During the weekend of August 4-5, 2018, Rev. Dr. James Okoye, CSSp, will visit our parish to speak at the Masses about the missionary work of the Church and in particular that of the Spartans (Congregation of the Holy Spirit, previously known as the Holy Ghost Fathers). To learn more about the Spiritans, please visit their website at http://spiritans.org.
This visit is part of a national program in which annually a representative of one of the missionary groups visits parishes of the Diocese to invite the parish to share in the mission work of the universal Church. The Spiritans are an international community engaged in a wide range of missionary activity in over 60 countries throughout the world.
Fr. Okoye is the Director of the Center for Spiritans Studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. His ministry as a priest has included congregational leadership as Provincial of the Nigerian Congregation of Spartans and General Assistant in the Congregation’s headquarters in Rome.
When Jesus said: “You shall witness to me in Jerusalem and in Samaria and to the ends of the earth,” He made the spread of the Gospel an essential part of our Catholic life.
We urge you to respond generously to Father Okoye’s appeal. Thank you for your generous support!
For more information please see their website at http://spiritans.org and if you have any questions please call the Parish Offices.