The Word Made Flesh: Foreshadowed, Fulfilled, Forever!, A Parish Lenten Retreat

Monday, March 12th to Wednesday March 14th
After the 8:30 AM Mass and at 7:30 PM in the Church

March 12, 2018

The Human Longing for God, Israel proclaims, “He is Near!”

March 13, 2018

Jesus in the Gospels, Emmanuel proclaims, “He is Here!”

March 14, 2018

Jesus in the Church,
The Spirit proclaims,
“He is with us Always!”

Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction Tuesday and Wednesday evening led by: Fr. Bristol and musical guest Alveris.

Father Richard Veras

Father Richard Veras was ordained to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of New York in 1996. Father Veras is currently the Director of Pastoral Formation at St. Joseph’s Seminary and the New York Chaplain for the Lay Ecclesial Movement Communion and Liberation. Though raised Catholic in the Bronx and on Long Island, Fr. Veras did not immerse himself in his faith until growing close to a group of Catholic students at Hofstra University, where he majored in American Literature and Communications. He worked as an advertising copywriter for a toy company after graduating, until a friend invited him to a meeting of a Catholic lay movement called Communion and Liberation. Communion and Liberation taught him that “when you encounter Christ, the point is not that you have to become a priest or a nun, but that you recognize the relevance of faith in every aspect of life — culture, art, science, family life, relationships and work. Fr. Veras is the author of three books: Jesus of Israel: Finding Christ in the Old Testament, Wisdom for Everyday Life From the Book of Revelation and The Word Made Flesh: Foreshadowed, Fulfilled, Forever. He is also a regular contributor to Magnificat magazine.


Alverlis is a Catholic songwriter, worship leader, newly wed and expectant mother born and raised in New York City. She picked up a guitar after she had a personal encounter with the Lord in her teenage years. Alverlis is passionate about music and songwriting as she feels that it is her way of sharing her experiences and love of the Lord with everyone. She often calls her music, pieces of her journal through song. Alverlis currently works closely with the Youth and Young Adult Office of the Diocese of Brooklyn as well as the Office of Vocations for the Diocese where she routinely leads worship during the Mass and Eucharistic devotions. You can find Alverlis’ music on Itunes, Amazon, Spotify, I heart Radio as well as Catholic radio shows such as Catholic Playlist Show and Immaculate Heart Radio.