As you may know, to renew our baptismal call to be Missionary and bring the “Good News” of Jesus to all, Pope Francis has called for an Extraordinary Month of Mission to be celebrated in October, 2019. In response to this request by the Holy Father, Archbishop Charles Chaput has approved an Extraordinary Year of Mission, which is being celebrated from October 2018 to October 2019 in our Archdiocese.
To reawaken the Missionary spirit among young people in Philadelphia and celebrate this Extraordinary Year, the Missionary Childhood Association will host its first Archdiocesan Mission Day. We cordially invite you to send a chaperone, with one or two Mission Ambassadors to join us on May 6, 2019 at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM for a day of Mission animation, service and a meet and greet with local Missionaries. The gathering will conclude with Lunch, and a Mission Mass celebrated in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Chapel. Our hope is that the Mission Ambassadors return to your school and inspire their peers to be Missionary from what they have learned.
We ask you to kindly fill out the enclosed registration form for your participation. Information about traveling arrangements will soon follow. Registrations will be accepted on a first come-first placed basis.
We look forward to hearing from you and fostering young Missionary disciples on May 6th.
(Two student forms must be subitted and filled out by the parents of the Mission Ambassador)