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, January 3, 2013

Christ is Born Anew

Each day I receive mail from missionaries all over the world.  At Christmas, many of them take the time to write personal notes thanking me for the generosity of the people of the Archdiocese of Boston.  Recently I received a couple of letters, parts of which I want to share with you.
This first letter came from a missionary priest whose order works for the spread of the Gospel around the world:
Please accept this letter as my way of reaching out to you and expressing my sincere and heartfelt gratitude for your generous support of our missionary activity in India and East Africa.  I am very grateful to you for including us in the Missionary Cooperative plan of your Archdiocese in the past.  Thank you so much for this help.  Your extraordinary generosity and good will make it possible for us to continue the important work of Jesus.  We are always grateful to you for all that you have been to us.

As we continue to rely on your prayerful and financial support to sustain our missionary activities, I respectfully request you kindly continue your generous support for our missions in India and Africa.

Another letter came from a religious sister whose community works in Chile, Hong Kong, Korea, Pakistan, Peru and the Philippines:
As you know well, mission only happens when those who are sent have the support and encouragement of people like you.  Together we carry on the mission that Jesus called all of us to share in order to bring His message of love to all the world.

Through the missionary work of the Church, the message of Christ is brought to those who would otherwise never hear it.  The preaching of the Gospel makes it possible for Christ to be born, not only on Christmas, but every day throughout the year.  In the name of our staff in the Propagation of the Faith office in the Archdiocese of Boston, I want to thank all of you for your support and wish you a happy, healthy, and faith-filled New Year.
-Rev. Rodney J. Copp, JCL

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