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Title: Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States


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  • Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

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Who Are the Pontifical Mission Societies?
  • The Pontifical Mission Societies are
  • The Society for the Propagation of the Faith
  • The Holy Childhood Association
  • The Society of St. Peter Apostle
  • The Missionary Union of Priests and Religious

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What Do We Do?
  • Promote a universal missionary spirit a spirit
    of prayer and sacrifice among all baptized
    Catholics.
  • Provide financial support for the pastoral and
    evangelizing programs of the Catholic Church in
    Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands and remote
    regions of Latin America.

4
What Does the Term Pontifical Mean?
  • The four Societies each received the title
    pontifical in 1922 to indicate that they are
    the official means by which the Holy Father and
    the Universal Roman Catholic Church reach out
    with the Good News of Jesus to the Missions.

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Where Are the Pontifical Mission Societies
Located?
  • National offices exist in more than 120 countries
    around the world including the United States.
  • Central administrative offices are located in
    Rome, Italy, under the direction of the
    Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
  • The national office of the Pontifical Mission
    Societies in the United States is located in New
    York City. Diocesan offices are located in every
    (arch) diocese.

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Our Organizational Structure
The Holy Father The Congregation for the
Evangelization of Peoples The Pontifical
Mission Societies in the United States Diocesan
Mission Offices
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How Can YOU Help?
  • All baptized Catholics can participate in the
    worldwide mission of the Church by offering their
    prayers, personal sacrifices or financial
    contributions to the Society for the Propagation
    of the Faith, the Holy Childhood Association or
    the Society for St. Peter Apostle.
  • The Missionary Union of Priests and Religious is
    a spiritual apostolate for Priests, Religious men
    and women, catechists and lay people.

8
The Society for the Propagation of the Faith
  • The Society for the Propagation of the Faith was
    founded in Lyons, France, in 1822 by Pauline
    Jaricot. Inspired by stories she heard about
    missionary work in China, she felt called by the
    Lord to help the Catholic Church's worldwide
    missionary work. Young dioceses in the United
    States were some of the first to benefit from
    Paulines vision.

9
World Mission Sunday
  • World Mission Sunday, organized by the
    Propagation of the Faith, is a day set aside for
    Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the
    Church's missionary activity through prayer and
    sacrifice.
  • Annually, World Mission Sunday is celebrated on
    the next-to-last Sunday in October.

10
MISSION Magazine
  • Telling of the heroic witness of missionaries
  • Telling the story of the Church in the Missions
  • Showing how all baptized Catholics are called to
    share their faith, to be part of the mission
    story
  • Published four times annually
  • MISSION_at_propfaith.org

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Holy Childhood Association(HCA)
  • French Bishop Charles de Forbin-Janson founded
    the Holy Childhood Association in 1843. He was
    convinced that children rich in faith and love
    are capable of playing their own part in the
    Church's mission - and even of stirring adults to
    show the same generous spirit.

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What Makes HCA Unique?
  • HCA is unique in that its primary aim is to
    encourage children to share their faith with
    children in the Developing World.

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How Do Children Make a Difference through HCA?
  • They Pray
  • They Sacrifice
  • They Offer Financial Help

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HCAs Programs
  • Membership
  • Advent
  • Lent
  • Prayer Week
  • Christmas Artwork Contest
  • HCA Around The World

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Membership
  • Suggested Offering - 1.25
  • Includes
  • Prayer Card
  • Book Mark
  • Membership Card
  • Its Our World

16
Advent Lent Programs
Both programs are designed to prepare children
for the celebration of Christmas and Easter
through prayer, reflection and mission-based
activities.
  • Programs Include
  • Poster
  • One Coin Holder per student
  • Teachers Guide

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Prayer Week
National Prayer Week is a time for young
Catholics to be united in prayer for those in
need throughout the world.
  • Program Includes
  • Prayer Week Poster
  • Postcards to record the number of students in
    school / parish who participate

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Christmas Artwork Contest
  • Annually, HCA selects 24 drawings from more than
    10,000 entries to appear as HCA Christmas cards.
    Ten children are given honorable mention and are
    presented with certificates of merit.
  • The contest is open to students in kindergarten
    through eighth grade attending Catholic schools,
    parish religious education programs or home
    schools.

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HCA Around The World
HCA Around the World is designed to help animate
a missionary spirit among young people and
increase their understanding of their heritage as
well as current events and geography.
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The Society of St. Peter Apostle
  • Founded in France in 1889 by mother and daughter
    Stephanie and Jeanne Bigard to support the
    education of seminarians and Religious novices in
    the Missions.

Jeanne Bigard
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Your Faith Can Do Great Things!
  • In its first year, the Society of St. Peter
    Apostle sent help for some 2,700 seminarians in
    the Missions. TODAY, some 30,000 major
    seminarians, mostly in Africa and Asia, receive
    an annual subsidy of 700 per student.

22
The Missionary Union of Priests and Religious
  • Founded in 1916 by Father Paolo Manna, PIME
  • Spiritual apostolate that animates the
    animators
  • - priests
  • - Religious Brothers and Sisters
  • - seminarians
  • - pastoral leaders
  • - catechists religious educators

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Why Is the Missionary Union Necessary?
  • The success of the efforts of the three other
    missionary societies is linked to the vitality of
    the Missionary Union, because it is through this
    work that the missionary spirit a spirit of
    prayer and generous sacrifice is developed and
    nurtured.

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The Work of the Missionary Union Includes
  • Outreach to Catholic Media
  • Mission Education Meetings
  • Parish-based Mission Experiences
  • Mission Education for Seminarians and Religious
    Novices

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  • www.worldmissions-catholicchurch.org
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