IRONDALE, Ala. – Fathers John Paul, Matthew and Leonard begin new assignments on Monday August 6, 2018, Feast of the Transfiguration.

Six years ago Fr. John Paul became the manager of the EWTN Pilgrimage Department. He oversaw the coordinating and scheduling of group visits to the Network. The newly ordained Fr. Matthew will take John Paul’s responsibilities and manage the Pilgrimage Department at the Shine of the Blessed Sacrament. Fr. Leonard was

assigned as Employee Chaplain of the EWTN Alabama Facilities in August 2014. He provided spiritual direction, counsel, visited sick workers in their homes and at hospitals and celebrated Masses in the Network chapels. Fr. John Paul will assume Leonard’s responsibilities and also serve EWTN’s international studios and offices.

Fr. Leonard will be pursuing another graduate degree in Communications Management via online classes through the University of Southern California.

Pray for our friars as they transition into their new assignments. God bless them.

18 thoughts on “Friars receive new assignments

  1. Love all of you! Miss our days when back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s we went up there every 1st Saturday weekends for Retreats (Miracle of the Rosary Mission) I still feel our connection from the Bayou’s of Louisiana as being close!!! That spiritual jump start of the soul was priceless!!!! Love and prayers to you all, always!!! Good Luck Fathers. Say a special Hello to our own Br. Leo! You will always hold a special place in our hearts!!! God bless!

  2. I hope you all know how very important you are to us viewers – may God bless you in your new assignments, and may He bless our Holy Roman Catholic Church everywhere in all places. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  3. Being an elderly home bound, you have NO idea how much my daily inspiration is provided by, YOU, the people I LOVE !!!!! 💖💖🙏🙏🙏 I thank God daily for each of you. I could name each by name but there is no need because I love you all equally. I do throughly enjoy Fathers Anthony and John Paul’s homily. They add a little humor that I appreciate. I’m known for my warped humor, (a gift from God) 😊 keeps a person from nodding off during the sermon. 👼
    God keep you all in His hands, especially now during Satan”s efforts to destroy our faith and credibility. NOT in this household. NEVER!!!! Nor at EWTN, I forbid it !!!!
    Love, prayers and blessings from an old woman who loves you ALL.
    In Jesus’ name. Amen

    1. I too find inspiration in the daily masses and wonderful homilies by the priests and friars of EWTN, but I greatly miss Father Anthony. It’s been nearly 2 months since he celebrated mass and am very concerned for his health and well-being, especially since his twin sister’s passing. PLEASE let us know if he is OK and when we will see him again. Love, prayers and blessings to ALL.🙏🙏🙏

    1. Fr. Anthony now has duties which preclude him from offering the 7am Mass. He continues to hear confessions and offer the Noon (non-broadcast) Mass.

    1. Fr. Anthony now has duties which preclude him from offering the 7am Mass. He continues to hear confessions and offer the Noon (non-broadcast) Mass.

    1. Fr. Anthony now has duties which preclude him from offering the 7am Mass. He continues to hear confessions and offer the Noon (non-broadcast) Mass.

    1. Fr. Anthony now has duties which preclude him from offering the 7am Mass. He continues to hear confessions and offer the Noon (non-broadcast) Mass.

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