The Propagation of the Faith – a Pontifical Mission Society
The Mission Office assists the faithful of the Diocese of La Crosse in carrying out Jesus’ directive to his apostles before his ascension into heaven … to go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Faith must be kept and guarded in our souls, but it must also be generously passed on to every person in the world. The Church must be missionary if she is to be the faithful spouse of Christ.
Pontifical Mission Societies
The Pontifical Mission Societies consist of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Holy Childhood Association, the Society of St. Peter Apostle and the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious. The Pontifical Mission Societies have, as their primary purpose, the promotion of a universal missionary spirit – a spirit of prayer and sacrifice – among all baptized Catholics.
What does the Mission Office do?
- Coordinates the Mission Cooperation Program for visiting missionaries
in Diocesan parishes.
- Distributes Mass stipends to retired and missionary priests.
- Supports priests, sisters and lay persons in the Diocesan parish in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and the Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II Orphanage in Lurin, Peru.
- Coordinates La Crosse Diocesan student Lenten Mite Box collections.
- Promotes the annual fundraising benefit dinner for Casa Hogar Orphanage.
- Coordinates and promotes the annual Monsignor Anthony P. Wagener Mission Awards.
Appeals made through the National Office
- World Mission Sunday – for the propagation of the Gospel in mission territories.
- Christmas and Lenten Appeals – for those in most need in the developing world.
- St. Peter Apostle – education and formation of men and women who have been called to serve the Lord as a priest or member of a religious order in a developing country.
For more information go to: www.onefamilyinmission.org
Catholic Life Articles
Remembering Bernard Louis
There are some missionaries who serve in the name of Jesus Christ in extraordinary ways. They learn new languages, travel to distant places and evangelize in the name of Jesus Christ. God calls them, fortifies them with His Spirit and sends them to work in His fields. There are also some missionaries who do the […] The post Remembering Bernard Louis appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.
Do you want to be a saint?
In 1979, then Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize. Shortly thereafter, my mother in law printed off part of her acceptance speech, framed it and gave it to my family. Here is what it says: Each person’s mission is a mission of love…Begin in the place where you are with the people closest to […] The post Do you want to be a saint? appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.
A Chronicle of Stewardship In Tanzania
In 2014, St. John the Baptist Parish in Marshfield started on a journey of faith to partner with the Sisters of Our Lady Queen of Africa to build a much-needed convent in Mwanza, Tanzania. On the swift wings of the Holy Spirit, $113,000 were raised in 18 months, through donations of $2 to $20,000, from […] The post A Chronicle of Stewardship In Tanzania appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.
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Responding to God’s call
Retiring to Africa as a missionary? That is not something I had planned on, at least not consciously, but looking back, I see how the jigsaw pieces of my life fell into place for that to happen. Growing up in a Catholic family in Stevens Point, I was raised to know, love and serve God. […] The post Responding to God’s call appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.
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Rev. Woody Pace, Director
Marga Apel, Administrative Assistant