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World Mission Sunday 2020: A Great Day for the MissionsMaureen Crowley Heil

This year has certainly been one for the record books! "Adjusting" has become a way of life for all of us whether in the way we work, attend class, or even worship. We mourn for lives lost, struggle with ...

Follow Cardinal Seán's Example: Be a Missionary, Wherever You Are! Maureen Crowley Heil

October is known in our Church as the Month of the Rosary. It is also Mission Month and it kicks off with a great day -- the Feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, Patroness of the Missions. Although she ...

World Mission Sunday -- a Time for Re-dedication to the Missions!Maureen Crowley Heil

On World Mission Sunday, this year October 18th, we celebrate our baptismal call to mission as we gather at the Table of the Lord. Catholics around the world will do the same, praying that the Holy Spirit ...

World Mission Sunday: Connect With the World on Mission! Maureen Crowley Heil

Every year we remember our baptismal call to mission as we celebrate World Mission Sunday. This year, on October 18th, as we gather for Eucharist, Catholics throughout the world will assemble in a spirit ...

The Lay Members of Christ's FaithfulMaureen Crowley Heil

Last week's Gospel, about the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard made me think of one of our Church's beautiful documents, 'Christifideles laici' or 'The Lay Members of Christ's Faithful.' Written ...

Living Water for the Missions Maureen Crowley Heil

"The Church offers her maternal care to all children and their families, and she brings them the blessing of Jesus." -- Pope Francis Imagine the hopelessness you would feel if you were unable to provide ...

Called to the Priesthood: A Different Seminary LifeMaureen Crowley Heil

When young Deogratias Ekisa felt a call to the priesthood in Uganda, he knew that his family would not be able to shoulder the burden of the education necessary to prepare him. He describes his upbringing ...

A Solomon's Choice Maureen Crowley Heil

Throughout the many (Arch)diocesan mission offices around the world, we often refer to ourselves as One Family in Mission. We feel strongly that, united by a common faith and desire to see that faith ...

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