COVID Requirements for attendance at Film Festival:

  • Show security proof of COVID vaccination-booster
  • Have temperature taken
  • Give personal contact information to Security
  • Wear a mask indoors
  • Sit socially distanced


September 2021 – May 2022

This Month's Movie:

First Cow


2019 – U.S.


Date & Time:

Friday, May 20, 2022
At 7:30 p.m.

“Kindness – the Fruit of Love and Sacrifice”
Coming through the pandemic, through fear into hope, we are confirmed by the promise of our God who raised Jesus through death into Life. This is why God became human. Only the God who enters history can conquer fear. “Only this God saves us from being afraid of the world and from anxiety before the emptiness of life.” – Pope Benedict XVI. Human kindness assumes a deeper meaning through the past year. Artists are our compass reminding us that death and life – despair and hope can bring us closer together:

Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment…Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing…You must speak to it till your voice catches the thread of all sorrows…Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore, only kindness that ties your shoes and sends you out into the day to gaze at bread, only kindness that raises its head from the crowd of the world to say It is I you have been looking for, and then goes with you everywhere like a shadow or a friend.
– Naomi Shihab Nye. Words Under the Words: Selected Poems, 1995.

Films will be introduced and followed by a brief discussion facilitated by a Maryknoll missioner. Come, enjoy and reflect on our faith through the art of film.

September 2021 – May 2022


In-person at Maryknoll Center



7:30 p.m.

All visitor/attendees must be masked and bring proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Temperatures will be taken upon arrival.

first cow cover

Friday, May 20, 2022

First Cow

2019 – U.S.
Dir. Kelly Reichardt

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Kicks Off
Its 2021/2022 International Film Festival Season.

First Cow

A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business.

All visitor/attendees must be masked and bring proof of
COVID-19 vaccination.  Temperatures will be taken upon arrival.

Coming Soon

  • Friday, September 17, 2021
    “Mustang” Turkey/France/Germany 201
  • Friday, October 15, 2021
    “The Kid with a Bike” Belgium 2011
  • Friday, November 19, 2021
    “From Mao to Mozart” US 1979
  • Friday, December 17, 2021
    “The Trip to Bountiful” US 1985
  • Friday, January 21, 2022
    “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” UK/US 2008
  • Friday, February 18, 2022
    “Just Mercy” US 2019
  • Friday, March 18, 2022
    “A Special Day” Italy/Canada 1977
  • Friday, April 22, 2022
    “Secrets and Lies” UK/France 1996
  • Friday, May 20, 2022
    “First Cow” US 2020

We are a Catholic Society of priests and brothers based in the United States. We are dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries. Additionally, we animate Catholics in the United States to follow their own baptismal call to share God’s compassion and love with the poor, the sick, and all those in need.


L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Lam M. Hua, Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Rev. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M.


L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)





(Africa) Education and Formation of African Clergy

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Africa Region will provide tuition assistance to African clergy, male and female religious at institutes of higher education or specialized training. Read More

Stories of Our Global Mission

The calling of a lifetime

The life of a Maryknoll missioner is challenging, fulfilling, and deeply rewarding. Follow your baptismal call to mission by sharing God’s compassion with the poor, the sick, and people most in need.

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier
“Go where you are needed but not wanted, and stay until you are wanted but not needed.”
– Bishop James E. Walsh, M.M.
First Maryknoll Bishop