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, March 19, 2011

Society Membership Vital To Building the Mission Church

For many years, Catholics have followed the custom of enrolling themselves or their loved ones, living or deceased, in Membership in the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. By doing so, they give an ongoing gift to the new Member and to the missions. Membership means that the person enrolled receives the spiritual benefits of Masses said daily by mission priests; they are also included in the intentions of a daily Mass celebrated at the Vatican.

In many mission locations, funds from Society Membership are a substantial means of support. One such place is the Vicariate of Esmeraldas in Ecuador. Shepherded by Bishop Eugenio Fernandez, M.C.C.I, Esmeraldas is a place of great beauty and greater poverty. Stretching from the Pacific coastline to the interior, most of its residents travel by boat from village to village: there are no roads. Bishop Eugenio travels to the outskirts of his territory in a motorized dugout canoe, waving to the people who line the shore to greet him. The message he bears is one of hope – the outside world has not forgotten them. Catholics around the world through their Membership in the Propagation of the Faith are reaching out to help build churches, clinics and schools.

In a very real way, your Membership helps Bishop Eugenio to bring that hope to where it is most needed.

For more information on 5 year, 10 year or Perpetual Enrollments, please call 617-542-1776 or email

The following people have been enrolled in Perpetual Membership in
The Society for the Propagation of the Faith:
Torleaf H. Benestad; Carol Brown; John Henry Hilpman; John Henry Hilpman, Jr.; Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson; Declan Sullivan; Arthur P. Brodeur; Donna M. Riordan; David Jauch; Frederick, Sr., Julie, Andrew & Frederick Mangin, Jr.; Celia McLaughlin; Rudolph (Nicky) & Mary Buonagura; Irene M. Belakowski; Blanche Cournoyer; Edwin Newman; Edward Bradley; Herb Score; Judith E. Wallace; Alexel Cherepanov; Carol Busa; Madeline Hoban; Anthony & Olga Benecasa; Eleanor Piepgrass; Janet Walsh; Timothy Foley

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