In May of 2006, our Superior General, Fr.
Salvatore Izzo, traveled to
to begin the inquiry process of establishing a mission
community, hoping to attract vocations to the priesthood and
religious life. The
congregation’s interest in moving into the Christian areas of
the country was very favorably received.
Fr. Izzo found a strong family structure holding only a
deep and sincere love of their Catholic faith.
It is a perfect foundation for fostering vocations.
It was decided almost immediately after this first visit that it
was a most promising opportunity to reach out in this new
mission area. One of our
priests from India, Fr. Jaison, along with two students from
who are studying philosophy, would establish our presence on the
of Kupang, Indonesia.
At present our small community is living in rented
facilities. However, upon
a recent visit by Fr. Izzo, negotiations were being made to
acquire land close to the Diocesan Seminary for the purpose of
building a residence for Fr. Jaison and community members.
Five Indonesian students, participating in an orientation
year, are now also living in the new community.
Another visit by our Superior General is scheduled for early
fall in conjunction with his attendance at the 25th
anniversary celebration of our Indian mission.
Summer brings special
MARIAN FEAST DAY MASSES
for the intentions of our friends and benefactors:
July 16 – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
July 26 – St. Anne & St.
Joachim, parents of Mary
Aug. 15 – Assumption of Mary
Aug. 22 – Queenship of Mary
Sept. 8 – Birth of Mary
Your special intention
Send to Fr. John, M.SS.CC.,
P.O. Box 189
Linwood, NJ 08221