The Mission Hub

The Pontifical Mission Societies include the Society for the
Propagation of the Faith, the Missionary Childhood Association, the Society of St.Peter Apostle, and the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious. These Societies promote a prayerfulmissionary spirit among baptized Catholics and to gather a fund of support for the evangelizing and pastoral programs of more than 1,150 local churches of the Developing World.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Give the Gift of Hope to the Missions

As Catholics, our faith tells us that Advent is a season of preparation. It’s a time to begin anew, to ready ourselves for the presence of the Christ Child in our hearts. Our society, however, pulls us in another direction and we find ourselves faced with the same question each year as Christmas approaches: what new ideas can we come up with for all those hard to please people on our lists?

Surely Uncle John doesn’t NEED another pair of argyle socks. How many more scarves can Aunt Nancy use? More importantly, is there a better, more faith filled way to bring happiness to our loved ones as we celebrate the real meaning of Christmas?

At the Propagation of the Faith, we believe that giving the gift of hope to those who live in mission countries is a great way to tell your friends, family and the world that you love them and your Catholic faith.

For a donation of $5.00 each, Christmas Mass and Novena Enrollments are available. By choosing to support the missions, your gift helps untold numbers of people. Most obviously, it benefits the intentions of the person for whom the Mass or Novena is said. But your gift also makes it possible for us to send Mass Offerings to missionary priests who say them.

Some of these Offerings will also be sent to the International Secretary General of the St. Peter the Apostle Society, Msgr. Jan Dumon at the Vatican. It is his job to oversee the Pontifical Mission Society which partners with the Propagation of the Faith to raise up a local clergy in the missions. Msgr. Dumon tells compelling stories of turning away applicants at mission seminaries for a sad reason: there is no money to pay the professors. Your gift to the missions this Christmas could enable a young man to say “Yes!” to God’s call to the priesthood, thereby enriching the whole Catholic family.

For more information about giving the gift of hope and faith in Jesus Christ to your loved ones and the missions, please call 617-542-1776 or email us:

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