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.
"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
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
Bl. Benedict Daswa
Bl. Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi
Venerable Délia Tétreault
Servant of God Ezechiele Ramin
Servant of God Felice Tantardini
Bl. Justus Takayama Ukon
Bl. Lucien Botovasoa
Mon Filomena Yamamoto
Bl. Peter To Rot
Bl. Pierre Claviere
Bl. Titus Brandsma
Bl. Victoire Rasoamanarivo
Vivian Uchechi Ogu
All Mission Testimonies
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: