Join us for Love Without Borders, our Parish Lenten Mission, on March 1-3. Worship aids will be available digitally on this page the week of the mission.
You’ll get a preview at the weekend Masses of Feb. 27-28.
Sessions will be Monday-Wednesday after the 8:30 a.m. Mass and at 7 p.m.
Due to the pandemic, Worship aids for each day are available here (click each day’s link that day’s worship aid; you are free to print them). Lyrics for the hymns will be projected.
Mission priest Fr. Enzo del Brocco, C.P., will guide us through recent Pope Francis encyclicals “Laudato Si” and “Tutti Fratelli.”
The title of the mission is taken from a phrase of one of Pope Francis’ speeches:
“A virus that does not recognise barriers, borders, or cultural or political distinctions must be faced with a love without barriers, borders or distinctions.”
About. Fr. Enzo del Brocco
Fr. Salvatore Enzo Del Brocco, is a Passionist missionary. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1969. In 1980 his family moved to Italy. He studied for Philosophy and Theology at the Pontificio Ateneo Antonianum in Rome and was ordained a Priest in 1996. He has a Master’s degree in Moral Theology (1999), in Human Resources (2010), a certification in Catholic Bioethics (2018) and is currently a Ph.D. student in Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University. He has held various positions within the Passionist order serving for eight years as Secretary to the Superior General (2000-2007), for two terms as Provincial Superior of the Passionists in Italy and in Brazil (2007-2013) and during the Restructuring Process of the Passionist Order he has been Coordinator of the Configuration composed as United States, Mexico, Caribbean, Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, Italy and Vice coordinator of the Configuration of Italy, France, Portugal, Bulgaria and Angola.
He traveled to several countries serving the Congregation (Ireland, UK, Sweden, France, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, United States, Canada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Dominican Rep., Haiti, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Israel, UAE, India, Japan, Philippines, China, Vietnam, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, South Africa, Botswana, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Angola, Australia and Papua New Guinea). He is fluent in six languages (English, Italian, Spanish, Portoghese, Haitian Creole). He is a well-known preacher and has preached several retreats and given workshops in different countries in English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. During his time as Provincial Superior he worked with the Community of Sant Egidio in one of the peripheries of Naples with the disabled and marginalized. In January 2014 he joined Fr. Rick Frechette, founder of the St. Luke Foundation, in Haiti and worked with the marginalized of the slum of Cite Soleil, serving as chaplain of the St. Luke hospital and doing pastoral outreach and towards the remote areas of the country. He has been particularly involved in the hurricane relief in the Province of Jeremie (Dame Marie and Abricot), where Hurricane Matthew has caused major damages in 2016. The Passionist Community of Haiti is particularly involved in youth and outreach ministry in the periphery. In May 2018, Fr Enzo was elected as Vice Provincial of the Passionist Province of St Paul of the Cross that includes Canada, Eastern USA, Puerto Rico and Haiti.
Holy Family offers an annual Parish Mission during Lent to help parishioners go deeper into the Lenten journey. The dates and subject of the next Parish Mission will be posted when they become available.