Bring the Missions to your Summer Vacation Program or Bible School
Encourage the children of your parish to join the Missionary Childhood Association [MCA] and spread the Good News to the ends of the earth this summer! Introduce the World Mission Rosary through a simple craft project. Invite a Missionary to share his or her experience.
Mission Presentations can include:
Hands-on Activities ~ Ask about our simple- and fun-to-make World Mission Rosary craft.
Student Interaction ~ Students can learn phrases or songs from one of the Missionary lands.
Talk with a Power Point Presentation by one of our staff members or a Missionary. Program is adaptable for your needs!
Pictured, Father Michael Useni from Malawi, Africa in July, 2012 spoke to the VBS at St. Joseph’s in Downingtown.
The Missionary World celebrates the election of Francis, a Pope close to the poor
"Pope Francis is a man of great pastoral ability of strong faith, a man of prayer and very close to the priests, the elderly, the poor, and above all, a man who emphasized the Missionary commitment of the Church in our community and in our city":
This is what the General Vicar of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, Monsignor Joaquín Sucunza, who worked at the side of Cardinal Bergoglio for 13 years points out in a note sent to Fides Agency. The Vicar notes that "the election is a joy and a huge gift," for the Catholic community in Argentina, but also for the universal faith of the wholeCatholic community, noting the joy in the Missionary world, in the young churches
Agenzia Fides 3/14/13
Father Andrew Small, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States, spoke about the Pope’s appointment:
“I join with the entire Church and the world to welcome our new Holy Father, Pope Francis, chosen as the Successor of Peter, first missionary of the Church. The Keys of St. Peter have been entrusted to our new Holy Father, whom I had the privilege of meeting in 2010. Being in his presence, you know you are close to the Lord.
We pledge our allegiance and our fidelity to Pope Francis and encourage our entire Mission family to gather around Him as around the Lord. We are renewed again in our faith in the bark of Peter, the Church. In unity with Pope Francis, we pledge our commitment to bring God’s liberating message of salvation to the ends of the earth, preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ to people in the world.”
Photo Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenas Aires with Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM Cap. at his residence in Buenos Aires, where Father Andrew Small, OMI, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies took this photograph above after a mission meeting.