Where we minister
Our Lady of Fatima
Perth Amboy, NJ
We began our ministry at Our Lady of Fatima in the 1940s. In the years since, we have attended to the needs of a growing Hispanic population and are currently one of only two Hispanic parishes in the area. Many of our parishioners could be classified as “working poor.”
In our Province we serve in the following places across the U.S.,
particularly in high-poverty, urban areas:
St. Joseph parish is in the heart of Jersey City. It is the oldest continuously operating Catholic Church in Jersey City. It is a multicultural parish. Beginnings of this church goes back to 1857. The church was dedicated to St. Joseph, the patron of the working men. The early settlers were Irish laborers. The Claretians took over the parish on July 1, 2019.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Chicago, IL
This parish serves an immigrant Hispanic community on the southeast side of Chicago. Like many Claretian parishes, at OLG we deal with poverty, gangs, drugs, domestic violence, and unemployment. Our church is also the home of the National Shrine of St. Jude that is visited by thousands of people every year.
We arrived at the mother of the California Missions in 1908 to further the charism of our founder by restoring, rebuilding, and revitalizing the spiritual life of the parish. Today in this multicultural parish, we offer programs and services in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Corpus Christi is one of the most diverse parishes we serve. Its almost 1,600 families come from over 60 countries and include Native Americans, Asians, Caribbeans, Hispanics, Africans, African Americans, Europeans, and white Americans. We also help the large number of refugees in our parish establish themselves in this country.