The Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

One Family In Mission
This organization is directly under the Vatican. Four missionary societies are linked.
This is especially for parish priests in North and South America to volunteer and take parishioners on mission trips.

. . . Parish priests and families may want to subscribe to the great and outstanding “MISSION” magazine for the propagation of faith in their communities. The Pontifical Mission Societies also publish booklets focusing on mission spirituality, mission theology and the call to mission addressed to all the baptized. These publications may be used as part of religious education programs, parish discussion or study groups, as well as a guide for reflection by priests, Religious, seminarians, deacons and lay pastoral leaders. Unless otherwise noted, each publication is 50¢ each. You may order these for your parish groups at the website below.

The Society of the Propagation of Faith
Today the General Fund of the Propagation of the Faith, which gathers gifts from Catholics all over the world — a concept that originated with Pauline Jaricot and her desire to help all the world’s missions — is the basic means of support for the Catholic Church’s worldwide Missions. “The family, whose role is fundamental in nurturing in their children a universal spirit, open and responsive to the world and its problems, and in forming vocations to missionary life.”   ~Pope Benedict XVI, October 19, 2008

Missionary Union of Priests and Religious
Its purpose is to educate and inspire priests, Religious men and women, pastoral leaders and those responsible for catechesis and religious education so that they may better animate others to share their faith and to be missionaries themselves, supporting also the missionary work of the Church worldwide. Through this work the missionary spirit –– a spirit of prayer and generous sacrifice – is developed and nurtured. Provides financial aid.

The Society of St. Peter Apostle
The goal of the Society of St. Peter then and now has been to invite individuals to support the education of candidates for the Catholic priesthood in the Developing World and to support the formation of men and women candidates for the Religious life in the Missions. Today, there are some 30,000 seminarians studying in 500 major seminaries throughout the Developing World.  Support provided through the Society for St. Peter Apostle ensures that these young men may continue to answer the call to serve as priests.

Holy Childhood Association

HCA is unique to other organizations that assist children in the Developing World in that its primary aim is to encourage children to share their faith with children in the Developing World through their prayers, personal sacrifices and financial offerings.

Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States
366 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10001
Phone: 212-563-8700
Fax: 212-563-8725


Ms. Monica A. Yehle, Director of Development & Programs

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