Father Joseph A. Espaillat II is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York. Growing up in Manhattan, he learned to speak three languages: English, Spanish, and Street! He loves ministering the sacraments: celebrating the holy sacrifice of the Mass, hearing confessions, and proclaiming the Word of God. He also loves working with youth and helping them encounter Christ. Father J enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as playing softball, basketball, and kickball and enjoys watching movies, writing poetry, and rapping. He is also the founder of the ministry Messengers of Christ.