Mass in the Jungle in Ecuador
Confirmation in the Jungle in Ecuador
“GO THEREFORE AND MAKE
DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS”
The eleven disciples made their way to
Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had summoned them…Jesus came
forward and addressed them in these words… “Go, therefore, and make
disciples of all nations...Teach them to carry out everything I have
This mandate was meant for the disciples and each
one of us. In Baptism we became missionaries. Through our prayer and
concern for the poor, for those who do not know Christ and our financial
support we are privileged to continue the mission of Jesus.
FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION
Please consider including the Society for the
Propagation of the Faith in your Will/ Trust. (A qualified attorney can
assist you in preparing it.) Your legacy will live on and on, and
YOUR LIFE WILL TOUCH THE WORLD FOR MANY GENERATIONS!
To help the Church in the missions,
gifts should be designated for:
for the Propagation of the Faith, Archdiocese of New York
1011 First Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 371-1000 ext. 2704
“I attest that legacies, gifts, estates and
bequests left to the Propagation of the Faith will be used entirely for
the missionary work of the Catholic Church in areas of great need.
Donors and their intentions remain in the prayers of the missionaries
the world over. I sincerely thank you on behalf of the Church’s
missionaries and the people they serve.”
COMMITMENT TO MISSION
Heir to the Apostles and called to continue
their mandate to bear witness to Christ and preach the Gospel "to the
ends of the Earth" Acts 1:8, the church is
by nature. The Second Vatican Council notes this in the Decree of the
Church's Missionary Activity (Ad Gentes) "the Church on earth is by its
very nature missionary since, according to the plan of the Father, it
has its origin in the mission of the Son and the Holy Spirit."
reality it is clear that the Church can never deviate from the basic
task entrusted to her, that of proclaiming the Gospel to all nations.
and baptism, each of Christ's followers is incorporated as a living
member in the Church and has an active part in her mission of salvation.
In Chapter 7 of the encyclical
Redemptoris Missio, the pope
presents various forms of missionary cooperation.
"Among these forms
are prayer, sacrifice and witness of Christian life and providing for
the material and financial needs of the missions."
Children in the
Philippines praying for God's Blessing On Sr. Pauline
FOR THE MISSIONS
WILL YOUR CHURCH TO BE THE SACRAMENT OF SALVATION TO ALL PEOPLES. MAKE
US FEEL MORE URGENTLY THE CALL TO WORK FOR THE SALVATION OF OUR HUMAN
FAMILY UNTIL YOU HAVE MADE US ONE PEOPLE. INSPIRE US TO CONTINUE THE
SAVING WORK OF CHRIST EVERYWHERE UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD.
Xavier, Pray for us.
St. Therese of
the Child Jesus, Pray for us.