Michael Cassidy

Hey! My name's Michael. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve on a team at the University of Maryland #goterps! I'm very excited to leave the hustle and bustle of New York and travel south to College Park to help bring students to Christ and grow in relationship with Him. You'll typically find me cheering on my favorite New York sports teams, reading theology and fiction, or going to the movies. 

The picture above shows the missionaries I'll be serving with at the University of Maryland.

My Story

I grew up in Long Island, NY with my parents and one sister. My grandparents were profoundly influential in teaching me the faith and how to pray. After graduating from Kellenberg, I went to St. John's University to study philosophy and theology. I loved studying the riches of the Catholic Church's philosophical and theological traditions. Through studying more and more about God I came to love God more and more. 

During my third year at SJU I went to the Student Leadership Summit run by FOCUS. It was there that I fell in love with FOCUS' call to save souls on college campuses across the United States. The next year I still felt God's call to be a missionary. I accepted God's call to be a FOCUS missionary and radically altered my life plans that I envisioned after college. 

I am enthusiastic at the opportunity to bring the joy of the Gospel to college students and lead them closer to His Word. In Christ's earthly ministry he repeatedly humbled Himself and took upon our likeness in all things but sin. Christ left a model for us to follow by investing in a few apostles with deep authentic friendships. He also taught the apostles how to pray and draw from the graces of divine intimacy. In my work as a missionary, I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of radically changing college culture today. 

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to share this mission with you.

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …