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Our Parishes

Notre Dame des Victoires • San Francisco, CA

Our Lady of Perpetual Help • Tampa, FL

Our Lady of the Assumption • Atlanta, GA

Our Lady of Lourdes Center, Boston, MA

Saint Louis, King of France Church • Saint Paul, MN

San Felipe de Jesús • Brownsville, TX

Holy Rosary • Buckhannon, WV

Mater Dolorosa • Paden City, WV


New Pastor at OLPH installed by New Bishop

Fr. Hector Cruz-Lesbros and
Bishop Gregory L. Parkes
On Sunday, February 26, at the 9 a.m. Mass, Marist Héctor Cruz-Lesbros was installed by the new Bishop of Saint Petersburg, Gregory L. Parkes, J.C.L., who said: "It is a joy this morning to install Fr. Héctor Cruz as Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Ybor City!."

Father Cruz is a native of Mexico City. Born on May 7, 1952, he is the eldest of nine siblings. He made his Marist profession in 1985, and was ordained a priest in 1988. Read the full story>

"Christ Renews His Parish" Ignites Our Lady of the Assumption Parish

The CRHP XLI Team and Participants
The CRHP XLI Team and Participants
Ask any parishioner what draws them to Our Lady of the Assumption Parish (OLA) in Brookhaven, Georgia, and chances are they will respond that it is the strong and vibrant parish community.

Many consider the parish their family, and Reverend James Duffy, S.M., pastor of OLA, attributes much of this feeling to a long-standing, thriving parish ministry –Christ Renews His Parish™ (CRHP).

On the weekend of February 5-7, 2016, participants gathered for the 41st CRHP weekend at OLA. Father John Hamf, S.M. first introduced CRHP to OLA in 1980. Since then, over 1000 parishioners have attended this lay directed weekend that now takes place once a year. Unlike CRHP weekends held at other parishes, the weekend here at OLA is co-ed, and participants do not spend the night. Read the full story>

San Felipe de Jesús Parish Celebrates Patronal Feast

Fr. O'Connor SM shares the delight of Fiesta de San Felipe de Jesús with two of the younger parishioners.
Father O'Connor SM shares the delight of Fiesta de San Felipe de Jesús with two of the younger parishioners.
Fiesta de San Felipe de Jesús was celebrated on Wednesday, February 5, the feast day of the Brownsville parish's patron saint.

One parishioner wrote in the bulletin:
"I decided to investigate and discover who this saint was who carries the title of Proto-Martyr of Mexico .... What impressed me was that Felipe de Jesús was a migrant from Mexico who, after looking for adventure in southeast Asia, took up vows in the Franciscan order. While returning to Mexico, he was shipwrecked off the coast of Japan, rescued, but then was martyred for his faith. His last words were: 'Jesus, Jesus, Jesus'...." Read the full story>

Marist Brother (FMS) Recognized Nationally

When Brother Albert Phillipp FMS arrived at the newly formed parish in 1996 with Fr. Michael Seifert SM, he found an area in dire need of help.

The Brownsville, Texas parish of San Felipe de Jesús consisted of desperately poor people who lived in ramshackle houses, many of which were unsafe. The sun-baked rural community lacked paved streets, garbage collection and streetlights....

Soon after Br. Albert began his ministry in Brownsville's Cameron Park, he went to the head of the county and asked it to provide garbage collection and other services for Cameron Park. The county commissioner refused because the people in that colonia didn't vote.

"He said he would act if 250 people voted," Phillipp said. So Albert worked with others in his parish to get people to the polls. In the November 1996 election, 250 people from the colonia voted.

Then, he said, "Local officials began to get interested in the needs of Cameron Park." Read the full story>

Special Children's Easter Morning Liturgy

Special Children's Easter Morning LiturgySpecial Children's Easter Morning Liturgy
Special Children's Easter Morning Liturgy

BROWNSVILLE, TX —Fr. Tony O'Connor, S.M. conducts a
special children's liturgy on Easter Sunday morning,
celebrating the Ceremony of the light and blessing of
the Easter water in the frontier parish of
San Felipe de Jesus, Marist Fathers, Brownsville.




Whether in a school, hospital, mission,
or military base,
we live out a
concrete spirituality
that teaches people
how to "taste God."



Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Tampa, FL
Our Lady of Perpetual Help,
founded in 1890, is one of the
oldest and most beautiful
churches in the Tampa Bay area.




Notre Dame de Victoires, San Francisco CA
Notre Dame des Victoires Church,
located in the heart of downtown
San Francisco, as the French
National Catholic Church,
we offer a welcoming faith
community to all.


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have said about this
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Virgin with Child
The Virgin with Child, formerly found
in a niche above the Rector's Door
at the Harewood Road Campus of
Marist College, Washington, D.C.



St. Louis, King of France Parish
in Saint Paul, MN


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