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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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The confreres of St. Alphonsus Villa in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., faithfully continue their prayer ministry with daily prayers and Mass in the morning. They fellowship with one another during common meals shared with the confreres of Sacred Heart Parish. At times pastors from area parishes stop by to fellowship with us at mealtime.

Throughout the year we host many events, [read more]


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 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]


By Father James Wallace, C.Ss.R.

Another year has passed at San Alfonso Retreat House in Long Branch, N.J., and this year almost 12,000 came for a retreat or a day or evening of prayer. The theme of our 2017 retreat weekends was Walking in the Dark, Living in the Light, given by the San Alfonso Redemptorist preaching team: Fathers John Collins, John McGowan, Kevin O’Neil, and Jim Wallace and Sister Gerrie Muller, S.S.J.

In addition to these weekend retreats, given to groups of women, men, and couples, we held other [read more]