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Missionaries of the Poor in Jamaica

September 14, 2016

As you heard on our most recent Mission Matters radio show, St. Ferdinand Parish is partnering with the Missionaries of the Poor and other local parishes to send badly needed goods to Jamaica.  See the details below. — Please help the Missionaries of the Poor to send a container of food and medical supplies to Mt. …..

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“Together in Mission” 2016 USCMA Conference

September 7, 2016

Celebrating Concrete Expressions of Missionary Discipleship Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow October 28 – 30, 2016 In his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis writes how each person’s life is radically changed by their personal encounter with Jesus (#3) and how that personal encounter liberates each person. The disciples on the road to Emmaus highlight how …..

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Maryknoll Missionary Disciples Formation Program

September 7, 2016

Jesus passed his mission on to his disciples, and for almost 2,000 years, the mission has been passed down from generation to generation.  It’s now up to us to make sure that this gift of missionary discipleship is given to the next generation! Maryknoll is excited to offer this program for frontline parish and school …..

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Rev. Bill Zavaski

September 29, 2016

Dear Friends, I made a pilgrimage to India in November 2015 with 9 other sponsors of Foundation for Children in Need (FCN) from across the country. What a great experience Tom and Geetha, cofounders of FCN gave to all of us. I was fortunate to visit the many FCN projects with our group. We saw children …..

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Rev. Benjamin Chinnappan

September 27, 2016

Cost of Discipleship: Dalit Christians live in Fear & Hope “If you want to be my disciple, take up your cross and follow me.” (Mt 16:24)  India is a mission land with the history of many missionaries who preached the good news and laid down their lives. I am myself a fruit and product of …..

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Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos

September 23, 2016

In January 2016 the Mission Office was pleased to make a significant contribution, thanks to our generous donors, to the mission and work of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos International, a missionary organization that serves orphaned and abandoned children throughout Latin America by housing and providing a family so that they may thrive.  We would like to share a …..

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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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