GREENVILLE — St. Mary Catholic Church welcomes Father David Lupo to Greenville, to lead a Parish Mission on April 2 – 5. He will be speaking at the weekend Masses on April 1 and 2.
Father David Lupo, ss.cc., is a member of the USA Province of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, whose most famous member is St. Damien of Molokai. Father David Lupo is originally from upstate New York. After ordination, in 1991, he served as Assistant Pastor: St. Margaret of Scotland, in Capitol Heights, Maryland and then, St. Joseph’s in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He then became assistant director at Sacred Hearts Retreat Center, in Wareham, Massachusetts.
Following, he served as Vocation Director from 1997 to 2001. Following this, he returned to St. Margaret of Scotland, as pastor in 2003. In 2007, he was assigned as pastor to St. Joseph’s Parish in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. After a sabbatical, he returned to the Retreat Center in Wareham from 2009 to 2012. At that point he was sent to Hawaii, to be the Chaplain at St. Anthony Retreat Center, in Kalihi, on Oahu. In 2015, he returned to Fairhaven, to be the pastor at St. Mary’s Parish in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.
“He is delighted to be coming to lead a Mission for us. He is a ‘happy missionary’ as well as enjoying walking, reading, chess, and tennis. He also enjoys going to local museums and local eateries,” said organizers.
Father David will begin this series of evening presentations on The Real Presence at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening, April 2. Each evening, Sunday through Wednesday, 7 – 8 p.m., he will continue to expand on this profound belief beginning with “Setting the Scene”, going into “Intimacy”, then “Community,” and finishing with “Farewell.” He encourages quiet prayer following his presentation.
Father Lupo will also be available for confessions before each presentation as well as before 8 a.m. Mass each weekday.
Father David Lupo will use an artist’s painting “Washing of Feet” as a display and meditation for our Mission. There will be some handouts available for those who attend.
“Again, we at St. Mary’s Parish look forward to welcoming Father Lupo as well as everyone in the community to come and be refreshed in body and soul,” organizers said.