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Father Julian Szumilo, C.M. (1924 – 2014) R.I.P.

In the morning, Monday, April 7, 2014 Fr. Julian SZUMILO C.M. died at St. Francis Hospital, Harftord, CT in the age of 90, 64 years in priesthood and 70 year in vocation. He was the oldest Confrere in the New England Province.



Message of Pope Francis for World Mission Sunday 2013

World Mission Sunday, organized by the Propagation of the Faith, is a day set aside for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church’s missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice. In 2013, World Mission Sunday is celebrated on October 20. Annually, World Mission Sunday is celebrated on the next-to-last Sunday in October. As [...]


Oldest Vincentian priest in the United States dies in age of 102

With sadness Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission announced the death of Fr. Peter Goldbach, C.M.  With his rosary in hand, he died peacefully at 8:00 a.m., today, April 30, 2013 in the age 102.  He was the oldest Vincentian priest in the United States and presumably in the world. For him [...]


Easter Triduum of Pope Francis: Holy Thursday – Lord’s Supper Mass and homily [full text]

On Thursday evening as the sunset Pope Francis crossed the Tiber River bound for the city’s juvenile prison, Casal del Marmo (in English: ‘Marble House’) to begin the Easter Triduum breaking the tradition of celebrating the Lord’s Supper Mass in the Basilica of St. John on the Lateran. In a tiny simple chapel [...]


Easter Triduum of Pope Francis: Holy Thursday – Chrism Mass homily [full text]

“A good priest can be recognized by the way his people are anointed.” Pope Francis said in homily given in the Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in the morning today. “We need to go out, then, in order to experience our own anointing, its power and its redemptive efficacy: to the outskirts [...]


Homily of Pope Francis during Inauguration Mass [full text]

March 19, 2013, Feast of St. Joseph, Patron of the Church is the day when Holy Father Francis inaugurated his Petrine Ministry. After traveling around St Peter’s Square with estimated 150,000 people in open papamobile Pope visited the Tomb of St. Peter and next appeared outside the Basilica of St. Peter for the [...]