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.

Friday, August 10, 2012

I Was Ill and You Comforted Me

The topic of supplying adequate health care has been a “hot button item” in our country in recent months.  As Americans we have been accustomed to some of the best medical care in the world and have not had to think very much about the cost of providing it.  Because we are so fortunate, it seldom occurs to most citizens of the United States that there are parts of our world where this cannot be taken for granted.

Missionaries, in addition to providing for the spiritual well being of the people entrusted to their care, often have to address numerous other concerns.  Health care is at the very top of the list.  One of the places where this is particularly acute is the province of West Arsi, in Ethiopia.  The Consolata Missionaries operate a rural hospital in Gambo.  This hospital was founded in 1922 by Capuchin missionaries and has been entrusted to the Consolata Missionaries since 1975.  It serves one hundred thousand inhabitants of the district, not only by caring for the sick, but by engaging in preventive medicine.  They attempt to control the spread of tuberculosis, malaria, and AIDS as well as providing nutritional support and vaccinations for children.

Your support of The Society for the Propagation of the Faith enables the Consolata missionaries and many others to bring God’s love and care to the poor and disadvantaged.  By enrolling yourself or your loved one in The Society for five years, ten years or perpetually, you can be assured of inclusion in the intention of 15,000 Masses said annually in the missions for our members by grateful missionaries.  Thank you for your prayers and financial support, enabling these missionaries to live out Jesus’ command of love for the most disadvantaged of our brothers and sisters.

The following people have been enrolled as Perpetual Members in
 The Society for the Propagation of the Faith:
 Delores T. Baronas, Bob Tero, the Foy Family, Tom, Kara, Tommy and Ryan Costello, Joe K. Chin, Marguerite Hession, Mary A. Mason, Jean Tuckey, Junior Seau, “Moose” Skowron, John F. Hayes, Jr., Rev. Daniel Moran, Priscilla Buckley, Dick Clark,  Whitney Houston,  Al Davis,  Pauline M. Hudon, Steve Jobs, Marjorie V. White, Angela, Nate, Eri, Lena, Torsten, Tucker and Massy Smith.
-Rev. Rodney J. Copp, JCL

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