We are pleased to share with you wonderful news! Earlier this week, Fr. Mike Saporito was ordained as one of three new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Newark! Together with the Church of Newark we rejoice that God has called "Fr. Mike" to be a bishop for his Church.
If you attended a ChristLife training conference in the last 10 years, you may remember him speaking at a keynote session or giving a stirring homily. He would often give the talk "A New Pentecost for a New Evangelization," urging all to make themselves wide open to the gift of the Holy Spirit—igniting a new passion for the Lord in all of us.
His unforgettable smile, his warmth, and sincere love for the Lord touched the hearts of many. Always a passionate preacher, he served as a ChristLife Board member and conference trainer for many years. Eager to be directly involved in evangelization himself, he was a practitioner of the ChristLife courses over the last ten years—first at St. Joseph’s and then at St. Helen’s. Through these courses, he helped evangelize many people, with both life-long Catholics and other spiritual seekers embracing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as members of the Catholic Church.
In the times we are living in, we are thrilled that God has raised up a faithful shepherd and evangelist like Bishop Saporito to lead the Church.
In light of his ordination as auxiliary bishop we are excited to share with you a powerful conference talk he gave several years ago called "How Tuesday Evenings Changed My Parish."