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Mission At Home

April 1, 2015

Show Pope Francis the Catholic Church in America! Pope Francis is coming to America for the first time in September 2015. Since Catholic Extension has been supporting the Catholic Church in America for 110 years, we want you to help us show him the face of American Catholicism. Take a photo with a cutout of Pope …..

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Reflection in Honor of World Youth Day

March 31, 2015

This past Sunday, March 29, the Mission Office participated in the Archdiocese of Chicago’s celebration of World Youth Day- which is held Palm Sunday each year in dioceses around the world.  We are looking forward to the next international World Youth Day in 2016 to be held in Krakow, Poland. The theme for this year’s World Youth …..

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Holy Childhood Congress in Zambia

March 23, 2015

Our national office received the thank you letter below: Here are the three photos of the holy childhood congresses that the Monze Diocese held:       Questions for Discussion: Do the classrooms that these children study in look like your classrooms? Are these children dressed like you dress? What kinds of teachers do these children have?  …..

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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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"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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