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Missionary Disciples Formation Program

January 11, 2017

“I am a mission on this earth; that is the reason why I am here in this world.” – Pope Francis We the Church are called to embody the love of God in and for a world in need. Join us for our Missionary Disciples Formation Program, a weekend of encounter, discernment, and formation for living the …..

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Christmas Around the World Activity

December 16, 2016

Introduction: Start by helping your students to recall the details of the Nativity itself. – Who was there when Jesus was born? – In what kind of building or setting was he born? – Who visited him? – In what part of the world was he born? (country, city) – When was Jesus born? (what …..

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Saying Yes Advent Retreat

November 18, 2016

Beginning at 9 am, Saturday, December 17, 2016 and concluding with optional Mass at 5 pm Free-will donations encouraged to help cover food costs. Comeniza a las 9 am, sabado, el 17 de diecembre y termina con una misa opcional a las 5 pm Tomamos donaciones de voluntad a ayudar con los costos de la …..

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Home to Enhance African Life

November 11, 2016

This short story  tells you about one of the missionary organizations that the Mission Office supports.  There are so many more stories like this.  The missionaries that we support are amazing, inspirational and truly self-less…   Due to a debilitating work injury sustained by his father, Leo Okonkwo was pulled out of school at age 11 …..

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World Mission Meditation on the Saints

November 8, 2016

This short prayer service can be adapted in many ways to include images or icons of the saints, symbolic items for each part of the world, and the five colors of the World Mission Rosary.  You can find the full version HERE. World Mission Meditation on the Saints Leader: This celebration of World Mission encourages …..

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The Mission Office, formerly known as the Catholic Missions Office, looks to educate and inspire people to take seriously their baptismal responsibility to be on mission in whatever context they live and work. The Office is at the service of the worldwide Church while remaining firmly rooted in the Archdiocese of Chicago. It also serves as the local representative for the Pontifical Mission Societies: The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Missionary Childhood Association, The Society of Saint Peter Apostle, and the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious.

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St. Teresa of Calcutta"Her mission to the urban and existential peripheries remains for us today an eloquent witness to God’s closeness to the poorest of the poor... May this tireless worker of mercy help us to increasingly understand that our only criterion for action is gratuitous love, free from every ideology and all obligations, offered freely to everyone without distinction of language, culture, race or religion."

-Homily for the canonization of St. Teresa of Calcutta September 4, 2016

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