Who Helps the Pope help the Missionaries worldwide?
Pope Francis offered a message about his Mission Societies, during the recent meeting in Rome of his National Directors of the Pontifical Mission Societies to discuss and distribute the generosity of the world’s Catholics to the Mission Church Pope Francis emphatically talked about the Societies entrusted to him and that were given the name “pontifical.” This was done to show how very “dear to the heart” of the Pope are the Church’s Missions and Missionary work, he said. “In the Pope’s name, these Societies ensure a fair distribution of aid, so that all the world’s Churches have at least the minimum required for evangelization, for the Sacraments, for their priests, for seminaries, for pastoral work, and for catechists,” Pope Francis noted.
Pope Francis, from the very beginning of his papacy, has repeatedly called each one of us to be Missionary Disciples. By this declaration, Pope Francis is asking each one of us to personally live out the call of our baptism, to know and to live the faith and to witness the Gospel in both word and action. We are called to evangelize, to proclaim Jesus’ love for all. This evangelization does not happen overnight but with love, mercy, joy and prayer. It is like a flame that spreads, a thought inspired by our founder, Pauline Jaricot. Be the Missionary Disciple that “lights the flame.” Become a member of the Pontifical Mission Societies.
As a 2018 Mission Member, we ask you to pray daily for the Church’s Missionary work . . . Each day say one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be and ask for the intercessions of St. Francis Xavier and St. Therese of Lisieux, Patron & Patroness of the Missions for this work.
Today, please consider making a Special Commitment to the Church’s Mission by pledging daily prayer and offering personal sacrifices as well as financial help to the Pontifical Mission Societies.
Become a Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen Active Member for your donation of $85 or more and receive a World Mission Rosary, made in Italy, developed by Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen, to aid and embrace all people in prayer and provide aid and support for the Pope’s Missionary territories. AND share in the graces of 15,000 Masses celebrated for one year with a remembrance in the prayers, good works and sacrifices of all Missionaries for the Members of the Pontifical Mission Societies. Additionally, be included in the intentions of a special daily Mass celebrated at the Vatican
or Become a Mission Prayer Associate Member for your donation of $25 or more and share in the graces of 15,000 Masses celebrated for one year with a remembrance in the prayers, good works and sacrifices of all Missionaries for the Members of the Pontifical Mission Societies.
The commitment of the Pontifical Mission Societies and the Catholic Missionaries who serve those on the margins of society will be to continue their work in support of:
5,391 Hospitals with 1,295 in Africa alone
604 Leprosy Centers
Membership is your way of being a missionary disciple, by helping Missionaries to bring to the news of Jesus’ love I thank you again for your faithful support of the Pontifical Mission Societies including any offering you are able to send today to become a 2018 Annual Mission Member.
Laudato Si invites us to reclaim our Catholic Mission to care for God’s created world and the dignity of the human life created in the image of God. The Pontifical Mission Societies help local churches bringing the Gospel to those on the margins of human society respond to natural disasters and promote the dignity of poor people trying to build sustainable futures for their families.