President's Welcome: Get to Know the Paulists

Paulist president Father Michael B. McGarry, CSPPaulist president Father Michael B. McGarry, CSP

The Paulist Fathers have much to celebrate. We celebrate the diversity of our ministries that, through God’s grace, bring people closer to God, and each other, through books, film, satellite radio, the Internet and in our parishes and information centers.

We are so very grateful for our community’s vitality as we welcome two novices into our seminary program and the inclusion of the laity in our day-to-day ministry.

For this and all things, we depend on the constellation of the Holy Spirit’s guidance, the inspiration of St. Paul, and the example of our founder, Servant of God Father Isaac Hecker. Father Hecker’s thought and vision have led us for the past 152 years and will always be our community’s primary motivation.

So … from the unchurched person hungering to know God to the individual looking to return to the church after decades away to those wishing to grow their Catholic faith, the Paulists are there with understanding, compassion and the solid foundation to help them along their journey.

You can be immediately connected to every Paulist ministry through this Web site, We hope you will return often for updates, weekly features, spiritual reflections and seasonally-themed information. Indeed, I’ve just figured out how to get Twitter on my iPhone and there I find a daily quotation from Father Hecker – check it out!

We invite you to discover the rich history, solid mission and many great works of the Paulist Fathers, our lay colleagues and members of our worshipping communities.

We welcome you to join us as we give the Word a voice today.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Michael B. McGarry CSP

V. Rev. Michael B. McGarry, CSP
President of the Paulist Fathers