Pontifical Mission Societies

The Pontifical Mission Societies are a worldwide network at the service of the Holy Father to sustain the mission and the young Churches through prayer and charity.

They include:

"The four Societies - Propagation of the Faith, St. Peter the Apostle, Holy Childhood and the Missionary Union - have the common purpose of fostering a universal missionary spirit among the People of God... They bring to the Catholic world that spirit of universality and of service to the Church's mission, without which authentic cooperation does not exist." Pope St. John Paul II, Redemptoris Missio, 84


Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019

Pope Francis has announced October 2019 to be the Extraordinary Missionary Month. Learn more at the official website here:




Official Prayer can be viewed here. Contact our office if you would like to request free prayer cards with this prayer.


Magnificat for October 2019 can be purchased here.


Scripture Reflections for October 2019

This is part one of the guide, but they are broken out by day for your convenience.

October 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st

All Reflections


Mission Testimonies

This is part two of the guide, but they are broken out by each witness for your convenience.

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus

St. Francis Xavier

St. Francis of Assisi

Bl. Paolo Manna

Ven. Pauline Marie Jaricot

Charles de Forbin-Janson

Jeanne Bigard

Anna Dengel

Bl. Benedict Daswa

Caterina Zecchini

Bl. Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi

Venerable Délia Tétreault

Servant of God Ezechiele Ramin

Servant of God Felice Tantardini

Jean Cassigne

Bl. Justus Takayama Ukon

Bl. Lucien Botovasoa

Mon Filomena Yamamoto

Bl. Peter To Rot

Bl. Pierre Claviere

Simon Mpecke

Bl. Titus Brandsma

Bl. Victoire Rasoamanarivo

Vivian Uchechi Ogu

Wanda Błeńska

All Mission Testimonies


World Mission Rosary

Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (national director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith from 1950 to 1966) developed the World Mission Rosary. Each of the five decades is a different color to represent areas of the world where the Church continues her evangelizing mission. Learn more by clicking here. Free pamphlets and world mission rosaries can be obtained through contacting our office. This pamphlet is also available in Spanish.


Seeking: Experienced Rosary Makers

Additionally, the Mission Office is seeking volunteers experienced in making corded World Mission Rosaries for our archdiocesan children. The office provides the materials in packs of 50 rosaries, and the volunteers work on their own, at their own pace. If you are able to help, or have questions about the project, please contact our office.


Magisterium Documents on Mission:

 Additional documents can be found here.


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Mission:


Mission News: