On October 20, 2019 the Pontifical Mission Societies celebrated their Fifth Annual World Mission Dinner & Ambassador Award ceremony. The Award honors those who truly live out their baptismal calling to be a Missionary. This special celebration during the Extraordinary Year of Mission, recognized Mrs. Ann Menna as the 2019 Recipient. Ann Menna and her talent to teach the Catholic faith to others exemplifies her ability to emphasize and nurture the understanding of the Mission of Jesus Christ. She is a World Mission Ambassador by example with her spirit and dedication to teach others to be Missionary Disciples.
We also Honored the following outstanding Mission-Spirited Educators for their years of educating children about sacrifice and prayer for the Missionaries and the families they serve.
Sister Rosalie Federici, SSND – Saint Peter the Apostle
Sister Barbara Jude Gentry, IHM – Saints Simon & Jude
Madelyn McBride – Saint Francis Assisi
Maureen Rilling – Ancillae-Assumpta Academy
Sister Shaun Thomas, IHM – Saint Ephrem
We would like to extend a Thank You to all of our generous benefactors who for their support in helping Mission Dioceses throughout the World.
Pauline Jaricot Spirit Sponsors:
|Porter and Curtis|
|Gwynedd Mercy University|
|Catholic Human Services|
|Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish|
|Office of Catechetical Formation|
|Our Lady of Lourdes Parish|
|Archdiocesan Educational Fund|
Sheen Faithful Servant Sponsors:
|Danaher Lynch Family Foundation|
|Saints Simon and Jude|
|Saint Denis Rectory|
|La Salle College|
Mission Circle Sponsors:
|St. Jude Shop|
|Holy Family University|
|Our Lady of Good Counsel|
Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, presented the World Mission Ambassador Award to Ann Menna. Students from the schools of the Mission Spirited Educators presented the awards to them. Monsignor Arthur E. Rodgers,Archdiocesan Director, presided over the evening and welcomed Seminarians from the Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Archbishop Chaput and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, through the Societies, are helping a number of Seminarians from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to continue their formation to the priesthood and study here in Philadelphia. Their presence was welcomed!