January 18, 2015

Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? So help you God? This is a familiar phrase we hear in courtrooms all over the country. It’s what the bailiff asks the witness in a trial. He or she must agree to this statement before testifying. We put a …..

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Litany of Missionary Saints

December 18, 2014

As you pray the World Mission Rosary, consider asking the missionary saints from each part of the world to watch over our Church! Find the FULL VERSION of the litany here!   St. Charles Lwanga and the Ugandan Martyrs                     Pray for Africa. St. Josephine Bakhita (Sudan)                                                    Pray for Africa. Bl. Isidore Bakanja (Congo)                                                          Pray for …..

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St. Francis Xavier

December 12, 2014

Who: St. Francis Xavier, a Jesuit priest and missionary, was born in the Castle of Xavier near Sanguesa, in Navarre, Spain 7 April 1506; died on the Island of Sancian near the coast of China, 2 December 1552. What: In 1525, Francis Xavier went to Paris, France to study. There he met Pierre Favre and St. …..

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About us

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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"Today, as the Church seeks to experience a profound missionary renewal, there is a kind of preaching which falls to each of us as a daily responsibility. It has to do with bringing the Gospel to the people we meet, whether they be our neighbours or complete strangers. This is the informal preaching which takes place in the middle of a conversation, something along the lines of what a missionary does when visiting a home. Being a disciple means being constantly ready to bring the love of Jesus to others, and this can happen unexpectedly and in any place: on the street, in a city square, during work, on a journey." - Evangelii Gaudium (127)


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