Tickets still available for the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles Gala Dinner Dance > Diocese of Norwich
On Friday, June 17, St. Clements Castle in Portland, Connecticut, will be the site of a gala dinner/dance in support of senior members of the Missionary Society of the Holy Apostles (MSA).
The MSA of the United States Province is a community of priests and brothers founded by the Reverend Eusebe Menard in 1962. Their charism, or mission, is to promote and train men for the priesthood and lay leaders for service. in the universal Church. Their primary ministry in the United States is to provide priests and lay leaders who can serve the Church, as well as spiritual directors, teachers, and professional staff members at Holy Apostles Seminary and College in Cromwell, CT.
Holy Apostles College & Seminary is a vibrant Catholic liberal arts college and seminary dedicated to training future priests and leaders of the Catholic community. The purpose of the holy apostles is to form lay, consecrated and ordained missionary disciples for the purpose of evangelism. The College welcomes and serves seminarians, lay students, as well as nuns. The Holy Apostles offer a microcosm of the Church where lay people study alongside seminarians and religious in order to support and learn from each other.
“We are an Apostolic Society of Pontifical Right recognized for its loyalty to the Magisterium of Holy Mother Church and encouraging late vocations to the priesthood.
In keeping with the mission of the MSA, the society continues to promote the formation of late vocations to the priesthood. And at a time when parishes are experiencing a shortage of priests, the MSA assists the general laity by actively providing parish Masses, missions, conferences and parish retreats, as well as special Mass intentions.
Senior priests and brothers assist as spiritual directors of seminarians. Some teach at the college and celebrate Mass there, and they also support the Archdiocese of Hartford and the Diocese of Norwich in parishes where pastors need help. These men have dedicated their lives to the service of God and those who are spiritually and physically very poor in the United States, Peru, Brazil and Venezuela. Their ministry continues today.
The dinner/gala dance fundraiser, complete with live music, will raise money to help these dedicated priests and senior brothers with their welfare, healthcare and housing needs.
Contact Marie Fischetti,
Gala Coordinator at 860-930-1404
or by email at [email protected]
By Deacon Ben LoCasto