Father John Hurley, CSP

Rev. John Hurley, CSP, D.Min

Paulist Father John Hurley was ordained in 1977. His Evangelization ministry leadership began the following year in Portland, OR with the founding of the Paulist Center for Catholic Evangelization. He graduated from Catholic University, the Washington Theological Union, and holds a D.Min from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley.

He is the former Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat for Evangelization, the National Pastoral Life Center, and the Department of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Vicar for Evangelization for the Diocese of San Jose. He is also a consultant with Sadlier Publishing.

In 2014, he launched a new Paulist initiative NewEvangelizationStrategies.org where he serves as a consultant and missionary. In this position, he works with dioceses and parishes in making the paradigm shift from maintenance to mission for the New Evangelization.

He is a certified spiritual director and enjoys preaching for Cross Catholic Outreach to raise funds to support missionaries serving the poorest of the poor. In 2016 during the great Jubilee Year of Mercy, he was appointed by Pope Francis to serve as a Papal Missionary of Mercy, a mandate which was renewed.

He is based at historic Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco where he once served as pastor.