Missionary preaching was one of the main purposes for which the Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle was founded in 1858. The first Paulist Fathers believed deeply in the value of traveling to cities, towns and rural areas throughout the United States and Canada to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and his Church.
Today, some two dozen members of our community are available to conduct a variety of parish missions, retreats and workshops. Please see below for their biographies and contact details. If you already know which Paulist Father you would like to have visit your parish or organization, do not hesitate to contact him directly.
To discuss which Paulist Father would be most appropriate for your parish or organization, or for general questions, please contact Paul Snatchko in our Marketing and Communications Office at (202) 269-2502 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Paulist Fr. Donald Andrie is pastor of St. John XXIII University Parish in Knoxville, TN. He also leads parish retreats.
A veteran campus minister, Paulist Fr. Bernard Campbell leads a new parish mission called "Will our Faith Have Children?".
Paulist Fr. Robert Cary, based in Chicago, leads parish missions.
Paulist Fr. John Collins leads parish missions throughout the United States and Canada.
Paulist Fr. Frank Desiderio is first consultor, or chief advisor, to the president of the Paulist Fathers.
Paulist Fr. Frank DeSiano is president of Paulist Evangelization Ministries and our seminary's director of formation.
Paulist Fr. James DiLuzio leads dynamic parish missions and retreats across the United States and Canada.
Paulist Fr. Charlie Donahue is a member of our General Council.
Paulist Fr. Michael Evernden is based at Old St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco. He offers parish retreats and days of recollection.
Paulist Fr. John Hurley has spent four decades leading Catholic evangelization efforts across the United States.
Paulist Fr. Mark-David Janus is president and publisher of Paulist Press and a clinical psychologist.
Paulist Fr. John Kenny is based in Vero Beach, FL. He is available to lead a variety of continuing education programs.
Paulist Fr. Vinny McKiernan is a campus minister at St. Thomas More Newman Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.
Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli leads parish missions and retreats, and speaks at a variety of diocesan and regional conferences.
Father Ed Nowak, CSP, preaches parish retreats and missions.
Father Terry Ryan, CSP, based in San Francisco, CA, is available for a variety of retreats and spirituality programs.
Paulist Fr. Tom Ryan directs the Paulist Fathers Office for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations.
Fr. Dick Sparks, CSP, based in Austin, TX, is a popularizer more than an academic, a story-telling “bridgebuilder” between theology and pastoral practice.
Paulist Fr. Tom Tavella serves at Old St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco.