Valentine’s Day greetings were popular as far back as the middle ages. Today, an estimated 1 billion cards are sent each year.
Start a new Valentine’s tradition . . . instead of a card or candy, send your Loved one . . . a Saint Valentine Enrollment from the Pontifical Mission Societies. For TEN YEARS, your Valentine will share in 15,000 Masses together with a remembrance in the prayers, good works and sacrifices of all Missionaries throughout the World.
You can receive this Saint Valentine Enrollment for a donation of $15.00 to the Pontifical Mission Societies. Details on this St. Valentine Enrollment Form. Memorial Card will be sent to give to your loved ones for all orders received by February 10, 2017. You will benefit from knowing your generous donation will go to help the Missionaries we support and the people they serve in over 1,108 diocese around the world.
What a great way to honor your loved one and to celebrate the feast day of Saint Valentine!
Joseph J. Sweeney Jr., who retired as the Secretary for Catholic Human Services for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 2015 and served the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in various positions for more than 30 years, was honored at the Second Annual World Mission Dinner on October 19, 2016.
Joe’s long-time commitment to those less fortunate throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia shows his true Missionary spirit. Each one of us must discern the path the Lord points out to us. Joe has choose a path of service to those who are often forgotten, the sick, the dying, the elderly, the poor and those with disabilities. He has made a lifetime of making their lives better. Joe’s care, compassion and love of God make him a true Missionary disciple.
Joseph Sweeney was presented the 2016 Second Annual World Mission Ambassador Award from Most Reverend John J. McIntyre, who worked with Joe when he was Secretary for Catholic Human Services. Reverend Monsignor James T. McDonough, last year’s recipient of the World Mission Ambassador Award and Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies-Philadelphia from 2006-2014, co-presented this year’s award to Joseph Sweeney. Joseph also received a letter of Congratulations from Archbishop Charles Chaput, OMI, Cap.
Monsignor Arthur E. Rodgers, current Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies-Philadelphia and the office staff would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported the 2016 Second Annual World Mission Dinner held in honor of Joseph J. Sweeney. It was a Mission-inspired and wonderful evening.
Generous donations will be made to the Pontifical Mission Society for the Propagation of the Faith in Joe Sweeney’s name. These donations will be used to help bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to all those aided by our Missionaries across the 1,111 dioceses we serve.
Thank you to the following benefactors for their generous support in helping Mission Dioceses throughout the world through donations to the 2016 Second Annual World Mission Dinner:
Venerable Pauline Jaricot Spirit Sponsors:
Catholic Social Services
Mr. William Curtis, Jr – Porter & Curtis, LLC.
Mr. Michael B. Laign – Holy Redeemer Health System
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick and Jean McGinley – John Patrick Publishing
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
The McGuigan Family
The Sweeney Family
Venerable Fulton J. Sheen
Mr. Charles P. Connolly
Reverend Kevin J. Gallagher
Mr. Jonathon Peri, Manor College
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. & Mary Frances Kelly
Mr. & Mrs. Bob & Michele Meiers
Mr. & Mrs. James & Marianne Molinaro
Office for Clergy – Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Mr. & Mrs. John D. & Maureen R. Rilling
Reverend Monsignor Arthur E. Rodgers
Dr. & Mrs. A. Joseph & Barbara Woodring
Mission Circle Patrons
Reverend Daniel Arechabala
Reverend Monsignor Richard T. Bolger
Mrs. Elaine Redding-Brinster & Dr. Ralph Brinster
Mr. James Chapman
Ms. Patricia R. Cooney
Mr. & Mrs. Tom & Nina Gaffney, Archway Printing
Mr. & Mrs. John & Anne Leonard
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher H. & Martha Marchese
Reverend Monsignor Michael T. McCulken
Reverend Monsignor Joseph C. McLoone
Reverend James E. McVeigh
Mrs. Charlene Miller
Reverend Monsignor Thomas M. Mullin
Reverend Monsignor William J.J. O’Donnell
Mr. Daniel Polett
Dr. & Mrs. Charles A. & Eleanor Porrini
Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Ms. Margo Toland
Drs. Enrico & Estela M. Zambrano