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, June 27, 2013

Servant of All

The Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith relies heavily on the prayerful and financial support of many people.  One of the key groups is the Cardinal Cushing Club, made up of folks who generously support us with prayer and sacrifices.  The club is named for our former Director, the late Richard Cardinal Cushing.  Each year members receive a mission-themed calendar which highlights, in stories and pictures, the work they make possible.  The calendar comes with with pre-addressed and post-paid envelopes allowing members the opportunity to provide their vital support to the missions on a regular basis. 
We encourage members to pray daily for missionaries and for each other, especially using the World Mission Rosary.  They are also invited to events throughout the year, including the celebration of World Mission Sunday in October at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.  On that day the Mass is celebrated by Cardinal Sean and missionaries are invited to join us from all over the world, together with the ethnic groups they serve.  Always the second to last Sunday of October, this year, it falls on October 20th.
Recently we invited Cardinal Cushing Club members to our offices in the Pastoral Center in Braintree.  We began with Mass celebrated by me in the chapel and followed that with light refreshments and the showing of the film Servant of All, on the life of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen.  Archbishop Sheen was one of our former National Directors and his cause for canonization is presently with the Congregation of the Causes of Saints at the Vatican.  Finally, we welcomed our visitors to our office for a look at the desks of Bishop Cheverus, Boston’s first Bishop, and that of Cardinal Cushing himself.  All in all, it was an enjoyable morning for our staff and our Cardinal Cushing Club members.
If you are not already a member, we would be happy to welcome you so that you too can make a difference in the lives of others around the world.  Simply telephone our office, or return the clip coupon at the bottom of this column by mail.  We look forward to meeting with you in person at our next gathering which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 17, 2013.
-Rev. Rodney J.Copp, JCL

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