Our Parish Mission has been proving a great success!
Fr. Tom Sullivan of the Father’s of Mercy is conducting the Lenten Mission. Tonight, Thursday, March 23rd, we will have Confessions from 6:00 – 6:45pm, then Mass at 7:00pm, followed by a reception to meet Fr. Sullivan. Confessions will resume if necessary after the reception.
“Fr. Thomas Sullivan was born in 1959 and is a native of Havertown, Pennsylvania. In 1998, Fr. Thomas became a member of the Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy. He is a 2004 graduate of Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut and was ordained to the priesthood in May 2004. Prior to his joining the Fathers of Mercy, Fr. Thomas owned and operated his own roofing company and worked extensively with the Missionaries of Charity throughout the world and with the Padre Pio Center in Barto, Pennsylvania.
“The Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy was founded in 1808, originally under the title of “the Missionaries of France.” The community was founded for the purpose of re-evangelizing the French people after the Catholic Faith had been subjected to years of attacks and persecution during the French Revolution. It is now exclusively an American community. The generalate is located in South Union, Kentucky. The primary apostolate of the Fathers of Mercy is to conduct parish missions and retreats throughout the country.
“During the mission, Fr. Thomas will encourage and challenge the parish community to make a stronger, deeper commitment to Christ, His Church and the Sacraments.”