Daily Readings, Daily Meditation, & Saint of the Day
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me."
Saint Gregory the Great regularly hosts missionaries to visit our parish and educate parishioners on the work they are doing at home and throughout the world. These faith-filled Catholics serve others in profound ways and share with us how we can help bring the liberating spirit of Christ to those in need, to advocate for justice, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.
Should you choose to support their mission, whether it's through monetary donations, donations of your time, or through the gift of prayer, your generosity is very much appreciated. That appreciation comes from not only those who are presently being served, but it comes also from future generations who will benefit.
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October 22-23, 2016
TODAY IS WORLD MISSION SUNDAY! In announcing his decision to declare a Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis said, “Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought about how the Church might make clear its mission of being a witness to mercy.” Supporting the young churches throughout the world with your prayers and generous gifts is indeed a merciful witness of this mission.
The collection today will help missionaries offer the poor of these areas practical help as they share the mercy of God. It will ensure the development of local dioceses, and support the work of priests, religious and lay leaders who serve those on the margins and in most need. Extend your merciful witness to the whole world through your gift in today’s collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith!
For more information on the Pontifical Mission Societies of the United States, visit their website: http://www.propfaith.net/onefamilyinmission/WorldMissionSunday.aspx
Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters will visit Saint Gregory the Great Parish on the weekend of August 20-21, 2016 for Mission Cooperative Sunday. The Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters are an international missionary congregation serving in over 50 countries of the world, primarily in rural, poor areas & frontier situations; addressing the needs of the people through education, health care, & socio-pastoral ministry. Special attention is given to women & children, victims of trafficking, those affected by HIV-AIDS, inter-religious dialogue, & sharing the “Good News” of God’s love.
Through your prayerful accompaniment & generous financial support, the mission of Christ to “go, teach, & proclaim the Gospel to all people” will continue through the work, ministry, & witness of our Sisters.
For more information on the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, their history & ministry in more that 50 countries of the world, visit their websites: www.ssps-usa.org & www.worldssps.org.
We are pleased to welcome Sister Mary Rose Nguyen from Lahore, Pakistan, to share her story in the missions during all the Masses. Please be prepared to listen and support as the message of mission, evangelization, loving service, and hope is shared. The proceeds from this Mission appeal will be used to directly support the missionary, the organization, and the people she serves. Your generous donation unites you as missionary to our brothers and sisters around the world who need our help.
Special envelopes will be available in the pews for your use.