A priest in green vestments smiles with a stained glass of a cross behind him.
Parishioners enjoy the engaging homilies of outreach priests from Cross Catholic Outreach.

Priests Needed: Work for Cross Catholic Outreach

Would you like to share your gift for preaching to help the poor? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Cross Catholic Outreach is blessed to have full-time and part-time priest-preachers who travel to parishes across the United States on weekends. They preach on the Scriptures of the day, celebrate the international missions of the Church and explain the role Cross Catholic Outreach plays in those ministries, ultimately seeking prayer and financial support on behalf of the poorest of the poor. The support this generates is used to provide needy families with food, water, housing, spiritual blessings and much more. Our inspiration for this work is found in Matthew 25:35- 46: “For I was hungry and you gave me food…”

Our outreach priests are effective because they have a heart for the poor. They also have the heart of Jesus. Through their preaching, the Scriptures come alive and inspire those listening to become more involved in international missions and the programs of Cross Catholic Outreach, which mirror the mission of the gospel. The word preached is an expression of God’s concern for his people — both those sitting in the pews and those across the world, some of whom need this encouragement to restore their hope.

Outreach priests are passionate ambassadors for Christ they believe and preach what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says in article 1397, namely, “The Eucharist commits us to the poor.”

Cross Catholic Outreach is currently looking for priests to join in its mission of education and mercy, and we eagerly explain this opportunity at events held by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men. If you have an interest, contact us today. We will train you and compensate you with a salary as well as all travel expenses. You can work as many or as few weekends as you have available.

Bishops or religious superiors can join in this effort, too, by helping us reach priests participating in academic studies or those moving into retirement who want to continue preaching on a part-time basis. Our greatest need is for fluent bilingual (Spanish/English) preachers, but all priests are welcome. If you are interested, please email OPRecruitment@crosscatholic.org or visit https://crosscatholic.org/parish-and-school/priests.

A theologian once said of preaching, “Preaching is the joy of speaking of what we love to whom we love.” Join us and express your love of God and the poor!

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Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2024, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.