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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, May 2, 2013

Christ is Risen, Truly Risen

Fr. Bernard Makadani Zulu
I received this week an e-mail from Father Bernard Makadani Zulu, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Zambia.  Father Bernard is no stranger to our office in Braintree, having preached in some of our parishes as part of the Missionary Cooperative Plan of the Archdiocese.  His commitment and his enthusiasm is contagious and he brings the warmth and joy of the Gospel to everyone he meets. 

In his e-mail, Father Bernard expresses his gratitude, not only to me, but to all of you and so I wanted to share his message with you.

On the occasion of this feast, Easter, I wish to thank you most sincerely for for being an all weather friend. Your availability and commitment has had a huge impact on the work we do at the mission office in Zambia.  I also remember you and your collaborators in a special way in this Year of Faith, a year in which the entire Christian community and individual Christians are invited to rediscover, to renew and communicate the gift of faith through a journey of conversion during which we nourish ourselves with the word of God and Bread of Life. Our apostolic missionary service to support and promote the mission solidarity is also a call to renewal so as to respond to the missionary vocation of the Church. This is a privileged time to draw us into the heart of the Year of Faith, thus giving a universal uplift to its celebration.

I wish you Happy Easter and God’s blessings. Let’s continue to pray for each other so that the feast of the Risen Lord will reawaken in each one of us the joy and desire to “go” out to meet the Christian Community taking Christ to all. Kindly convey our sincere thanks and Easter Greetings to our benefactors and your collaborators.

From Father Bernard and from all of us at the Pontifical Mission Societies here in Boston, we wish the blessings of Easter to you and your families.

To see more of the fruits of Father Bernard’s work, which he is able to do thanks in part to the support of our donors here in Boston, click here to go to our website's Missionary Childhood Association's page.
-Rev. Rodney J. Copp, JCL

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