• Pontifical Mission Societies
  • Pontifical Mission Societies
  • Pontifical Mission Societies
  • Pontifical Mission Societies
  • Pontifical Mission Societies
  • Pontifical Mission Societies

“The need is just so enormous…”

 

In the wake of the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan, this message came to our national office from the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the Philippines, Father Socrates Mesiona.

As “one family in mission,” we send to God our prayers for our brothers and sisters in this part of the Missions.  And, we respond as our Holy Father, Pope Francis, asks us to, expressing our solidarity through our support.

“Please be generous with prayers and concrete help,” Pope Francis said.

 images 1

 

 

Mission in the Year of Faith PDF Print E-mail
Article Index
Mission in the Year of Faith
Update from the Philippines
World Mission Sunday in the Year of Faith
Year of Faith - Lessons on Faith from the Holy Father
Sundays in the Year of Faith
Mission Voices... in the Year of Faith
The World Mission Rosary
All Pages

A Call for Concrete Support 

 

"The need is just so enormous. The Pontifical Mission Societies here are doing our share to contribute, as we are able.”

In the wake of the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan, this message came to our national office earlier this week from the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the Philippines, Father Socrates Mesiona.

As “one family in mission,” we send to God our prayers for our brothers and sisters in this part of the Missions, and most appropriately respond as our Holy Father, Pope Francis, asks us to, expressing our solidarity through our support. “Please be generous with prayers and concrete help,” Pope Francis said.

Your contributions will directly help Father Socrates mobilize efforts on the ground, through the Pontifical Mission Societies' network of priests and religious, as they comfort families in their grief, and work to help them rebuild lives, restore hope.

We encourage the generous hearts of Catholics in the United States as they reach out in prayer and in sacrifice to the men, women and children who suffer even more now in this part of the world. We seek continued prayers for Father Socrates and all who serve with him, as they remain witnesses of the great love and compassion of our Lord, and of His sustaining hope.

Contributions may be made online at http://www.givetothemissions.org, or directed to: Special Fund for the Church in Southeast Asia: the Philippines, Pontifical Mission Societies, 70 West 36th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

Gratefully in His mission,
Father Andrew Small, OMI
National Director

donate

 

photo5.jpg

 

 photo6.jpg

 

Father Socrates Mesiona during a conference on mission for students, faculty and familiies in the Diocese of Libmanan during this past Mission Month (October). "The need is just so enormous," he wrote to the U.S. National Office

 photo8.jpg

 

In the past two years, in Borongan and Palo - areas hardest hit by the typhoon - the Pontifical Mission Societies have helped with the formation of religious Sisters and seminarians. Support was sent as well to restore six classrooms in one school and build six at another, all in the Archdiocese of Palo.

Borongan.jpg

A year ago, priests from the Diocese of Borongan gathered for a meeting on mission, along with the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies.



 

1300993690_Facebook1300993701_Twitter1300993711_Linkedin1300993719_Youtube1300993734_Bloggerrsz_foursquarersz_ls-icon-256x256Pinterest-icon