Saint Alphonsus, our founder wanted his men to be preachers. They were to travel from town to town and parish to parish bringing the word of God to the people. Today, this is done by means of parish mission or renewal. A team of Redemptorists wiould go to a Parish and each day for a week or more preach a special sermon calling the faithful to a fuller practice of the Christian life and a deeper love for God.

There will be special devotions, visits to the sick, and also a generous amount of time for the Sacrament of reconciliation (confession). Redemptorist special preachers also conduct three and nine -day periods of prayer called triduums and novenas. They are frequently called upon to preach retreats to lay people, priests, Rev. Sisters and Rev. Brothers.