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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Redemptorist Fr. James Wallace has written and edited two new books that are now available for purchase.

The first, Preaching in the Sunday Assembly: A Pastoral Commentary on "Fulfilled in Your Hearing," examines the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ 1982 document on Sunday preaching. Several scholars in homilietics, liturgy, and bibilcal studies examine the importance of formation of preachers and the new cultural challenges facing them in speaking to today’s Catholics in the pews. Fr. Wallace contributed chapter 2 on "The Preacher." Preaching in the Sunday Assembly is availalbe for purchase from Liturgical Press. Visit to order online or call 800-858-5450.

The second book, Living the Word: Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days (November 28, 2010 through November 20, 2011), provides commentary, reflection and discussion questions for the readings for 2011. The book is written by Fr. Wallace and Sr. Dianne Bergant, CSA. Living the Word is published by World LIbrary Publications and may be ordered online at or by calling 800-566-6150.

Father Wallace is a professor of homiletics at Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C. He professed vows as a Redemptorist in 1964, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1970.


Last Sunday, Redemptorists, family and friends gathered at Mount St. Alphonsus Retreat Center in Esopus, NY, to celebrate the annual memorial Mass for Redemptorists who have died in the last year.

Deceased Redemptorists who were remembered at this year’s Mass included:

Rev. Joseph T. Hurley (Oct. 30, 2009)
Rev. Dennis Demko (Dec. 30, 2009)
Rev. Sylvester Feeley (Jan. 9, 2010)
Rev. Albert Lamote (Jan. 12, 2010)
Rev. John Creaven (Jan. 23, 2010)
Brother Gilbert Mary Hunter (March 13, 2010)
Rev. Albert Stoeckel (May 13, 2010)
Rev. Robert Hopwood (June 24, 2010)
Rev. Arthur Mahoney (July 17, 2010)

Baltimore Provincial Patrick Woods was the celebrant and homilist:

Today, at this memorial Mass, we come to pray and remember the deceased Redemptorists and Redemptoristines who were part of our lives. We pray that God free them from any stain of sin and bring them to himself for the eternal life that he has promised them. This Mass is a powerful act of faith; we believe that the dead are alive. They are before the face of God and they are still loving and caring for us. Their lives have not ended with death, but have moved to a newer reality that is beyond our comprehension.

Click here to read his entire homily.


Baltimore Archbishop Edwin O’Brien celebrated the annual archdiocesan Red Mass for members of the legal profession at St. Mary’s Church in Annapolis Oct. 21. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was honored during a banquet after Mass.

Click here to read the story from the Catholic Review.


Join us for an evening of prayer, song, testimonies, and community at the Shrine of St. John Neumann, "the immigrants’ bishop." The bilingual prayer service will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Shrine/St. Peter’s Church, 1019 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA.

For more information,  call 215-627-2386.


Fr. Carl Hoegerl, archivist for the Baltimore Province, will offer a lecture on Blessed Seelos November 6 at noon at the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore, MD. "Blessed Francis X. Seelos in Maryland" is the second installment in the Baltimore Basilica’s fall lecture series.

For more information, call 410-727-3565 or visit Fr. Hoegerl has led much of the research and writing to support Blessed Seelos’ cause for sainthood. He is also the author of numerous articles and several books.