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Given the title "Pontifical" in 1922, the Pontifical Mission Societies have special responsibility in the Universal Church. They are under the direct canonical jurisdiction of the Pope, who, together with the entire body of Bishops, remind the faithful of their Baptismal call to mission, as they gather basic support for more than 1,150 mission dioceses in Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands and Latin America.  The Pontifical Mission Societies include the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Missionary Childhood Association, the Society of St. Peter Apostle, and the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious. 

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It’s something we all do – count our blessings.  Topping the list is our faith, our Lord’s greatest gift to each one of us.  Another important blessing is the presence of missionaries.  In difficult and often dangerous circumstances, missionaries reach out with the loving heart of our Lord.  Missionaries like Sister Adelina.  On the island of Nias in Indonesia, she and other Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of Mercy staff an orphanage and a school.  They also regularly visit a home for handicapped and disabled children and young people. 

Count your blessings today.  And don’t forget the blessing of sharing in the work of missionaries like Sister Adelina by your prayers – and your financial help through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

… And for missionaries!


All across the world, in 1,150 mission dioceses, missionaries are bringing the love of Christ and His Gospel of hope to those most in need. Your support through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith has helped countless souls in remote areas to come to know the faith and to build Christ’s Church. These beneficiaries are grateful for the financial support we provide and for the Good News we share…

Imagine the gratitude expressed by St. Joseph’s Mission in Sanyati, Zimbabwe, in the diocese of Harare, where drought and poor harvests are making it difficult to feed the children. They recently received loving assistance through the Pontifical Mission Societies (Missionary Childhood Association) to renovate their child care center, provide necessary resources, and bring faith into young lives by extension.

Let us take time then to give thanks for faith… faith that we have received… faith that we nurture… and faith shared with others, especially through the spread of the Gospel through our Catholic missionaries.

We can continue to pray, share our faith and support  that growing faith in the Missions - half a world away.