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Category: People & places

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]


By Frater Ako Walker, C.Ss.R.

On September 22, 2017, a few days after Hurricane Maria battered Dominica, the parish of St. Theresa in Barataria held a historic meeting of Dominicans living in Trinidad and Tobago. The meeting was chaired by Father Elton Letang, C.Ss.R., Father Cornelius Phillip, FMI, a Dominican priest working in Trinidad, and other prominent Dominican/Trinidadian citizens.

The main item on the agenda was how Dominicans living in Trinidad could help [read more]


By Father Kevin Murray, C.Ss.R.

There is a ferry boat service from St. Lucia to Dominica. Having lived and ministered in St. Lucia for the past six years, I have been to the ferry terminal in the capital city of Castries many times. Normal departure for the boat is 7 in the morning; check-in time begins two hours before leaving. The usual scene at the terminal includes a line of 75 or more people with a reasonable amount of luggage ready to make the trip.

On the morning of October 3, two weeks after the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria [read more]


This year marks 125 years of service to the people of God in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, through the venerable gray lady, Our Lady of Perpetual Help. On Saturday, October 28, as part of a yearlong jubilee celebrating the Redemptorist presence here, the parish welcomed back alumni of the parish and school. More than 500 people returned home to OLPH, including one woman who graduated from eighth grade in 1957.

“Home is where we belong,” said Father John McKenna, [read more]

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