On June 30, 1910, Joseph De Piro welcomed the first two members of his Missionary Society of Saint Paul. June 30th is now known as Foundation Day for the MSSP.
Joseph De Piro was a visionary man with the aim of going to mission lands and welcoming and caring for people from cross-cultural settings. His dream, to preach the Good News to the world, is inspired by the missionary enthusiasm of St Paul, and is today kept alive by the members of the Society. In various countries of the world, MSSP members and the many young and lay people embrace this vision with enthusiasm and passion.
To view the Story of Joseph De Piro click here
On the 30th of June this year, we will be celebrating Foundation Day. After the 9.15am Mass, we invite you to stay and have a cuppa with us in the foyer.
We continue to pray for the Beatification of Joseph De Piro with this prayer:
God our Father, your servant Joseph De Piro
gave witness to the faith
by his service to the poor and his missionary zeal.
May his loyalty to Christ and the Church,
his love for Mary, the Immaculate Mother of God,
his benevolence towards the orphaned
and his constant aspiration to evangelize the world,
give guidance to the Christian people today.
We beg you to grant the favour we are asking you
through his intercession (...................)
so that his holiness may be recognized by all
and the Church may proclaim him a Saint.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.