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The World Mission Rosary Around the WorldMaureen Crowley Heil

During October the Church calls us to pray the rosary and to celebrate the missions. In our ministry, we pay special attention to the World Mission Rosary and focus on both. Archbishop Fulton Sheen ...

Proclaiming the Gospel with Joy in Papua New Guinea Maureen Crowley Heil

Bishop Donald Lippert, OFM, Cap shepherds the Diocese of Mendi, in the mountainous Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. In a place rich in beautiful scenery and strong local culture, Bishop ...

We Cannot But Speak About What We Have Seen And Heard (Acts 4:20)Maureen Crowley Heil

Each year we remember our baptismal call to mission as we celebrate World Mission Sunday. On October 24th, we will gather as Eucharistic people. Catholics throughout the world, will join us in that same ...

World Mission Sunday: Joyfully Building Our Church Maureen Crowley Heil

"Today, vast numbers of people still do not know Jesus Christ." Pope Francis made this extraordinary statement, as well as offering us a way to remedy the situation: "World Mission Sunday is a privileged ...

Leave a Legacy of LoveMaureen Crowley Heil

There's a saying we like to repeat in the Mission Office: Some people give to the missions by going, others go to the missions by giving. Recently, we found the exception that proves the rule. Last year, ...

Join the Cardinal Cushing Club -- Make Miracles Happen Maureen Crowley Heil

In 1922, Father Richard Cushing took on a job that became a lifelong love: Director of The Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Even as the Archbishop of Boston, Cushing delighted in gathering people ...

It's Our World -- On MissionMaureen Crowley Heil

Every year Missionary Childhood Association's (MCA) Mission Education Day brings an experience of mission to the hearts and minds of the youngest missionaries of our Archdiocese. In past years, Catholic ...

Painting a Picture, Calling all Witnesses Maureen Crowley Heil

Twenty-two years ago, when I started my work for The Pontifical Mission Societies, I thought of it as just that -- a job. I spent years at home, raising three children. When the time came that they were ...