Sunday, October 18, 2009

World Mission Sunday

Today is World Mission Sunday.

From my earliest years I have been fascinated by stories from the Missions. Returning priests and nuns visited my parish and school, and I listened with rapt attention to their exciting accounts of events, people, and exotic animals in the mission lands of Asia and Africa.

The stories of the missions and the missionaries continue today. In difficult and dangerous situations all over the world the final command of Jesus in St. Matthew’s Gospel is being carried out with love and dedication. “Go, therefore and make disciples from all nations” (Matthew 28:19).

Please be generous in your support of the missions today with a contribution to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith which provides help to 1,150 mission churches. Special envelopes are in the pews. Checks can be written to St. Bernard Church and we will forward in one check all contributions.

Please continue to pray for the missionaries and the people they serve.

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