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Delivering food, shelter, and hope to the poorest of the poor
Outreach Priests are an important part of the Cross Catholic Outreach ministry and can be a blessing to your faith community. Each weekend, they travel to parishes throughout the United States to share Cross Catholic’s mission, deliver inspiring homilies, increase parishioner engagement and deepen faith.
Outreach Priests share stories of faithful Catholic servants working in remote locations around the world, transforming individuals and communities and meeting the sacramental needs of a parish for mission-specific weekends, parish missions, special events or during a pastor’s absence. One of their goals is to motivate greater generosity toward the poor and greater support of Cross Catholic Outreach project partners serving impoverished families overseas. In this way, they share the Gospel — and through it, the message of charitable work.
Here are a few links to some recent Cross Catholic Outreach Priests’ visits:
Interested in hearing the message of mercy from a Cross Catholic Outreach Priest? Here are a few upcoming dates and parishes where you can hear the stories of the poor:
|Mar 11-12||St. Anthony/St. Joseph Parishes||Odessa||TX||Fr. Pascal N. Kumanda, C.I.C.M|
|Mar 11-12||Holy Spirit Church||Saint Paul||MN||Fr. Alan E. Bower|
|Mar 18-19||Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Parish||Easton||MD||Fr. Bernard Olszewski, Missionary of Mercy
Msgr. Ted Bertagni, Missionary of Mercy
|Mar 18-19||St. Joseph Catholic Church||Marietta||GA||Fr. Patrick McCormick|
|Mar 25-26||St. John Neumann Catholic Church||Lilburn||GA||Fr. Frank Iacona|
|Mar 25-26||Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church||Redwood City||CA||Fr. Carlos Chavez|
|Apr 1-2||Guardian Angels Catholic Church||Crystal Falls||MI||Fr. Augustine Temu|
“Our Lord doesn’t invite us merely to witness a great miracle. Our Lord invites us to witness and to imitate him. He invites us to perform a miracle.”
Excerpted from Fr. Frank Iacona’s homily.
“Pope Francis tells us, not only do we pray for the poor, we feed the poor. Because that’s what prayer is all about.”
Excerpted from Msgr. Martin’s homily.
“What did God say to you today? You are the salt of the Earth. Jesus believes in you. Fulfill today’s scripture, ‘to share your bread with the hungry, and to shelter the oppressed and the homeless, to clothe the naked, to be light to the world because, you are the salt of the Earth.’ It all flows together.”
Rev. Robert Sherry, excerpted from his homily at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, Clifton Park, NY.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs!” (Matt. 5:3)
Rev. Pascal N. Kumanda, C.I.C.M, excerpted from his homily at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Clarksville, TN.)