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Sharing Their Joy:
Brothers visit nearly 1,000 homes in Connecticut mission

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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 Cheshire.

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 serve.

“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
Christopher Daniels
Brother Christopher Daniels gives a catechism talk to children.
communities of Bethlehem, Hartford, Waterbury, Naugatuck, Shelton and New Haven.

According to Brother Matthew, about 605 people got to meet a Legionary brother, learned about activities at their local parish, and/or asked for assistance and prayers through this mission initiative.



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