Parish Ministry

 

The parish is the center of most Catholics’ spiritual life. It is there that they receive the sacraments and foster a Catholic community with other parishioners. Just as important as it is to church members, parishes are vital to the Church. They are the heart of the church. It is through parishes that the gospel is proclaimed and celebrated.

 

The Capuchin Franciscans of the Province of St. Mary have ministered in parishes in New York and New England for more than 150 years. Through Our Lady Star of the Sea Vice Province, Capuchin Franciscans also do pastoral ministry in Guam and Hawaii, and through our mission work, Capuchin Franciscans minister in Honduras, Japan, and other countries.  In every parish, Capuchin friars preach the message of St. Francis responding to the needs of the community and helping the poor and forgotten.

Capuchin Franciscans ensure that parish communities are kept vibrant by inviting members to take part in community outreach, attend spiritual classes and prayer groups, and take on leadership roles within their parish.   Although each Province of St. Mary parish may be unique and different in its own way, one thing they share in common is the spiritual guidance given to them by Capuchin Franciscan friars.


PARISH OFFICES

Parishes where Capuchins currently serve:

 

Good Shepherd
New York, NY  
212-567-1300
www.goodshepherdnyc.org

St. Joseph
New Paltz, NY
845-255-5635
www.stjosephnewpaltz.org

Our Lady of Sorrows
New York, NY
212 673-0900
Our Lady of Sorrows

St. Joseph the Worker
East Patchogue, NY
631-286-9133
St. Joseph the Worker Church

Sacred Heart
Yonkers, NY
914-963-4205
www.sacredheartyonkers.org

St. Peter 
Rutland, VT
802-775-1994
www.saintspeterdominic.org

St John the Baptist
New York, NY 
212-564-9070

http://www.sjbnyc.org/

St. Pius X 
Middletown, CT
860-347-1441
www.saintpius.org

St. Anne-St. Augustin
Manchester, NH
603-623-8809

Holy Cross
New York, NY
212-246-4732
Holy Cross Church

 

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