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.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Society Membership Builds Up the Body of Christ

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.

Our Enrollments come in many forms. Padded leatherette folders with a picture of the Blessed Mother, Jesus or a Saint on one side and a certificate of enrollment on the other are available for an offering of $5 for a five year enrollment and $10 for ten years. Perpetual Enrollments are available for an offering of $50 for individuals and $100 for families.

In many mission locations, funds from Society Memberships are a substantial means of support. One such place is the Diocese of Chipata, Zambia. Through support from our One Family in Mission, catechists gather at a Diocesan Center to take instruction that they will bring back to their parishes outstations , most of which have no priest on staff. These catechists are responsible for the faith formation of their people between visits from clergy that generally happen only once every few months.

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

For more information on our Five or Ten 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:

Daniel J. Buxhoeveden, Anne Marie Moore, Rita Ann Durand, Elijah J. Lopes, Louise J. Iverson, Pamela L. Peck, Jane Jeter, William Rodrigues, Charles E. Burrows, Bob Feller, Sparky Anderson, Dan McGaffey, George Blanda, Thomas Fucello, Bernard Quitt, Brendan Perry, Mildred Kinch, John Goyourian, Honorable Paul Garrity, Dr. Wilfred Butterfield, The Ron Nix Family, Bertha McCrae, Maurice Trant, Michael J. Neidl, Jr., Bernadette Neidl, Lillian Niles and Paul Niles

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