Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli

Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli, a native of Long Island, New York, was ordained on May 5, 1973. Based in Austin, TX, he leads parish missions and retreats around the United States. Fr. Bruce previously served as director of evangelization for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. During the Church's Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, he is serving as one of Pope Francis' Missionaries of Mercy.
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Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli was once part of "The Roamin' Collars."

"The Roamin' Collars" was a folk group made up of Paulists. Michael McGarry and Paulist Fr. John Duffy were among its members.

Guest column: "Religion as a source of mercy" in The Commercial Appeal

A wise European psychiatrist once said that there are two types of religion—good religion, that makes you love; and bad religion, that makes you hate.

From Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli on August 25, 2016: "My dear friend, Memina Franklin, was called to Eternal Life early this morning. She was a great leader in service to the Hispanic/Latino community in the Catholic Church nationally and in her home Diocese of Memphis, as well as in giving decades of ministry to the children and families of St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. May she together with her dear husband Ralph rest in the arms of Jesus with Our Lady of Guadalupe at their side!"

From Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli on August 25, 2016: "My dear friend, Memina Franklin, was called to Eternal Life early this morning. She was a great leader in service to the Hispanic/Latino community in the Catholic Church nationally and in her home Diocese of Memphis, as well as in giving decades of ministry to the children and families of St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. May she together with her dear husband Ralph rest in the arms of Jesus with Our Lady of Guadalupe at their side!"

Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli

Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli

Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli

Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli

Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli early in his priesthood.

Bruce Nieli early in his priesthood.

On March 5, 2017, Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli led a retreat in Spanish at St. James Church in Kearney, NE.  He's seen here with the retreat participants.

On March Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli led a retreat in Spanish at St. James Church in Kearney, NE. He's seen here with the retreat participants.

From March 4 to 8, 2017, Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli led parish missions in Kearney, NE. In this photo, Fr. Bruce is seen with mission-goers at Prince of Peace Church. Next to him is the church's pastor, Fr. Paul Colling.

From March 4 to Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli led parish missions in Kearney, NE. In this photo, Fr. Bruce is seen with mission-goers at Prince of Peace Church. Next to him is the church's pastor, Fr.

With youth participants and adult catechists, Epiphany Youth Mass and Conference, Ascension Catholic Church, Bastrop, Texas, Sunday, January 8. Robyn Carter, Parish Director of Youth Ministry, front row right, kneeling.

With youth participants and adult catechists, Epiphany Youth Mass and Conference, Ascension Catholic Church, Bastrop, Texas, Sunday, January 8. Robyn Carter, Parish Director of Youth Ministry, front row right, kneeling.

A prayer request from Fr. Bruce on Dec. 14, 2016:  "Please pray for my dear friend, Sister Mary Lou Barba, M.C.D.P., a fine missionary disciple! She went home to the Lord earlier today. May she rest in the arms of Jesus!"  "Favor de rezar por mi querida amiga, la Hermana Mary Lou Barba, M.C.D.P., una fiel discípula misionera! Paso a la casa del Señor hoy mas temprano. Que descanse en los brazos de Jesus!"

A prayer request from Fr. Bruce on Dec. 14, 2016: "Please pray for my dear friend, Sister Mary Lou Barba, M.C.D.P., a fine missionary disciple! She went home to the Lord earlier today. May she rest in the arms of Jesus!" "Favor de rezar por mi querida amiga, la Hermana Mary Lou Barba, M.C.D.P., una fiel discípula misionera! Paso a la casa del Señor hoy mas temprano. Que descanse en los brazos de Jesus!"

In October, 2016, Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli led a parish mission at San Miguel Arcangel Catholic Church in Midland, TX.  Fr. Bruce is seen here with some of the wonderful mission-goers.

In October, Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli led a parish mission at San Miguel Arcangel Catholic Church in Midland, TX. Bruce is seen here with some of the wonderful mission-goers.

Audio of Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli's homily on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at the University Catholic Center at the University of Texas at Austin.  Snip: " ... God clothes us in mercy. ... All of us need to be clothed with the cloak of mercy ... We are all poor sinners in need of mercy. ... "

Homily from guest presider Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli, at the University Catholic Center, Austin TX

Coverage of the ministry of Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli in an Italian-language newsletter for the Church's Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.  For the Year of Mercy, Fr. Bruce is serving as one of Pope Francs' Missionaries of Mercy.

Coverage of the ministry of Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli in an Italian-language newsletter for the Church's Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. For the Year of Mercy, Fr. Bruce is serving as one of Pope Francs' Missionaries of Mercy.

During the Church's Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli is serving as one of Pope Francis' Missionaries of Mercy.  His ministry was covered in an Italian-language newsletter for the Year of Mercy.

During the Church's Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli is serving as one of Pope Francis' Missionaries of Mercy. His ministry was covered in an Italian-language newsletter for the Year of Mercy.

GR Cathedral of Saint Andrew Parish Mission Night1 Part1 2012 05 14

GR Cathedral of Saint Andrew Parish Mission 2012 05 14

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