next hour of preaching. I read the reading, it was translated in Dutch, I prayed and the Holy Spirit took over. It was AWESOME… Glory and Praise be to God! What a GLORIOUS time was had by all.
There I was surrounded by 40 men, incarcerated for everything from theft, assault, drug dealing, drug smuggling, manslaughter, rape, attempted murder and murder. We all continued to praise the NAME of the Lord and the Spirit preached to the souls held captive today. The Spirit of the Lord was truly upon me and He spoke Words of Life into men whose eyes were dark with death, hopelessness, depression and pure evil; the Lord spoke RELEASE to those who had not been just confined and imprisoned physically, but Spiritually.
Upon the conclusion of preaching I invited them to stand and receive God, if someone did not know Jesus, they were given an opportunity to stand and come forward and say “yes I want to know MORE about this Man named Jesus… this Man who say’s that ALL things are possible for those who love Him”. Several men came forward. I even gave the opportunity to those men who were behind the stone walls, but within the sound of my voice, those who were behind the cages and bars, the Spirit spoke to their hearts and His voice was heard by all… EVEN the JAILERS were spoken too and prayed for!
To see and worship and pray with these men, who are imprisoned in a facility that would make Alcatraz look like the Waldorf Astoria; a facility that has NO air-conditioning in 90 to 100 degree sweltering heat; a facility that you know has rodents running rampant, where men have even little of their dignity left, but for me to have been a short light in the darkness, was a great blessing.
Finally, before I left, I hugged each man who attended and as I prayed healing prayers and deliverance prayers over these men, I noticed one man who was continually wiping tears from his eyes. He came to me at the end and said, “I have been placed in charge of these men. I am their leader. The spiritual leader…” as he wiped tears from his eyes. “I am not a pastor, I am not a reverend, I am not an evangelist like you, I cannot preach like you and cannot motivate people like you, I don’t know what I am doing, but THEY are looking at me to be their leader and I don’t want to disappoint God. I don’t’ want to be responsible for their well being because I don’t know what to do. I am not the one… why has God chosen me?”
I smiled at him during his talking with me and I thought of myself. I asked someone 10 years ago… my wife… “why me, why am I being called to this, I am nothing, I am not a Priest, Deacon, Reverend, I don’t even know the Bible… why me?” I responded to this man’s question, with the same response given to me 10 years ago by my wife, “Why NOT you? God has chosen you, over all people, He has anointed you, challenged you and COMMANDED you to GO… GO out and teach, anoint, minister and share the Good News that has been given to you.” The man wept even more and looked at me and said… “Yes sir, I will go. Yes sir, I will lead them. Yes sir, I WILL trust in the Lord, just please brother… pray for me because I cannot do it without your prayers.” I promised him I would pray for him daily.
Sitting back now, several hours later, preparing to preach tomorrow at this Nations FIRST ever Catholic Men’s Conference, I am humbled and honored to have been used by the Lord. I am humbled and honored and thankful to so many people, family, friends and those I have met along the way, who have shaped my path. “There go I, but for the Grace of God.” I should have been one of those men in prison; I should have been one of my classmates in Detroit who died in the streets, addicted to drugs, but through the GRACE… his AMAZING Grace, I have been saved. Through His Amazing Grace… others have come to know His Name, His Word and His Light in the Darkness and it is ALL for HIS Glory, Honor and Praise.
Thank You Lord for letting me see the Rock down under today. Thank You Lord for being my Rock, the Rock of Ages.
Thank You Lord for Your Amazing Grace.
I love you Suriname… thank YOU!
“Suma Nami” Blessie Blessie Blessie!!!
Stay tuned for more to come from Suriname South America!
Richard Lane Ministries
Marshawn Lynch, one of the preeminent running backs, perhaps “The BEST” in Professional Football today, more affectionately known as #BeastMode, (I LOVE that nic), attended the annual Superbowl Media Day Press Conference last week.
For those of you who might not know, Mr. Lynch is not affectionate when it comes to speaking with the media. He does not like to do interviews at all. What ever your views on this is irregardless, he just does not trust the media, and in some ways, I cannot blame him.
In typical #BeastMode fashion, he refused to speak with the media, and for five minutes, repeated “I’m here so I won’t get fined.”
In my humble opinion he sounds like a lot of Catholics who “Attend” Mass on Sunday’s. “I’m here so I won’t get Fined”, “I’m here because it’s a Holy Day of OBLIGATION.” “I’m here so I won’t go to hell.” In over 10 years of Catholic ministry, having been blessed to speak and preach in hundreds of Parishes around the U.S. and South America, I can pick these people out in an instant. You can tell from when they get out of their car’s, walk into the Church (five minutes after Mass has started), sit during the homily and Eucharistic Celebration, in a manner VERY similar to Marshawn, and then LEAVE early prior to the end of Mass.
I am NOT in anyway beating up or talking bad about Mr. Lynch. As a matter of fact, I admire him for speaking (or not speaking in this case) is mind. He is not wanting to waist people’s time, yet the media continue to FEED off this. His ON the field work says it all as well as his off the field work in the community of Seattle and his hometown of Oakland, SPEAKS VOLUMES, but no one is reporting about that!
Now back to us #Catholics. They come in Late, just in time to hear the Gospel being read (in the nick of time for it… the Mass ‘to count’) then they sit, stone faced and immobilized until the sign of peace and then they do what I call… “the Holy Flip-off” by flipping you the Peace Sign (because they don’t want to look bad), then after communion, the RUN OUT the SIDE door… saying “I’m just here because it’s an OBLIGATION”.
Just because I am married, does not mean that I am OBLIGATED to come home to my wife. I come home to my wife because I LOVE her and I want to spend as much time with her as I possibly can… because we are in “Relationship” together. Similarly we should not run to Catholic Mass as if it is an OBLIGATION. We should be their because we are in “Relationship” with our Lord. Because He is everything and we can do nothing without Him.
Let us emulate the On-Field performance of #BeastMode and let us go out and SHARE that RELATIONSHIP with others, and lets stop looking like, “I’m here so I won’t get fined.”
Blessings and Peace to you and yours and enjoy this (as I call it) extra (unholy) day of Obligation… Big Game Sunday… (can’t say the coined name or I will get fined!)
Richard Lane Ministries
PS… Yes.. This DIE HARD Lions Fan is Rolling with the #12ThManNation! #GoSeahawks #Back2Back