Salesian Missionaries Share Life-Saving Stories

Each summer, a special group of Salesian missionaries travels to the United States. In parishes across the country, they will share personal and inspiring stories of their work on behalf of marginalized youth and families around the world — and we invite you to join them.

“While we strive to communicate — in letters, magazines, bulletins and emails — the depth and breadth of our mission and work, nothing can replace the first-hand accounts of our missionaries,” says Fr. Gus Baek, director of Salesian Missions. “In more than 130 impoverished countries around the world, these missionaries are literally in the trenches — offering comfort, new hope and pathways out of poverty to some of our most vulnerable fellow humans.”

This work is only possible thanks to the caring compassion of our friends here at home. Through their participation in our annual Mission Cooperative Program (MCP), Salesian missionaries from various communities in several countries will share stories that demonstrate the power of your support.

Below is a complete list of parishes hosting Salesian missionaries this summer. Should there be one near where you live, we encourage you to visit and learn how your generosity is making a very real and tangible difference in the lives of children and families in need.

If you have any questions or would like more information about our Missionary Cooperative Program, please email [email protected] or call our Donor Services department at: (914) 633-8344 – Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm EST.

Fr. Javier Antonio
St. Peter & Paul – Bronx, NYSan Agustin – Scotts Valley, CACathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption – San Francisco, CA
Fr. Joseph Benny (India)St. Anthony Church – Elizabeth, NJSt. Bonaface – Pembroke Pines, FLSt. Anthony of Padua – Bronx, NY
Fr. Bhaskar (Raj) Chinthamalla (India)St. Joan of Arc – Powell, OHSt. Ann Parish – Prairie Village, KS
Fr. Shibu (Shib) Davis (India)Church of St. Luke – Bronx, NY
Fr. Mark Hyde (United States)St John Bosco Parish – Branford, CTOur Lady of Mercy Parish – Durham, CT
Fr. Nesly Leonard (United States)St. Francis of Assisi Church – Mt. Kisco, NYHoly Redeemer Church – Miami, FL
Fr. Cherukattuparambil Mathew (India)St. Richard Church – Olmsted, OH
Fr. Sean McEwen (South Africa)Church of St. Patrick – Farmington, CTSt. Peter & Paul – West Warwick, RISt. Augustine / St. Mary's – Newport, RI
Fr. Marco César Riveros (United States)St. Michael / St. Mark / Queen of the Rosary – Elizabeth, PA
Fr. John Santhosam (India)St. Anthony Church – Lorain, OHSt. Thomas Parish – Southington, CTSt. Peter Claver – West Hartford, CT
Fr. George Thirumalachalil (India)Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Jennings, LADivine Providence Parish – New Britain, CT
Fr. Javier Antonio Barrientos (Zambia)St. Thomas More – San Francisco, CASt. Bernard – Tracy, CA
Fr. Joseph Benny (India)St. Colette Parish – Rolling Meadows, ILChurch of St. Mary – Sycamore, ILSt. Hugh Catholic Church – Miami, FLCorpus Christi Church – New York, NY
Fr. Bhaskar (Raj) Chinthamalla (India)St. Michael Archangel – Levittown, PA
Fr. Shibu (Shib) Davis (India)Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feasterville, PA
Fr. Piotr (Peter) Gozdalski (United States)Church of St. Casimir – Yonkers, NY
Fr. Cherukattuparambil Mathew (India)Our Lady of Lourdes – West Orange, NJSt. John Neumann – Mount Laurel, NJSt. Mary Church – Barnegat, NJ
Fr. Sean McEwen (South Africa)St. Lucy / St. Bernadette – Altamont, NYSt. Joseph – Worcester, NYSt. James Church – Carthage, NY
Fr. Lamberto Valderrama Paradiang, Jr. (Philippines)Nativity of Our Lord – Chicago, IL
Fr. Marco César Riveros (United States)St. Joseph & St. Mary Church – Freeport, IL
Fr. Steve Ryan (United States)Our Lady Help of Christians – Staten Island, NY
Fr. John Santhosam (India)Church of St. Agnes – New York, NYSt. Bartholomew – Scotch Plains, NJSt. Gabriel Parish – Chicago, IL
Fr. George Thirumalachalil (India)Church of the Transfiguration – New York, NYChrist the King – Philadelphia, PA

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