Educating blind children and orphans in India. Building a chapel for a growing community of faith in Ghana. Digging wells for clean water for a village in the Philippines. Helping provide text books, technology, housing for a Seminarian in Uganda. Providing transportation for priests serving many parish outstations in Cote D’Ivoire. Providing lunches for tribal children in Thailand.
These are just a few of many, many projects that your prayers, kindness and generosity provides to the Pontifical Mission Societies Missionaries who serve their communities in 1,111 Mission dioceses world-wide.
Thank you for your generous support in past years and throughout 2018. Here’s to a New Year in the Extraordinary Year of Mission, 2019 . . . and to loving change for our world in need! Thanks from the Pontifical Mission Societies in Philadelphia.
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.
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.