|Br Luke Rawicki, LC, talks with a family during the Door to Door mission.|
Cheshire, Connecticut – Novices with the Legion of Christ visited
nearly 1,000 homes in towns near their center in Cheshire,
Connecticut during their annual mission initiative.
The novices conducted the door-to-door
missions for nearly 10 parishes in their local communities “to
give testimony and speak to the people” in the areas
served by the parishes.
“The idea is for the brothers
to meet people and share the joy of knowing Christ,
and for the people to experience Christ through them,” said
Fr. John Luxbacher, LC, instructor of novices at the seminary
In cooperation with the local pastors, brothers invited
residents to attend services, including Mass, confession, Eucharistic Adoration and
other parish activities. They also provided information to the parishes
about the needs of the people in the areas they
“We touched many lives with this simple witness to the
Catholic faith,” said Brother Matthew Heinen, LC. “And I can
say that meeting these people gave back to us as
much as we were hoping to give.”
From October 2010
to May 2011, (about one mission a month) the brothers
worked in 59 separate teams of 3 to 4 each.
They knocked on the doors of 977 homes in the
communities of Bethlehem, Hartford, Waterbury, Naugatuck, Shelton and New Haven.
|Brother Christopher Daniels gives a catechism talk to children.|