August 17, 2013, 4:30 PM - August 18, 2013, 12:15 PM
About Holy Cross in Peru
The Congregation of Holy Cross is a religious congregation of priests and brothers that was founded in France in 1837. Holy Cross missionaries came to the United States in 1841 and a year later founded the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Today, Holy Cross is a growing religious community with more than 1,700 priests and bothers serving in sixteen countries throughout the world. Our rule of life calls us to be "men with Hope to Bring." Our symbol is a cross and anchors with the motto, "the Cross, Our Only Hope." here in the Eastern United States, you may know us from our two educational institutions: King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA; Stonehill college in Easton, MA.
A commitment to mission has been a part of Holy Cross' charism from its inception. Our United States Province of priest and brothers, for example, has been sending missionaries abroad for more than 100 years to countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Bangladesh. An estimated 350,000 people in these countries are helped by Holy Cross every day. However, as you will hear from Fr. Tony Szakaly, C.S.C., our international missions are growing rapidly and are in great need. With your help, we can do more to feed the souls and bodies of those suffering in unimaginable poverty. To learn more about the Holy Cross missions
around the world click on the link to the left.
Fr. Anthony Szakaly, C.S.S., is a Holy Cross Priest and a native of South Bend, Indiana who holds three academic degrees from the University of Notre Dame. He was ordained a priest in April 1992 and has served in parishes in California and Indiana. Fr. Tony is the former treasure and assistant provincial of the United States Province of Holy Cross and is currently the religious superior of the Holy Cross Community at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.
The second collection for the weekend of August 17th will be for the mission. Please give generously.