Biography of Fr. Cedric Pisegna, C.P.
Fr. Cedric Ministries is a Roman Catholic ministry dedicated to reach out to as many people as possible, in as deep a way as possible, with the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. While this ministry is Catholic in origin and belief, it is designed to reach out to people of all faiths as well as those who have not yet come to faith in Jesus.
Statement of faith:
Fr. Cedric Ministries is all about the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. His ministry is an expression of the "New Evangelization" called for by our late holy father Pope John Paul II. Fr. Cedric preaches, writes and produces to help people come to know Jesus in a personal way. God has also called him to make known the imperishable riches of the Holy Spirit. The salvation and new life that comes from the Cross of Jesus is a major part of his proclamation. Fr. Cedric was touched by the grace of God when he was 19 years old. He surrendered his life to Jesus and had a life changing experience. He was filled with the Holy Spirit and began to have a desire to make a difference in people's lives. Since that time he dedicated his life to God as a Passionist religious and Catholic priest. He now travels across the U.S. and Canada preaching, writing, and producing for television. His message is practical, inspirational, and orthodox.
- Born: Springfield, Massachusetts. (June 12, 1957) Of Italian, Czech and Albanian descent
- Raised: (in nearby) Agawam (Feeding Hills) MA.
- Resides at Holy Name Retreat Center, Houston, TX. www.passionist.org/holyname
- Agawam High School: 1975
- University of Massachusetts at Amherst: B.S. degree in Social Work, minor in Business, 1980.
- Southern Illinois University at Carbondale: Studied Philosophy in 1984.
- Catholic Theological Union at Chicago: Master of Divinity Degree with Bible Specialization, 1990.
- Israel, Greece and Egypt: Studied Scripture in 1988.
- Northwestern University, Chicago: Studied Speech and Drama, 1988.
- North American College in Rome: Theological Study Program for priests: 2003.
- Youth minister in Marceline, Chamois, and St. Louis, MO. 1980-1983.
- Professed Vows as a Passionist Religious Sept. 8th 1985.
- Ordained Deacon Sept. 14, 1990.
- Ordained Priest June 29, 1991.
- Preach Evangelistic Missions U.S. and Canada: 1990-Present.
- Led Pilgrimage to Israel: 1995.
- Led Pilgrimage to Israel, Greece and Rome: 1999.
- Led Pilgrimage to Shrines of Italy: 2001.
- Author of 17 books: Live Passionately! Glorious Holy Spirit, Thy Kingdom Come! You Can Change, Death: The Final Surrender, Come Encounter Jesus, Golf and God, Eucharist: A Living Sacrifice, God's Not Boring!, A Retreat with Fr. Cedric, He Touched Me, You Can Be Happy, Kept in Christ, Seasons of Life, The Sacred Walk, Choose Life and Live! and Rise! Living the Risen Life.
- Numerous C.D.'s and D.V.D.'s about Christian Living
- Production of Live with Passion! television program (since 2006) which airs nationally and internationally on the Church Channel. (www.churchchannel.tv) Numerous cities are airing the programs in 2013. To watch go to: Live
- Production of Live with Passion! radio programs airing in numerous markets such as Radio Maria, Baton Rouge, and Toronto.
Interests and Hobbies: Golf! I love to play on my days off. I have a 4 handicap (when I'm not in a preaching season) When I am, it mushrooms to a 7. Best score this year: 73 Hole in one: (2nd) Dec. 30th 2011. Exercise: I stretch every day and work out every third day: Elliptical, weights and more stretching. Music: I love listening to music, both religious (Amy Grant!) and rock: Bread, Boston (Party!), The Grass Roots, James Taylor, Jethro Tull, the Cars, and Sheryl Crow. Travel: Despite all my travelling, I love to sit by the window on the plane and marvel. My favorites? The National Parks...Wow!! Sports teams: New England true and blue: Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics. Favorite golfer? I hate to admit it: I'm still a Tiger fan! Thanks for your interest in my life...
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