Tag: Mission

Witnessing youthful faith

Witnessing youthful faith

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The first time I ever went on a mission trip was in college, when I joined a group visiting our archdiocesan mission in Venezuela. I was filled with excitement and anxiety as we embarked on this adventure of faith. I knew that mission had something to do with sharing faith, but I wondered how I would be able to communicate and bring God to Venezuela. When we finally arrived, I was surprised to find out that God was already there!

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Synod group reports focus on abuse, sexuality, friendship, mission

Synod group reports focus on abuse, sexuality, friendship, mission

| Cindy Wooden | October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

In their first formal reports to the entire Synod of Bishops, many of the gathering’s working groups reported that they had discussed the clerical sexual abuse crisis and, especially, its impact on young Catholics.

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After World War I, church changed mission approach, cardinal says

After World War I, church changed mission approach, cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

World War I and its aftermath changed the map of Europe, but also dismantled the notion of the “state church” in a way that forced the Catholic Church to discover again the authentic meaning of mission, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

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Pope: Church must go where people are indifferent, hostile to the faith

Pope: Church must go where people are indifferent, hostile to the faith

| Carol Glatz | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The most desolate places in the world in need of Christ are where people are indifferent, even hostile to God and his love, Pope Francis said.

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Mission at the heart of Christian faith

Mission at the heart of Christian faith

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being the Church of the little flock of Jesus

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When small is big – World Mission Sunday

When small is big – World Mission Sunday

| Susan Klemond | October 10, 2017 | 2 Comments

Indian mission diocese’s basic Christian communities grow in faith and service together

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Archdiocese’s Venezuelan mission parish suffering in food crisis

Archdiocese’s Venezuelan mission parish suffering in food crisis

| July 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

“Everybody’s just going hungry,” said Father Greg Schaffer, pastor of Jesucristo Resucitado in San Felix, Venezuela, who last month was named vicar general of the Diocese of Ciudad Guayana. “You go to the grocery store and the shelves are bare.”

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Catholics seeking to improve lives on mission trips say they’re changed as well

Catholics seeking to improve lives on mission trips say they’re changed as well

| Clare Kolars | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

To serve and be served

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From Frogtown to Godtown

From Frogtown to Godtown

| Bridget Ryder for The Catholic Spirit | June 18, 2015 | 2 Comments

Geu Vu and Khmasy Yang stood over two vats of boiling oil under a tent in the parking lot of St. Vincent de Paul Church in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood June 13. The two men were frying the spring rolls women of the parish had been filling all morning. Just after 3 p.m., the first pans of food came out for the party. The Archdiocese of
St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Hmong parish had invited their neighbors for a Hmong Summer Festival.

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Lenten tradition combats poverty at home, abroad

Lenten tradition combats poverty at home, abroad

| Deacon Mickey Friesen for The Catholic Spirit | February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

“One of our primary goals is to help Catholics live out their missionary call that comes through baptism.” – Deacon Mickey Friesen, director of the archdiocesan Center for Mission

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Minnesotans celebrate 10-year partnership with Catholics of Kenya

Minnesotans celebrate 10-year partnership with Catholics of Kenya

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | October 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

For a group of Minnesota Catholics, Africa was not too far to go to celebrate 10 years of friendship and cooperation.

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World Mission Sunday 2014: Give Hope

World Mission Sunday 2014: Give Hope

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

World Mission Sunday (Oct. 19, 2014) is an opportunity to proclaim the Gospel of hope by contributing to the Church in mission around the world.

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