The Marist Brothers are a Catholic congregation of religious Brothers. The Marist mission is to make Jesus known and loved through the Christian education of youth. The marist brothers share their vocation together, living shimple lives in communities that serve others. To find out more about the Marist Brothers go to http://www.maristbr.com/
Archbishop Molloy High School Campus Ministry Program is a separate department that offers the Molloy student population opportunities to put religious values into action.
Since 2000, the Marist Brothers of the Province of the United States began a concerted effort to introduce faculty, staff, and students of Marist schools to the vision and mission of St. Marcellin Champagnat, founder of the Marist Brothers of the Schools. During the canonization of St. Marcellin, Pope John Paul II reminded us that the Marist way of being Christian was not just for the Brothers, but was meant to be shared with others.
“Marist Youth,” as it has come to be known, was inaugurated in 2001 with a national gathering of students from all Marist schools in the United States. Since that time, annual Marist Youth gatherings have grown to include Marist schools from Canada and Mexico.
Marist Youth gatherings help our young students understand what it means to be Catholic and Marist today. The charism of our Founder, St. Marcellin Champagnat, can be as much of an inspiration for young people as it is for adults.
A direct outcome of the annual Marist Youth gatherings in the creation of Marist Youth groups within each of our U.S. Marist schools. Students in these groups try to incorporate the Marist heritage and values in the many activities they promote in their schools. As a result, our students learn that being Marist is a way of life and that has given rise to our motto, “Marist Youth today; Marist always.”
Even when our students graduate, they can still continue to be “Marist”. The Marist Young Adult Program is one way they can do this.
Marist Brothers Featured in New Diocesan Production
Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life
The Diocese of Brooklyn is celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life, an event declared by Pope Francis to be recognized throughout 2015. “During this special year we celebrate the gift of Consecrated Life to the Church worldwide,” said Br. Mike Sheerin, a former teacher at Molloy who currently serves as the Director of Marist Vocations. “In the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, there are 100 different communities of Brothers, Sisters and Priests serving the people in the diocese in a variety of ministries.” With more than 3,000 Catholic Marist Brothers around the world, their dedication to making Jesus known and loved through the education of young people is part of the celebration. Marist Brothers are educators, counselors, spiritual directors, social workers, youth leaders and missionaries. Every day they influence and transform the lives and situations of thousands of young people through education and spirituality, challenging young people to live their fullest potential in Christ. “Wake Up the World” is a special video series that celebrates all religious communities and their unique missions during this Year of Consecrated Life. Check out their most recent video below which features Molloy’s own Br. Pat Hogan and Br. Jim Norton ‘63 as well as Br. Mike Sheerin. The video is also being aired on NET, the TV channel of the diocese. More information can be found at the Marist Brothers new and improved website at www.maristbr.com, or if you are a male alum between the ages of 18 and 40 and would like to talk about our Marist Brother vocation for yourself, please contact Br. Mike Sheerin or Br. Dan O’Riordan ‘85 at firstname.lastname@example.org.