|Fr. Gregory Usselmann LC shows off the part of "The House" that will be the new chapel.|
Regnum Christi members in Cheshire, Connecticut, the location of the
Legion of Christ seminary in North America, are planning to
make use of the supply of zealous young spiritual mentors
by building an ECyD “mission” house there.
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Called simply “The House,”
the center is located next to the Cheshire seminary gymnasium.
It is being promoted as “an epicenter of Catholic youth
culture, where young men are eager to spread and grow
their faith, guided by the ones who change culture as
their life’s mission.”
According to Fr. Gregory Usselmann, LC, the mission
center will provide a centralized location where high-school-aged young men
involved in ECyD will both receive formation and host integration
activities. “There are around 15 to 20 young men in
this network already,” he said. “They are the ones who
christened it ‘The House.’”
The building plan involves creating a retreat center
and adoration chapel. From photos of recent ECyD incorporations at
the not-yet-completed structure, the mission House is already helping bring
in new members.
|In February, 2014, during an open house for the new mission center, 12 young people incorporated into ECyD.|
RC Connecticut is soliciting help to complete the
structure, which they are hoping to officially open on Palm
Sunday. Donors are being sought to purchase “bricks,” which are
actually a square foot of the building, for $30 each.
Approximately 300 bricks remain to be completed, and they are
$9,000 shy of their $71,000 goal.
One generous donor has already
pledged to match every “brick” up to $5,000 each for
the remaining 300 bricks.
“For something started this January 2014, I
can’t tell you how inspiring it is to see the
young men taking ownership for their Catholic formation by building
|Thanks go out to Jorge Orellana and his brother Chris for overseeing the mission house construction.|
the ‘House’ with very the materials you donated!” said Fr
Simon Devereux LC. “And they insist upon doing Eucharistic Adoration
for each donor. Not a bad trade off!”
said local RC members would like to thank Jorge Orellana,
his brother Chris and cousin Roberto, who are handling the
construction work. “They are heart and soul in the project,”
You can watch a short video of Fr. Gregory
giving a virtual tour of the construction project at their
|Christian Chasse gives his ECyD testimony during the center open house.|
If you have questions, or would like to
donate, contact Fr. Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org.