Lord, our God, help us to walk with you on the pathway of the beatitudes and to live out your mission in today's world.
Bind us to all men and women of our time so that together we may bring the Good News to the ends of the earth.
Open our hearts and our Christian communitites to the needy, the afflicted, the oppressed.
May we radiate the Living Christ and transform our lives in the hope of the Resurrection.
This prayer we make to you who are living God now and forever.
The Pontifical Mission Societies are Roman Catholic mission Socieites throughout the world and are under the jurisdiction of the Congregation for the Evangelization of People. The societies' are the heart of the Church. Since 1922, they have been the official missionary arm of the Church charged with the work of evangelization and charitable works throughtout the world. The societies' mandate is to promote the missionary vocation and activity of the Chruch with emphasis on the WORLD-WIDE dimension rather than local or particular initiatives. It provides mission awareness, is supported by benefactors and Raises funds for the poorest mission churches of the Catholic Church. For more information visit: http://www.missionsocieties.ca
There are four components:
Society for the Propagation of the Faith (SPF)
Holy Childhood Association (HCA)
Society of St. Peter the Apostle (SPA)
Missionary Union (MU)
Our Diocesan Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies is Very Rev. Anthony Dizy