Fr. José Helio Cantú , LC
St. Peter – St. Denis Roman Catholic Church, Yonkers, NY
From: Reynosa Tamaulipas, Mexico
Date of Ordination: December 22, 2007
Favorite Scripture: John 15:13-17
“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father. It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. This I command you: love one another.”
Favorite Hobby: Fishing, Golf, Cycling, Going to the Gym, Running.
Father José, what are your main apostolates within Regnum Christi?
I minister pastorally to the parishioners of our community of St. Peter-St. Denis in Yonkers NY.
I also accompany young men open to the priesthood through vocational pilgrimages to our Apostolic School in Indiana and our seminary in Cheshire, CT.
Additionally, I direct Spiritual Exercises for men and women in our parish in Yonkers and parish-based healing retreats.
Why do you love being a priest?
The salvation of souls above all is what moves me to give myself, and give myself generously. Jesus Christ our Lord gave us a great example of service and mercy to all men of all times.