MISSIONARY SPEAKER TO VISIT NEXT WEEKEND
On the weekend of August 8-9 we will be joined at all weekend Masses by Father Don Kirchner, CSsR, for our Summer Mission Appeal. This is an opportunity for the faithful of Chicago to connect with religious missionary communities. The missionaries explain their work and ask for our prayers, and we join with them in supporting their missions as part of our baptismal call to share the Gospel with the poor and marginalized of the world.
Father Kirchner is a representative of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists), Denver Province. The Redemptorists were founded in Italy in 1732 by St. Alphonsus Liguori. Their mission is to strive to follow the example of Jesus Christ by preaching the Gospel to the poor and the most abandoned, particularly to those who live on the margins of Church and society. They are known in the U.S. as evangelizers and as preachers for parish missions.
The Redemptorist priests of the Denver Province have established foreign missions in Brazil, Thailand and Nigeria. In the most impoverished regions of these countries, the Redemptorists have founded orphanages to care for abandoned children, hospices for HIV/AIDS patients, and vocational schools for children abandoned by their parents for being blind or disabled.
Below is a 10-minute video about the foreign missions of the Redemptorists of the Denver Province. Please pray for their missionary efforts and consider how you can help them in this work.