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.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Share the Good News

One of my favorite tasks as Archdiocesan Director is meeting with the priests and people in our parishes.  This is a most enjoyable experience, because it gives me the opportunity to share the message of our work with parishioners and to thank many of them personally for their ongoing support.

Last Monday I visited the monthly meeting of the Sodality at Holy Name Parish in West Roxbury.  Monsignor George Carlson and his staff have created and sustained a vibrant and faith-filled community, with varied opportunities for parishioners of every age and interest to become active in the life of the parish.    The members began their meeting with the recitation of the Rosary and then we celebrated Mass for the feast of Saint Charles Borromeo.  The ministries of lector, extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, and server were aptly organized and flawlessly carried out by the Sodalists.  I felt as if I had celebrated Mass for them on a regular basis!

Following Mass, I had the opportunity to spend some time talking about the missionary activity of the Church and the varied ways in which our office supports that work.  Many Sodality members had fond memories of sacrificing for the missions as children in Catholic schools and religious education programs through our Holy Childhood Association (now Missionary Childhood).  I encouraged them to continue to support the missionary work of the Church through The Society for the Propagation of the Faith. By praying the World Mission Rosary, using our Spiritual Enrollments and Mass cards and by becoming a member in the Cardinal Cushing Club, made up of our regular donors, they can help to ensure the spread of our Catholic faith without ever leaving West Roxbury!

I am most grateful for the warm reception I received at Holy Name.  If you are interested in having a speaker from our office at one of your parish gatherings, please contact me by telephone call or e-mail.  Our office number is 617.542.1776 and e-mail is
-Rev. Rodney J. Copp, JCL

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