Have your prayer intentions remembered in our daily masses and communal prayers.

We Reflect on the Lenten Season

As we begin Lent, we strive to become better missionary disciples by confronting the challenges we face to accepting and sharing God’s love with others.

May your pilgrimage through your own parish’s stations of the cross deepen your walk with Him and broaden your understanding of our impoverished brothers and sisters who carry a heavy cross of their own.

Yours in Christ,

Father Ray Finch
Superior General – Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

Lenten Prayer

Lord Jesus, we begin Lent every year
with the somber reminder that
dust we are, and to dust we shall return.
Having given up so much last year
due to the Covid pandemic
what more can I give to express
my sincere repentance and love
for You, my Savior?

In place of greed, grant generosity;
in place of jealousy, honest admiration;
in place of resentment, humility
and in place of insensitivity, compassion.

Help me, Jesus, to enter the desert of Lent
without the distractions and disillusionments
of everyday life, that I might concentrate
my thoughts, hopes and dreams totally
on doing Your will to the glory of God
and out of love for my brothers and sisters.


~ Father Joseph R. Veneroso, M.M.


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

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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
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