On October 11, 2018 the Pontifical Mission Societies celebrated their Fourth Annual World Mission Dinner & Ambassador Award ceremony. The Award honors those who truly live out their baptismal calling to be a MissionaryMr. & Mrs. Arthur and Mary Anne Burke were the 2018 recipients.  The Burkes were honored for their work with the Serra Club and their dedication to the Catholic faith.  This is exemplified as they continually demonstrate their spirit and calling to be Missionary through outreach to the Mission Dioceses.   

We 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:  
*Arthur J. Burke, Jr. & Family
*Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
*Porter & Curtis, LLC.
*Our Lady of Lourdes Parish 
*Saint Rose of Lima Parish

Sheen Faithful Servant Sponsors: 
Catholic Human Resources
Holy Saviour Parish
La Salle College
Saint Ann Parish
Saint Katherine Parish
Saint Philip Neri Parish
The Molinaro Family

Mission Circle Sponsors:
Beneficial Bank
Reverend Monsignor Richard  T. Bolger
Mr. & Mrs. David & Karen L. Borda
Reverend Monsignor Michael J. Carroll
Reverend William J. Chiriaco
Reverend Joseph M. Corley
Reverend Michael J. Davis
Reverend Kevin J. Gallagher
Reverend Frank A. Giuffre
Reverend Anthony W. Janton
Holy Family University  
Reverend Joseph J. Kelley
Reverend Edward J. Kelly
The Kelly Family
Reverend Leonard A. Lewandowski
Malvern Retreat House
Bishop Joseph T. Martino
Monsignor James P. McCoy
Monsignor Stephen P. McHenry
Charlene Miller
Monsignor Thomas M. Mullin
Mr. & Mrs. Frank & Anne Palopoli
Reverend Monsignor Patrick  E. Sweeny   
Reverend Eugene M. Tully


Photos by Sarah Webb, CatholicPhilly.com 

Most Reverend John J. McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia for the Secretariat for Evangelization, presented the World Mission Ambassador Award to Arthur and Mary Anne Burke.  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!

Look at the story published on CatholicPhilly 
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Photos by Sarah Webb, CatholicPhilly.com