missionary - Pontifical Mission Societies

a Pontifical Mission Society
Tasks of Catechesis
• Promoting knowledge of the faith
• Liturgical education
• Moral formation
• Teaching to pray
• Education for community life
•Missionary Initiation
National Directory for Catechesis
Our Mission of Love
is an essential element of the
Preparatory Catechesis for the
World Meeting of Families
Family in Senegal
The Pontifical Mission Societies are both
Pontifical –
operating under a Papal Statute
which directs that MCA “should always be integrated
into the general pastoral work of Christian education
to which it brings a missionary dimension.”
Episcopal –
animating the faithful in every diocese,
responding to the needs of the local
Church in Mission areas
Archbishop Josaphat Lebulu,
Archdiocese of Arusha, Tanzania
1,150 Mission Dioceses
membership requirements:
o Children learning about Jesus
o Share what you know about Jesus with others
o Curious about lives of kids in other countries
o Pray for them (& they pray for you) – Hail Mary
o Sacrifice to help other kids in need
In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People
of God have become missionary disciples (cf. Mt 28:19).
All the baptized, whatever their position in the Church
or their level of instruction in the faith,
are agents of evangelization.
Pope Francis, Evangelii gaudium, No. 120
Missionary Children in Mongolia
for catechists
Papua New Guinea
World Mission Sunday
October 19, 2014
It’s Our World newsletter
- Advent and Lent issues
- Editions for K-1, 2-3, 4-5,
6-8, and teachers
- Mission stories, photos,
activities, and prayers
- Free!
Pray the World Mission Rosary
and embrace the world in prayer
Resources include
- brochures
- posters
- video on-line and DVD
- MCA presentation/prayer
Students pray the Living World Mission Rosary
at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Doylestown &
Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, North Wales
Our Lady of Mercy
Rosary Makers,
Maple Glen
Holy Buckets
Advent Catechetical & Sacrificial Giving Program
- Advent calendar
- Online Leader’s Guide with lessons related
to Sunday readings for Advent and Epiphany
- Family resources to send home
National Christmas
Artwork Contest
Archdiocesan winners
recognized on
World Mission Sunday
Catholic Schools Week
Our Mother of Consolation CSW Dress-Down Day
MCA members provide Catholic
education for 900,000 children in
Mission schools, and support 10,000
Kibera, Archdiocese of Nairobi, Kenya
National Prayer and Penny Week
March 8-15, 2015
MCA presentations
Visit www.phillymissions.org for
- Prayers including MCA Commissioning Prayer
Services, Holy Hour for the Missions, Stations of the
Cross, the Holy Father’s monthly missionary prayer
- World Mission Rosary video, PowerPoint, and ideas
- Mission stories and photographs
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