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June 18, 2015

Pints for a Purpose – Cervezas para una Causa Tuesday, June 23rd 5:30-8:30pm $20 advance purchase/$25 at the door Ticket price includes food and your first beer! Join Taller de José for an evening celebrating summer with delicious food, cold beer, and good friends at the Lagunitas Brewing Company Tap Room 2607 West 17th Street, …..

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Pope’s World Mission Day Message

June 16, 2015

Proclaimed on May 25, 2015, Pope Francis offers this message to the world on the Feast of Pentecost.  Available in SPANISH HERE. “Those who follow Christ cannot fail to be missionaries.” Dear Brothers and Sisters, The 2015 World Mission Sunday 2015 takes place in the context of the Year of Consecrated Life, which provides a …..

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Beatification of Archbishop Óscar Romero

May 22, 2015

On March 24, 2015 we marked the 35th anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero of Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador.  He had once served as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in El Salvador from 1974 to 1978. In honor of this anniversary and in honor of his beatification on May 23, 2015 the Pontifical …..

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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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