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, August 8, 2013

Society Membership Trains the Church of Tomorrow

For many years, Catholics have followed the custom of enrolling themselves or their loved ones, living or deceased, in Membership in The Society for the Propagation of the Faith. By doing so, they give an ongoing gift to the new Member and to the missions. Membership means that the person enrolled receives the spiritual benefits of Masses said daily by mission priests; they are also included in the intentions of a daily Mass celebrated at the Vatican.
In many mission locations, funds from the Society are a substantial means of support. One such place is the Apostolic Vicariate of Puyo in Ecuador. In the small town of Canelos, Padre Patricio, ordained just six months, was put in charge of a complex of projects supported by our members.  Besides the parish, Padre Patricio also runs a day school for hundreds of young ones and a boarding school for teenagers – boys and girls.  The students receive a high school education along with faith formation and vocational training; girls learn to sew (even making the school’s own uniforms) and boys are taught to raise animals and crops. Padre even experimented with raising tilapia on the small training farm under his care. The day of our visit, it was a school holiday but the students were still there – their daily meal was also provided at the school by our Members.
For more information on 5 year, 10 year or Perpetual Enrollments (suggested offerings are $5 for 5 years, $10 for 10 years, and $50 for Individual and $100 for Family Perpetuals) please call 617-542-1776 or email  Donors can also download our catalog at Click on the Propagation of the Faith’s Mass Offerings/Enrollment page.
-Maureen Crowley Heil
The following people have been enrolled as Perpetual Members in
The Society for the Propagation of the Faith:
Thomas F. O’Connell, Virginia Blais, Thomas Cotter, Patti Page, Stan Musial, Earl Weaver, Robert H. Bork, Claire O’Malley, Rev. Walter F. Dirig, Hector Camacho, Maria Santos Gorrostieta, Dorothy A. Tuttle, Breton C. Young, Carl H. Lindner, Ruth McGuire, Andrew F. Gurley, Wayne Souza, Dom DeLuise, Gerald E. Dugas, Jose A. Luis, Daniel Dayton, Chuck Daly, William, Denise, Henry, Jane and Martin Richard, John Haggerty, Margaret Olivia Murphy, Russell L. Browne,Walt Hazzard, Richard Nadler, Peter Zezel,  Rev. Pat McCaffrey, Mr. & Mrs. William Moyne,  Angela Smith, Delores T. Baronas, bob Tero, Robert E. Foy, The Costello Family and Sr. Agnes Wan, Connie Ruggiero, Michael DeBakey, Penny L. Timbie, Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, George McGovern,  Rev. Thomas E. Kelly, O.F.M., Rev. Matthew Conlin, O.F.M.

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