What is a Mission Diocese?

September 3, 2017

Some call them mission dioceses, some call them “the missions” and others the “young churches.”  All of these names and others refer to parts of the world where the Catholic Church continues to evangelize and reach those who do not yet know Jesus Christ. For a long time the Church has spoken of these local churches …..

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What is a MISSIONARY?

July 29, 2015

The word “MISSIONARY” probably calls to mind the classical image of priests and nuns who sacrifice comfort and travel to far away and remote places to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ among “pagans.” By today’s standards, this image not only seems old-fashioned but also incredible! Who lives such a life anymore? The work of …..

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Being Sent

March 23, 2015

“As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” -John 20:21 Everyone knows who the gofer in the office is: the person who has to do what the boss says.  “Go fer this and go fer that!”  The gofer is sent to pick up a cup of coffee or to take a file to …..

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Witness

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 …..

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Building the Kingdom

September 5, 2014

 Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…   What does it mean to want God’s Kingdom to come? God’s Kingdom is where justice and peace reign. It’s also referred to as “Heaven” or the “Reign of God.” It’s what …..

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One in Mission: March

March 1, 2014

This beautiful song conveys so much of the emotional and spiritual message of the Lenten season.  It is an excellent way to engage the young people you work with to reflect on their journey.  Sing the song together (find the lyrics HERE and a recording HERE) and then sit down and reflect on the words.  What are they …..

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