…The LORD’s acts of mercy are not exhausted,
his compassion is not spent.
Fr. Paul Helfrich, one of the founding members of the Brotherhood of Hope, has received a special commission from His Holiness Pope Francis to serve as a Missionary of Mercy during the Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy. In the letter from the Vatican to our General Superior, Br. Ken Apuzzo, the Pope's delegate for the Jubilee explained, "These Missionaries of Mercy are to be priests distinguished for their patience, welcoming confessors who are aware of the limits of our humanity and willing to serve as living signs of how the Father embraces all those who seek His forgiveness."
The Vatican's website further explains the special functions of priests selected for this important role.
The Missionaries are to be:
We are deeply honored to receive this mission from Pope Francis and very proud of our brother, Fr. Paul who traveled to Rome for the sending forth celebration on Ash Wednesday February 10th. Please keep Fr. Paul in your prayers as he offers the mercy of Christ to the people of Boston and beyond. May Mercy enrich the world and bring many hearts back to loving knowledge of Jesus Christ!