This weekend is Mission Sunday, a time we call attention to those brave men and women who go out of their way to bring the gospel to those living in remote areas around the globe. These missionaries have been responsible in the past for Christianizing so much of Africa, the Americas, and parts of Asia. Today, they face continued hardship and persecution in the Mid-East and China. Nevertheless, they persevere. Today in the U.S., there are still missionaries serving the material and spiritual needs of God’s people. Let us not forget that it was the efforts of missionaries that helped the faith to spread in our country.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the good Irish, German, Italian, French, Polish, and Spanish missionaries from days gone. Since we were blessed by their efforts, let us show our gratitude by praying for our current missionaries and giving them the financial support they need.
- Fr. Carl