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Since 1732, the Redemptorists — a congregation of missionary priests and brothers — have followed in Jesus’ footsteps, preaching the Word and serving the poor and most abandoned.
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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 May 20 through 26, 2018:

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My name is Trung-Tin Huynh. I was born into a Vietnamese traditional family in 1991. I lived in Vietnam for around 19 years and moved to Georgia in 2010. My thought of becoming a priest came to me when I was little, and it kept coming back to me after I moved to the United States. When I was in Georgia, I studied at Georgia Perimeter College and received my associate’s degree in computer science. Even when my study was going well, my desire to become a Catholic priest also grew stronger and stronger. [read more]


It’s 9 a.m. on a typical Tuesday morning at St. Clement’s Church in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Of the 100 or so daily Mass-goers, only a handful remain, chatting over a cup of coffee in the parish center.

Now a dozen men and women wait in front of a door at the other end of the lobby. As it opens, they rush toward the smiling volunteer seated at a desk, jostling and arguing about who arrived first. Learning that one guest has a doctor’s appointment in less than an hour, the volunteer negotiates an agreement acceptable to all.

Thus begins another day at the parish’s Outreach apostolate. With a mission to perform the spiritual and corporal works of mercy, [read more]


By Father Gerard H. Chylko, C.Ss.R.

If you’re looking for a spiritual activity to practice during Lent, here’s a suggestion I’ve borrowed from Katie Warner (see her website here).

For the season of Lent, get a calendar and for each of the 40 days, write down the name of one person. It can be a [read more]


For more than 20 years the Church has observed the annual World Day for Consecrated Life—a celebration begun by Pope St. John Paul II—on the Feast of the Presentation (Candlemas), February 2.

The occasion will be marked in parishes on the following weekend, February 3-4, 2018.

On the ancient feast of Candlemas candles are blessed, symbolizing Christ, the light of the world. Those in consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to everyone. The celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life is transferred to the following Sunday in order to highlight the gift of consecrated persons for the whole Church.

“Our Holy Father Francis has given the Church [read more]