Our Ministry

Ministry 2

Like our founder, St. Paul of the Cross, we want to keep alive the memory of the love of Jesus, who was crucified, died and rose again. His message is needed today more than ever in a world searching for meaning, freedom and human dignity.

We minister by means that are old and new–popular preaching, spiritual retreats, parishes, study and research, and the new mass media including television and the internet.

The Passionists have always been a missionary community, reaching out across nations and across the globe to assist in the spread of the Gospel. The Passionists of the United States serve around the world, and we currently sponsor and staff missions in three foreign countries: Haiti, Honduras and Jamaica. In addition, we support men in missionary work in Kenya and the Philippines as well as other missions sponsored by our congregation in Asia and Africa.

Preaching

We Preach Christ Crucified

The Passionist Preaching Band is committed to preaching Parish Missions, Renewals and Novenas. We also preach lay and religious retreats. Parish preaching events are appropriate any time of the year and can be tailored to a Parish needs. The fall of the year as well as Advent and Lent are all very good times.

With the world and the Church undergoing anguish and suffering, now is an especially good time for a Passionist Mission. Passionists see the face of Jesus in those who suffer. Those who are troubled, hurting or seeking will find in the Passionist a listening ear, an understanding word and a compassionate heart.

  • Spiritual director virginia blass

    Virginia Blass

    Spiritual Director

    Virginia Blass is an experienced and certified spiritual director, preacher, and retreat master. She has been engaged in ministry for over twenty-five years, and offers spiritual direction, preached retreats, parish programs, and special resources on spiritual direction... Read more

  • Chair person of the preaching advisory board father vincent boney cp

    Fr. Vincent Boney, C.P.

    Chair-Person, Preaching Advisory Board

    Father Vincent Boney is currently chair-person of the Preaching Advisory Board for the Passionist Province of St. Paul of the Cross and is available to conduct guided and preached retreats for laypeople, sisters, brothers and priests throughout the United States... Read more

  • Preacher father jack connor cp

    Fr. Jack Connor, C.P.

    Preacher

    Fr. Jack Connor, CP grew up in Scranton, Pa , one of ten children. He served during the Vietnam War in 1969-1970 as a medic. A graduate of the University of Scranton, he received his Masters of Social Work from the University of Marywood in later his Accredited Social Work Certificate (ACSW)... Read more

  • Preacher father victor hoagland cp

    Fr. Victor Hoagland, C.P.

    Preacher

    Father Victor Hoagland preaches parish missions and retreats for priests, religious and laity throughout the United States... Read more

  • 4th consultor brother andre mathieu cp

    Brother Andre Mathieu, C.P.

    Preacher

    Andre Mathieu was professed as a Passionist Brother in 1962. Andre has served in various capacities in the Eastern Province of American Passionists... Read more

  • Preacher brother michael moran cp

    Brother Michael Moran, C.P.

    Preacher

    Michael Moran professed his vows in 1974 as a Brother of the Eastern Province of the Passionist Community, and received an MA in theology in 1977... Read more

  • Preacher father kenan peters cp

    Fr. Kenan Peters, C.P.

    Preacher

    Fr. Kenan Peters, C.P. comes from Richmond Hill, Long Island, NY. He was ordained a Passionist priest in Union City, NJ in 1960... Read more

  • Preacher father john powers cp

    Fr. John Powers, C.P.

    Preacher

    Fr. John Powers, C.P. is a Passionist Pilgrim Preacher and spiritual storyteller. Ordained in 1977, he is the author of six books for adults and two for children. He has served as a Co-Director, Producer and Host of The Passionist Radio & TV Ministry in Springfield Massachusetts... Read more

  • Preacher father ted walsh cp

    Fr. Ted Walsh, C.P.

    Preacher

    Father Ted Walsh, C.P., was ordained in June of 1959. His first assignment was the Philippine Islands, where he spent over 10 years both in parish work and in formation. After returning to the States, he was part of the team ministry in our Retreat House in Jamaica... Read more

  • Preacher father paul fagan cp

    Father Paul Fagan, C.P.

    Preacher

    Father Paul Fagan, C.P. grew up in Port Vue, PA, a little town south of Pittsburgh. At the age of 14, his family moved Harrisburg, PA but just for a year and then it was on to the Philadelphia area where he finished his high school education... Read more