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.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Great Day is Coming – and You Can Be Part of It!

October 21 – World Mission Sunday – is a special day for all of us who are called, by our Baptism, to be involved in the missionary work of the Church.
World Mission Sunday is celebrated in every country, in every diocese and in every parish — in a remote chapel far out in the African bush, in a predominantly Muslim or Hindu area in Asia, in a poor village in Latin America as well as the great cathedrals around the globe.  As citizens of this vast and diverse world, members of the one Body of Christ, we are at our best when we act lovingly, prayerfully, and generously towards our brothers and sisters in the missions. This year, as we begin the Year of Faith, proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI, we celebrate World Mission Sunday as Missionaries of Faith.

This year, we ask you to remember that on October 21, World Mission Sunday, the family of the Church celebrates that we are “one family in mission.”  Please pray for the people of the missions and for missionaries who bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them.  We ask also for your most generous help:

·         $15 – a week’s support of a young man in a mission seminary in Zambia.
·         $25 – a month’s help for the formation of a religious Sister in the Pacific Islands.
·         $75 – assists a local priest in Bangladesh, traveling great distances – celebrating the Sacraments, while providing concrete help for the poor there, the workers and their families on the country’s tea estates.
·         $100 – covers the cost of a desk and textbook for five of the 300 children in catechism class at a parish on the Galápagos Islands off Ecuador.
      ·         $500 – provides food and education for a child orphaned by HIV/Aids in India.

Whatever you can contribute to further the work of The Society for the Propagation of the Faith will be a great blessing to local Church throughout Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands and remote regions of Latin America.
Also, please join us at our Archdiocesan Eucharistic celebration of the missionary work of the Church that is sent from Boston.  We will gather on that great day – October 21, 2012 – at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross at 11:30 AM to honor our missionaries and those they serve.  Our Celebrant will be Bishop Robert Hennessey and our Homilist will be Fr. Patrick Byrne, SVD.  Music will be led by the Ugandan Martyrs Choir, the Lithuanian Choir from St. Peter Parish in South Boston and the Cape Verdean Choir of Brockton.  Kenyan youth will lead the Gospel procession.  A light lunch reception will follow.  To RSVP, call 617-542-1776 or email
-Maureen Crowley Heil

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