On Wednesday, June 7th, the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission celebrated the formal induction of our newly elected Provincial, Fr. Stephen M. Grozio, C.M. The priests and brothers of the Congregation, as well as Daughters of Charity, staff, family and supporters came together for a Mass and shared fellowship in commemorating his new leadership of the Eastern Province.

Fr. Grozio celebrated his first Mass as Provincial in the community chapel at St. Vincent’s Seminary in Philadelphia, together with his fellow confreres, the priests of the Vincentian community of the Eastern Province.

Please join us in praying for Fr. Grozio, that the Lord will fill him with the Holy Spirit so that he may lead the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission with charity, wisdom and vision.

Heavenly Father,
in Your love for us You sent Your Son
to be our Shepherd and Leader, our Brother and
our Lord. You continue to show Your love for us
by sending us leaders to care for Your people.
Bless Fr. Stephen Grozio as he takes up the
responsibility of the Eastern Province of the
Congregation of the Mission. Guide him in his
work, fill him with patience and love, and give
him joy and peace in his heart.
May He be inflamed with Your love, guided by
Your firm help, and sustained in Your secure
protection, as he carries forward the mission of
Your Son, evangelizer of the poor.
Through the intercession of St. Vincent de Paul,
and all Vincentian Saints, we ask this prayer
in the name of Jesus Christ Your Son
in the love of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen.