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Features | It’s thank-you Thursday!

We’re so grateful for everyone who has given to help the Redemptorists serve the poor, preach the Gospel, and promote devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

Your goodness makes such a difference!

The following friends gave January 7 through 13:

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Features | Celebrate the feast day of Blessed Peter Donders

Feast day: January 14

Peter Donders was born in Tilburg, Holland, on October 27, 1809, and as a boy he felt called to the priesthood. His family was poor, and his schooling was cut short so that he could learn weaving, which was his father’s trade. At the age of 22, he entered St. Michael-Gestel Seminary. Ordained a priest on June 5, 1841, Donders set out for Paramaribo, Surinam, a Dutch colony. [read more]

Features | A message for Epiphany and the feast of St. John Neumann

By Father Matthew Allman, C.Ss.R.

Many of you may remember that I was stationed here St. Peter’s and the Neumann Shrine for four years, ending about three years ago. While I was stationed here, I did a lot of weddings. There are even a few couples that I married with us in the congregation this afternoon. It was one of the couples I was helping prepare for marriage a few years ago who introduced me to the “Five Love Languages.” Have you heard of them? [read more]

in memoriam | Father John Hamrogue, C.Ss.R., dies at 81

By Father Henry Sattler, C.Ss.R.

Father John Michael Hamrogue, C.Ss.R., died January 9, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Church in Bronx, N.Y.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on December 20, 1939, to Martin and Agnes Mary (Ronayne) Hamrogue. He had two sisters, Winifred (Donahue) Hamrogue and Agnes (Coakley) Hamrogue, and one brother, Richard Martin Hamrogue, who died [read more]

People & places | Windfall makes new lighting possible for OLPH Basilica

By Father John McKenna, C.Ss.R.

Recently the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn got a delightful surprise, a wonderful windfall. It turned out that for a very long time we’d been paying a utility bill that wasn’t ours. The power company, Con Edison, returned a large amount of money to the parish, just at the right time, during our 125th Jubilee Year.

This this unexpected good fortune has made possible the new LED lighting now being installed [read more]


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