Sharing Father Capodanno’s Story

Presenters for the Guild have been active throughout the spring sharing Father Capodanno’s story across the U.S. and into Canada. Fr. Michael Booth and Al DiNicola shared Father Capodanno’s story with 500 Marines at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.

Enthusiastic parishioners at St. Joan of Arc church in Orleans, MA heard a special presentation by Jim Schermerhorn in April.

Marine Corps Junior ROTC students and instructors from Portage High School, Indiana, listened attentively as Mark Helms shared with them the life of Father Capodanno. One student shared his desire to enter the priesthood, just like Father Capodanno.

Mark later spoke with students at Queen of the Miraculous Medal School in Jackson, MI. He was later assisted with a showing of the film Called and Chosen, sponsored by the Campus Ministry at Divine Child High School in Dearborn, MI. The audience was very moved by the film and had many insightful takeaways from Father’s heroic life and death.

Kevin McCabe brought Father’s story to the Knights of Columbus Council 4196 in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. The example of Father Capodanno’s heroic and virtuous life resonated immensely.  As a result, recommendations have followed for additional presentations to other Knights of Columbus chapters throughout the province.

In addition, Guild Board members have actively participated in “spreading the good word far and wide.” One made a presentation to St. Mary’s School in Schwenksville, PA to over 250 people. On Memorial Day weekend Holy Spirit Radio in Philadelphia aired a program about military priests that had been awarded the Medal of Honor, and Father Capodanno was one chosen for the program.