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Mission Stations of the Cross

February 4, 2016

(PDF Version can be found HERE.) Reader: Today we ask you, God our Father, to help us follow the Way of the Cross with Jesus so we may better share through prayer in the lives of children around the world. Help us to think about each station and its meaning for our world, so that …..

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2015 Christmas Artwork Contest Winners from Chicago

February 3, 2016

Missionary Childhood Association National Christmas Artwork Contest Hear more about this annual program open to all elementary school students K-8th grade on the Mission Matters radio program: This month Megan sits down with two of Chicago’s three winners of the 2015 Missionary Childhood Association annual Christmas Artwork Contest: Anahi Lopez and Jackie Ostiguin, students at …..

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Maryknoll Resources

January 28, 2016

Thanks to our friends at the Maryknoll Teacher and Catechist Outreach Team, we have this brief list of upcoming resources and ideas.  Find the full details at the web address, or contact the team through the email address listed below. Website: www.Teachers.Maryknoll.us Email: teachers@maryknoll.us Featured Resources Supporting Student Education Middle School Immersion Day Curriculum Want …..

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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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"Jesus said: Go out and tell the good news to everyone. Go out and in my name embrace life as it is, and not as you think it should be. Go out to the highways and byways, go out to tell the good news fearlessly, without prejudice, without superiority, without condescension, to all those who have lost the joy of living. Go out to proclaim the merciful embrace of the Father. Go out to those who are burdened by pain and failure, who feel that their lives are empty, and proclaim the folly of a loving Father who wants to anoint them with the oil of hope, the oil of salvation. Go out to proclaim the good news that error, deceitful illusions and falsehoods do not have the last word in a person’s life. Go out with the ointment which soothes wounds and heals hearts."

- Homily for Canonization of St. Junípero Serra September 23, 2015

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