Holy Saturday: The Easter People

Last Chance Saturday The missionaries like to call Holy Saturday “Last Chance Saturday.”  It’s the day that we all run out of excuses.  “I’ll go to confession tomorrow.  I promise.”  “Do you know what tomorrow is, Julie?  It’s Easter!  We don’t do confessions on Easter!  This is it.  This is your last chance to get

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Holy Wednesday: A Prayer Cloud

Beautiful images, holy Church, blessed encounters, amazing graces!! What my teammate and I will remember most about this year’s Holy Week missions -so many positive encounters guided by the Holy Spirit.  What We will cherish most and continue to ponder in our hearts were the earnest and heartfelt  responses of the people we met to

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Good Friday: The Return

Drizzly, rainy day today.  Feels like Good Friday.  Uptown, the NY Tri-State youth team has already set out on their cross walk from Columbus Circle. I know from past years they will be touching hundreds if not thousands of souls with their witness as they collect prayers for their crosses on the long walk to

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Holy Thursday: Into the Promised Land

It’s been a long night on the streets.  We started in mid-afternoon and have just brought the last soul in.  Into the Promised Land.  Into the Upper Room.  Monsignor Sakano reminds us of the transformative power of grace, of the upper room, and of how by touching our hearts, Jesus gives us his.  Jesus converts

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Spy Wednesday: Brothers in the Byways

If the last two nights were the story of a handful of missionaries panning for souls in a fast moving, at times overwhelming, secular river of souls, tonight was almost the polar opposite.  Tonight, the entire Cheshire seminary arrived, in force.  We sent them out in teams of four into the streets, throughout the parish

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NYC Holy Week Missions, Day 2: Beyond the Empire

SIGN UP TO BE A NYC HOLY WEEK MISSIONARY   |   MORE INFO NYC Holy Week Missions, Day 2 “Beyond the Empire” Each night as I head into Manhattan for the mission I see skyscrapers in my view and wonder what’s beyond the Empire and in store for the mission. It’s been about 50 degrees but

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All You Need is Faith, Hope and Love

Dear Missionaries in Christ, In a few short days, we will be holding our 8th annual Ash Wednesday mission in So Ho.  Whether you are a mission regular caught up in the spiritual high of delivering needy souls to the Lord for healing, or an interested but as yet uncommitted bystander of this “Are you

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What we did was natural to nobody, it was supernatural.

After a fruitful Reconciliation Monday Advent mission outside St Patrick’s Cathedral Msgr. Ritchie, rector of St. Patrick’s, has invited us to return to the Cathedral for Reconciliation Monday in Holy Week. Mark March 26 on your calendars, now!  See below for recollections from the mission. During our training, Steve Auth told the team that the devil

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