Tag: World Mission Sunday

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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Missionaries on the last frontier

Missionaries on the last frontier

| Jessica Weinberger | October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Contributions on World Mission Sunday Oct. 23 benefit Diocese of Fairbanks, the only fully missionary Catholic diocese in the U.S.

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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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World Mission Sunday: What is the archdiocesan Center for Mission?

World Mission Sunday: What is the archdiocesan Center for Mission?

| Eric Simon | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Center for Mission promotes the missionary life of the Church and coordinate support for the mission outreach of the archdiocese by building bridges of faith, culture and resources to Catholic communities around the world.

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World Mission Sunday: Missioner helps Tanzanians affected by ugly ritual

World Mission Sunday: Missioner helps Tanzanians affected by ugly ritual

| Susan Klemond | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Founded by the Musoma Diocese to care for victims of FGM in 2001, Jipe Moyo is a shelter primarily for girls ages 8 to 16 who are fleeing FGM, run by the Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa.

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World Mission Sunday: Center gives hope to girls escaping gender-based violence

World Mission Sunday: Center gives hope to girls escaping gender-based violence

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

This year for World Mission Sunday (Oct. 19), we are highlighting the evangelizing efforts in the Diocese of Musomo in Tanzania, which has created a sanctuary for young girls at risk of gender-based violence.

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We are called to be missionaries of faith and joy

We are called to be missionaries of faith and joy

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

We just completed hosting a delegation visit from our partner Diocese of Kitui, Kenya. This eight-year-old partnership of solidarity between our two dioceses is designed to build relationships, exchange gifts and share faith.

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Witnessing Faith

Witnessing Faith

| October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

St. Joseph the Worker in Maple Grove will host the conference, “Witnessing Faith.” The event will be a day of prayer, learning and sharing with keynote speakers and a variety of enriching, motivating workshops.

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North America – Serving in Mexico gives opportunity for mutual teaching

North America – Serving in Mexico gives opportunity for mutual teaching

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Sister Pat Forster serves as a missionary in San Rafael in Galeana, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. In July 1961, she attended a retreat led by the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls and learned about world mission. She said: “It was energizing and full of invitation to serve those most in need. My parents were also missionaries, serving the sisters in their needs in Alexandria, Minn., and offering hospitality to an unwed mother. We were a Catholic family with concern for others. We prayed the rosary for vocations three times a week.”

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Africa – Missioner shares stories, prepares others for service

Africa – Missioner shares stories, prepares others for service

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Kim Smolik, 38, is executive director of Franciscan Mission Service, which prepares missioners for two-years of service working with Franciscan religious in Africa and Latin America. Smolik, whose home parish is St. Pascal Baylon in St. Paul, regularly visits the missions around the world served by FMS. She is based in Washington, D.C.

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Asia – Still working in their 70s to raise funds for children

Asia – Still working in their 70s to raise funds for children

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Gerald and Barbara Krosnowski, both 70 years old, work full time as volunteers to help raise money to feed starving children in developing countries. Currently members of Risen Savior in Burns­ville, the two started their lay missionary work in 1968, developing a program for the homeless in Detroit, and have partnered with domestic and foreign missions for more than 40 years. In 2000, they established the Sonshine Foundation to support mission work and with the foundation in 2006 formed Risen Savior Missions, a charitable non-profit that serves starving children in the Philippines. RSM is an international charity that is not affiliated with or funded by Risen Savior parish.

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South America – Committed to serving others at 12 years old

South America – Committed to serving others at 12 years old

| October 12, 2011 | 3 Comments

Katie Coldwell, 24, has been serving eight months as a missionary at a homeless shelter for children in Brazil. She made a three-year commitment. Her home parish is St. Therese in Deephaven. Coldwell is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee with majors in theology and social welfare and justice. While in college, she was a house manager for Casa Maria Catholic Worker and lived and worked in a transitional shelter for women and children. She also studied in Cape Town, South Africa, where she worked with the community to provide programming for youth affected by HIV.

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