For the past 4 years, Fr. Joseph Tyrrell has served as Master of Ceremonies at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City — and in his spare time, has trained for multiple ING New York City Marathons to benefit charity.
This year, Fr. Tyrrell will be running the 2012 ING New York City Marathon (his 5th) with Team Catholic Charities New York, and fundraising for the St. Nicholas Project — an Catholic Charities initiative that provides critical social services to families in need throughout the year.
On a recent broadcast of JustLove on the Catholic Channel on Sirius/XM, Catholic Charities Executive Director Msgr. Kevin Sullivan spoke with Fr. Tyrrell, who is also passionate about integrating his marathon training into his ministry. He celebrates an annual “Runner’s Mass” at St. Patrick’s Cathedral prior to the marathon, and often trains for running while listening to the Bible on his iPod.
“My vocation is to bring the Good News,” he says. “Any type of training that I do is part of that.”
Listen to the JustLove radio broadcast now to hear Fr. Tyrrell’s tips on running and charity fundraising, and why he thinks charity marathon running is so important to his life of faith and service.