Host a Priest

From Cross Catholic Outreach

Cross Catholic Outreach’s Outreach Priests are eager to serve your faith community. Each weekend, they travel to parishes nationwide, sharing both the Gospel and inspiring stories of how faithful Catholic ministries are serving the poor in the developing world.

In this way, Outreach Priests connect parishioners with the dedicated priests, religious sisters and Catholic lay workers who selflessly carry out those missions of mercy. Because ministries serving overseas depend on contributions from U.S. Catholics, Outreach Priests also play an important role by encouraging that support.

These visits offer a great opportunity for a parish to host a mission-focused weekend and are also helpful if coverage is needed during a pastor’s absence. An Outreach Priest visiting your parish:

  • Will not charge a fee or take a second collection. Informational brochures are placed in the pews and distributed to parishioners.
  • Celebrates Masses and administers other sacraments as needed, including confession.
  • Has safe environment training.
  • Creates an awareness of the plight of the poor internationally and gives parishioners an opportunity to engage in works of mercy.

Meet the Priests

Outreach Priests from Cross Catholic Outreach are ordained Roman Catholic priests in good standing, including six Missionaries of Mercy, and many of our priests are bilingual.

Fr. Sergio Serrano

Rev. Sergio Serrano, O.P.

Archdiocese of New Orleans, LA

…  is a Dominican Province of San Martín de Porres member, ordained in 2007. Former pastor in New Orleans and Ecuador. Now, Director of Hispanic Apostolate, New Orleans Archdiocese, pursuing a Doctorate in Ministerial Theology at Barry University, Miami, FL.

Fr. Pascal Kumanda

Rev. Pascal Kumanda, CICM

The Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

… is originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was ordained in 2013 in San Antonio, Texas, and is a missionary of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. As a missionary in Africa, he dedicated himself to the service of the sick, elderly, orphans, abandoned children and vulnerable communities.

Fr. Frank Iacona

Rev. Frank Iacona

Diocese of St. George’s in Grenada

… is a priest of the Diocese of St. George’s in Grenada and was ordained to the priesthood in 2002. Since 2011, he has served several parishes in the Diocese of St. Augustine. Fr. Iacona joined Cross Catholic Outreach in 2016.

Attend Mass by an Outreach Priest

Interested in hearing the message of mercy from an Outreach Priest from Cross Catholic Outreach? Here are a few upcoming dates and parishes where you can hear the stories of the poor.

Date Church City State
April 20-21 St. Sylvester Catholic Church Gulf Breeze FL
April 20-21 Holy Spirit Parish Winfield AL
April 20-21 St. Sylvester R.C. Church Medford NY
April 20-21 St. John The Evangelist Swampscott MA
April 20-21 St. Therese of Lisieux Parish Montauk NY
April 20-21 St. Joseph Catholic Church Pine Bluff AR
April 20-21 The Roman Catholic Parish of Saint Eulalia Roaring Brook Twp PA
April 20-21 Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church Burnet TX

You may also watch a sample of one of our Outreach Priests celebrating Mass.

Contact Us

We would love to speak with you and answer any of your questions about hosting an Outreach Priest! Click here to let us know how we can reach you.

Become an Outreach Priest

You can help bring God’s blessings to the poorest of the poor. Cross Catholic Outreach is seeking Roman Catholic priests in good standing who have weekends available to serve as an Outreach Priest. We would love to talk to you about this unique and fulfilling way to serve the world’s poor.