The Pontifical Mission Societies include the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Holy Childhood Association, the Society of St. Peter Apostle, and the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious. These Societies promote a prayerful missionary 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.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Think Like a Missionary this October

"All the members of the Church are called to participate in this mission, for the Church is missionary by her very nature: she was born “to go forth”. - Pope Francis
What can your World Mission Sunday donation help accomplish in the Missions?
A gift of $25 is a month’s support for a mission catechist
Image from St. Lucia
$75 provides for the work of Religious Sisters.
Mission sisters 
An offering of $100 is a month’s help for a village mission. 
Always, your prayers are your most treasured gift to the Missions.
The life of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, patroness of the Missions offers Catholics insight into how they may fulfill their Baptismal responsibility to share the Good News of Jesus without ever “going to the Missions.” St. Thérèse dedicated her life to the Missions by offering her prayers and her personal sacrifices – her pain, her loneliness, her suffering – for missionaries and those whom they served.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Anniversary of Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Today is the anniversary of one of our past National Directors, Venerable Servant of God Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.  Sheen was ordained September 20th, 1919 and was the head of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith from 1950 to 1966.  Archbishop Sheen had a great love for the missions and truly knew what it meant to be a priest.

“We become real priests when we empty ourselves and no longer seek our own identity, and where we are lifted up to the cross, not going ‘down to people.’ Too many of us today feel we have to be loved . . . thinking the young will not love us unless we talk like them, eat like them, drink like them, clothe ourselves like them. No! They will not love us simply because we go down; they will love us when we lift them up. Else, the world will drag them down .”  Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen 

In February of 1951 Archbishop Sheen inaugurated a "World Mission Rosary":
"We must pray, and not for ourselves, but for the world.  To this end, I have designed the World Mission Rosary." Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Give the world one great big hug and celebrate the anniversary of this great priest by praying his World Mission Rosary.  Learn more about the World Mission Rosary and order rosaries for yourself and to share with others here: WORLD MISSION ROSARY

Monday, September 1, 2014

Mission Solidarity Visit August 2014 Philippines

As Christ’s body, we are intimately connected to one another as one family in mission.

In seeing that connection, we can reach out with our prayers and generosity and do great things together helping to educate the next generation.

On all my missionary journeys, I feel close to you, our partners in this holy work, bound together as we are in prayer for the poor and the oppressed.

Throughout the Missions, chapels and churches are built with your support through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

Be a part of helping children all over the world and go to: HELP THE MISSIONS

Thank you and God Bless, 
Fr. Andrew Small, OMI, National Director