St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Longview, TX will be holding a parish mission with Fr. Casey Cole, OFM July 9th-11th. The topic for this weekend will be Fr. Casey’s book “Let Go: Seven Stumbling Blocks to Christian Discipleship” and how to overcome the obstacles that often get in the way of following Christ. 

Fr. Casey will be presenting and answering questions in the church at St. Mary’s on Friday, July 9th and Sunday, July 11th at 6pm. The presentations will be followed by a reception and fellowship in the Parish Hall. 

On Saturday, July 10th, a Young Adult Barbeque will be hosted at the rectory following the 5:30pm Mass. This event is open to all Young Adults (18-39 years). RSVP is required for the Young Adult event. Please contact the parish office: 903-757-5855 or

Fr. Casey will also be preaching at the three Sunday liturgies at St. Mary’s on July 10th and 11th. 

Fr. Casey graduated from Furman University in 2011 with a degree in Religious Studies and a minor in Poverty Studies. He entered the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) in August of 2011, made solemn profession in August of 2017, and was ordained to the priesthood in June of 2019. Fr. Casey has published two books, Called: What Happens After Saying Yes to God and Let Go: Seven Stumbling Blocks to Christian Discipleship. He is the creator of two YouTube channels, and regularly gives talks throughout the country on evangelization and vocations.

For more information please contact St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Longview: 903-757-5855 or

To learn more about Fr. Casey and his ministry, visit his YouTube Channel or


St. Mary’s Catholic Church

2108 Ridgewood Dr. 

Longview, TX 75605