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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Money Changers in My Temple

SIGN UP for NYC Holy Week Missions | More info “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.” John 2: 16 Dear Missionaries in Christ, Incredibly, Holy Week is just three short weeks ahead! Let’s use the next three weeks to prepare our souls to be the very best missionaries

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Message from Monsignor Sakano

This was the most memorable of Holy Week’s. Not because it was the most recent, but because of all the ancillary but related things that were happening, especially during the Triduum.  Images of distress and relief, bad news and good news, tears and laughter were very prominent in the way I experienced Holy Week this

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The Net Is Cast

  Holy Thursday “At your command, I will cast the nets.”  Luke 5:5 With the neighborhood still reeling from the onslaught of the Cheshire brothers last night, we prepare today for the one-two punch:  the TriState teens, 50 strong, pull in at 3:30.  Full of joy.  Full of enthusiasm.  Ready to roll.  We talk about

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Layers

  Holy Wednesday “When it was evening, he reclined at the table with the Twelve.  And while they were eating, he said, “Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.”  Deeply distressed at this, they began to say to him one after another, “Surely it is not I, Lord?’” Matthew 26:20-22 Saint

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