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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NYC Holy Week Missions, Day 1: It Begins

SIGN UP TO BE A NYC HOLY WEEK MISSIONARY   |   MORE INFO 2018 Holy Week Mission Blog, Day 1 “It Begins” St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, SoHo, 2018.   One of the topics we’ve discussed with the missionaries  in our missionary boot camp program has been the role of you know who—the Prince of Darkness.  The Devil

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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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Jesus Does It All

Today’s Gospel is a wonderful summary of Jesus’ compassion, his power and his dedication. Truly he does it all. Fr Steven Reilly’s homily at St. Vito-Most Holy Trinity Parish, Mamaroneck, New York.

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Love and Responsibility

In 1998, as I arrived to Rome for the second time to continue my studies towards the priesthood I was entrusted with the responsibility of the administration of a parish, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  I was to work directly under the pastor of the Church.  I was young and inexperienced but full

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Mortification: Spiritual Masochism?

As a 20 year old seminarian I began studying the lives of the saints and one thing that soon stood out was the extreme measures some of them took to discipline “the flesh”.  And so we read the heroic feats of martyrs, the extreme measures of St. Francis of Assisi who would jump into cold

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Treasure or Trash?

Jesus talks about treasure in a field and the pearl of great price. Half the battle is just recognizing them. Fr Steven Reilly’s homily at St Vito-Most Holy Trinity, Mamroneck, New York.

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