A Very Special Father’s Day Service


On Friday June 16, Father Richard Myhalyk, S.S.E., Edmundite Missions’ Director Chad McEachern, and several honored guests offered a special memorial service at Fairlawn Cemetery in Selma.

In recognition of Father's Day, Father Richard and the other guests honored the two founders of Edmundite Missions, Father Francis Casey, S.S.E., and Father John Paro, S.S.E.

In paying respect to these two men of God, Father Richard prayed, "Ever-loving God, in 1937 you sent Fathers Francis Casey, John Paro and Joseph Walsh to Selma in a secondhand car with a few dollars in their pockets.

“Intent on doing the best they could, with what little they had, they began feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, caring for the sick, visiting the imprisoned and burying the dead.”

From that humble beginning the Edmundite Missions has grown to become an integral part of our community, serving more than 300,000 meals to the hungry and providing shelter to more than 6,000 homeless men, women, and children each year.


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