Spiritans Mission Appeal
The weekend of August 9 -10, Reverend Michael Begley, C.S.Sp. will visit our parish to speak at the Masses about the missionary work of the church and in particular that of the Fathers of the Holy Spirit ("the Spiritans"), earlier known as the Holy Ghost Fathers. To learn more about the Holy Spirit Fathers, visit their website at www.spiritans.org.
This visit is part of a national program whereby annually a representative of one of the missionary groups visits parishes of the Diocese to enlist support for the mission work of the church. The Congregation of the Holy Spirit is an international community engaged in a wide range of missionary activity in any areas of the world. For 15 years, Fr. Begley served as a missionary priest in Africa including Tanzania and Kenya, before returning to his native Ireland where he served as Director of the Spiritan Services for Refugees and Survivors of Torture for 12 years. He is currently based in Houston, TX as the Director of the Spiritan Office for Mission Advancement (SOMA).
When Jesus said: "You shall witness to me in Jerusalem and in Samaria and to the ends of the earth", He made the spread of the Gospel an essential part of our Catholic life.
We urge you to respond generously to Father Begley's appeal.
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