Salesian Missionaries Share Life-Saving Stories

Each summer, a special group of Salesian Fr. Uba with children in Ugandamissionaries travels to the United States. In parishes across the country, they will share personal and inspiring stories of their work on behalf of marginalized youth and families around the world — and we invite you to join them.

“While we strive to communicate — in letters, magazines, bulletins and emails — the depth and breadth of our mission and work, nothing can replace the first-hand accounts of our missionaries,” says Fr. Mark Hyde, director of Salesian Missions. “In more than 130 impoverished countries around the world, these missionaries are literally in the trenches — offering comfort, new hope and pathways out of poverty to some of our most vulnerable fellow humans.”

This work is only possible thanks to the caring compassion of our friends here at home. Through their participation in our annual Mission Cooperative Program (MCP), Salesian missionaries from various communities in several countries will share stories that demonstrate the power of your support.

Below is a complete list of parishes hosting Salesian missionaries in June and July. Should there be one near where you live, we encourage you to visit and learn how your generosity is making a very real and tangible difference in the lives of children and families in need.

If you have any questions or would like more information about our Missionary Cooperative Program, please email [email protected] or call our Donor Services department at: (914) 633-8344 – Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm EST.


(S) – Spanish (SPOF) – Society of the Propagation of the Faith
MISSIONARY PRIESTJUNE 9-10JUNE 16-17JUNE 23-24JUNE 30 - JULY 1
Fr. José Hernández Ubaldini Andrade
(Uganda)
Our Lady of the
Valley Church - Orange, NJ (S)
St. Athanasius Church - Bronx, NY (S)Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace -
Brooklyn, NY (S)
Fr. Javier Antonio Barrientos
(Zambia)
Our Lady of the Rosary - Land O Lakes, FL (S)Most Holy Redeemer Church -
Tampa, FL (S)
Epiphany Church -
South El Monte, CA (S)
Fr. Francisco Brache
(Mexico)
Queen of Peace Church
- La Marque, TX (S)
Our Lady of Guadalupe -
Los Angeles, CA (S)
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels -
Los Angeles, CA (S)
Fr. Antonio Gutierrez
(Sierra Leone)
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church - Lathrop, CA (S)St. Anthony of Padua -
Manteca, CA
Fr. Marco César Rivero
(United States)
Our Lady of Lourdes - Andrews, TX (S)St. Mark the Archangel - Chicago, IL (S)Holy Name of Jesus - Henderson, KY (S)
Fr. James Joseph Perunneparampil
(India)
Christ the King Church - Topeka, KSChurch of St. Peter - St Peter, MN / Church of St. Paul - Nicollet, MN
Fr. Daniel Libby (Sierra Leone)Sts. John and Paul Parish - Coventry, RISt. Thomas Aquinas - Sugar Land, TX
Fr. Joseph Pampackal
(India)
St. Michael's / Our Lady of Guadalupe - Cuero, TXHoly Cross Church - Salem, NY / St. Patrick - Cambridge, NY
Fr. Devasia Vazhayil
(India)
St. Dominic Church - Houston, TXNotre Dame Visitation - Schuylerville, NY / St. Joseph - Greenwich, NY
Fr. Ashok Lawrence Britto Rajasingam
(India)
Sacred Heart Cathedral - Raleigh, NCOur Lady of Mount Carmel - Tenafly, NJ
Fr. George Rodrigues
(Sri Lanka)
St. Anthony of Padua - Temperance, MIHoly Cross Church - Columbus, OH
Fr. Melchoir Tirkey
(India)
Immaculate Heart of Mary - Dushore, PASt. Brigid Parish - Friendsville, PASt. Joseph - Matamoras, PA / St. Patrick - Milford, PA
Fr. Mark Hyde (United States)Holy Name of Mary-Assumption - Montgomery, NY (SPOF)St. John's Parish - Woodstock, NY (SPOF)
(S) – Spanish (SPOF) – Society of the Propagation of the Faith
MISSIONARY PRIESTJULY 7-8JULY 14-15JULY 22-23JULY 28-29
Fr. José Hernández Ubaldini Andrade
(Uganda)
St. Andrew's RC Church - Westwood, NJ (S)St. John Bosco Parish - Port Chester, NY (S)St. Patrick's Cathedral - New York, NY (S)
Fr. Javier Antonio Barrientos
(Zambia)
St. Agatha Church - Los Angeles, CA (S)St. Mary's Church -
Fullerton, CA (S)
St. Juliana Falconieri Parish -
Fullerton, CA
Our lady of Sorrows Church - Corona, NY (S)
Fr. Francisco Brache
(Mexico)
Nativity of Our Lady - San Luis Obispo, CAHoly Child Jesus Church - Richmond Hill, NY (S)
Fr. Antonio Gutierrez
(Sierra Leone)
St. James Church - San Francisco, CA (S)St. Gregory Church -
San Mateo, CA
Fr. Marco César Rivero
(United States)
St. Thomas Aquinas Church - El Paso, TX (S)St. Victor / Our Lady of Knock - Calumet, IL (S)
Fr. James Joseph Perunneparampil
(India)
Sacred Heart - Murdock, MN / St. Francis - Benson, MN / St. John - Appleton, MNSt. Mary's Church - Stamford, CTSt. Mary's Church - Simsbury, CTSt. Catherine of Siena - West Simsbury, CT
Fr. Daniel Libby (Sierra Leone)St. John the Baptist - Jersey City, NJOur Lady of Victory - Northville, MISt. Mary's Parish - Pawtucket, RIHoly Name of Jesus - Providence, RI
Fr. Joseph Pampackal
(India)
St. Joseph - Fort Edwin, NY / St. Mary's & St. Paul's - Hudson Falls, NYSt. John Bosco Parish - Port Chester, NYSt. Michael Church & St. Teresa - Henryetta, OK
Fr. Devasia Vazhayil
(India)
St. John the Baptist - Piermont, NYSt. Patrick's Cathedral - New York, NY(Maximilian Kolbe Parish) St. Thomas - Thomaston, CT / St. Casimir & Immaculate Conception - Terryville, CT
Fr. Ashok Lawrence Britto Rajasingam
(India)
Holy Rosary - GreenWood Lake, NYSt. Thomas the Apostle - Glen Mills, PASt. Eugene Church - Primos, PA(Maximilian Kolbe Parish) St. Thomas - Thomaston, CT
Fr. George Rodrigues
(Sri Lanka)
Holy Family - Columbus, OHSt. Agnes Church - Columbus, OHSt. Aloysious Church - Columbus, OHSt. Anthony Church - Columbus, OH
Fr. Melchoir Tirkey
(India)
St. Martin de Porres - New Haven, CT(Ogdensburg Diocese) St. Patrick - Port Henry, NY / Sacred Heart - Crown Point, NY / All Saints - Mineville, NY
Fr. Mark Hyde (United States)St. Mary of the Assumption - Katonah, NY (SPOF)St. Joseph's Church - Somers, NY (SPOF)
(S) – Spanish
(SPOF) – Society of the Propagation of the Faith
MISSIONARY PRIESTOCTOBER 6-7OCTOBER 13-14OCTOBER 20-21OCTOBER 27-28
Fr. Mark Hyde (United States)Parish of St. Theresa & Our Lady of the Wayside - Briarcliff Manor, NY (SPOF)

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