On the feast of St Clement Mary Hofbauer, 15 March 2023, a group of lay missionaries of the Most Holy Redeemer renewed their pledges, confirming their participation in the apostolic life of the Redemptorist Congregation. Three new members also joined the group of lay missionaries.
The celebration took place at St Joseph’s parish in Toruń, Poland, during the Lenten retreat. The Mass was presided over by Fr Mariusz Mazurkiewicz CSsR, Vicar of the Superior of the Warsaw Province of the Redemptorists.
Our families, friends, communities and parishioners accompanied us as we celebrated. We thank those who were with us on that day and those who kept us in prayer.
“For we are God’s co-workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.” – 1 Corinthians 3:9
Paulina Jeżakowska, Toruń
The Lay Missionaries of the Most Holy Redeemer were established by the XXI General Chapter of Redemptorists in 1991. They constitute the fullest expression of cooperation and participation of the laity in the apostolic life of the Congregation. They are lay faithful with a mature faith, confirmed by the witness of their lives, who the Holy Spirit has called to follow Christ the Redeemer more fully.
By taking the pledge, the lay missionary of the Most Holy Redeemer:
- Chooses to participate in the spirituality and mission of the Redemptorist community, which is to “follow the example of Jesus Christ in preaching the word of God to the poor”, exercised according to the pastoral priorities of the Warsaw Province of Redemptorists.
- Chooses a permanent form of partnership, that is, cooperation and participation in the apostolic life of this community.
- He or she carries out the mission undertaken, according to the secular character of his vocation, “whatever the conditions of life, the duties and the circumstances, and in all these situations”.
Photo: Beata Patalas/Diocese of Toruń