Theater of the Word to present "Faith of Our Father"

A local Catholic theater company has produced a play in honor of the Year for Priests.

Theater of the Word Inc. will present, “Faith of Our Father: The Story of a Priest,” to parishes and other groups during the Year for Priests.

The story focuses on Father Mike, a young priest recently appointed pastor at a suburban parish. In the midst of parish politics, fund-raising  fiascoes and the daily challenges of caring for souls, the priest’s own faith begins to falter, until he is visited by St. John Vianney, patron saint of parish priests.

Theater of the Word founder Kevin O’Brien said he wrote the script as a “way to honor our priests. If you put yourself in the position of these priests, it’s almost impossible to imagine that they do what they do.”

“We wanted to deal with this in a humorous way, but with an underlying message,” he said. “There are jokes about parish committees and all the ‘hassles’ a priest must face.”

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