Lent is the perfect time to take part in this Mission of Christ.  We are called to be Missionary in concrete places and relationships of our daily lives. Our Priests, Religious Brothers & Sisters and Lay people respond to this call to be Missionary daily in the 1,111 Mission Dioceses they serve. 

Around the globe, many of our faithful Catholic brothers and sisters dream of having a dignified place of worship.  For many, like those in the Nyahururu Diocese in Kenya, the community gathers for Mass and meetings in a small building made of mud and thatch.  Father Peter Kiarie is raising money to build a chapel and community meeting space. 

In the Diocese of Kandialang, Senegal, the faithful bring chairs and benches from their own homes and sit under the shade of a few trees to celebrate Mass.  It has been a long-time dream of Rene Assana and his family to see a chapel built and ultimately a church for this community.

This Lent, can you sacrifice and help these communities provide more than a mud hut or tree to worship the Body & Blood of our Lord Jesus? 

 

Give $12 weekly, the average cost eating one meal out at a restaurant, in Lent, to help build a Church.  This can provide for bag of cement. 

Sacrificing this meal for each week in Lent could provide $70 or more towards lumber and bricks$100 can put a roof on a Mission chapel.

Extraordinary Year of Mission

Archbishop Charles Chaput is hoping everyone in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be reminded of their baptismal call to be Missionary in this special year through October 2019.

Each day is the perfect time to take part in this Mission of Christ. We are called to Missionary Discipleship in concrete places and relationships of our daily lives.  Listen to the Pope below on being Missionary.

For example, some young women, suffering because of their family situation and poverty, are forced to live on the street in Chennai, India. They grow up surrounded by crime, prostitution and other traumatizing experiences. Many of the girls become indifferent, suspicious, disheartened and broken by life’s circumstance. Sister Mary Gloria, a Salesian Missionary, helps restore the childhood of girls living on the streets by offering simple gifts.