Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York


                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mission Column for March 13, 2019                                            

A Salute to the North Country Catholic


The Pontifical Mission Societies consist of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Missionary Childhood Association, the Society of St. Peter Apostle and the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious.  The Pontifical Mission Societies have, as their primary purpose, the promotion of a universal missionary spirit, a spirit of prayer and sacrifice among all baptized Catholics.

Thanks to the diligent work and efforts of the North Country Catholic and Darcy Fargo, its Editor and her tireless associate Christine Ward, the Mission office purpose of promoting the missionary spirit is made easier week after week.  

Each week, the North Country Catholic exhibits our column and photos in an effort to help publicize and promote the Society for the Propagation of the Faith by educating the faithful of the Church’s universal mission .  Our columns teach of sacrifice, encourage prayer and support of any on-going appeals.  In addition to the several annual appeals, our children in Catholic Schools and Religious Education Programs participate in the Missionary Childhood Association program.  This on-going support and prayers for children locally helps those in the developing lands. 
The North Country Catholic also gives our office a chance on occasion to show off a bit, or brag about some outstanding missionaries who live right in our little home towns that you may not known of because doing the work of the missions is sacrificial, resourceful and never self-serving.   Our outstanding missionaries are often the topic of our columns spreading the word on the good deeds and works of so many that can impact those who live so far away and need our help so desperately.

The North Country Catholic has always been there to aid in our mission’s goal of promoting education and awareness and for this we grateful.  The support and publicity of the Pontifical Mission Societies enables us to continue to exist on a low-cost structure.  We are proud to walk with the North Country Catholic on the long journey making both the Diocese and the World a better place through promoting prayers and personal sacrifices for the Missions.   Please support the North Country Catholic.   


Remember to pray the World Mission Rosary….

          SPOF Cross

Please keep the Missions in your prayers.  Please be generous in next week’s collection for the Society of the Propagation of the Faith.  For more information, please connect and download the app at Mission.org.

Please remember “The Society for the Propagation of the Faith” when writing or changing your Will.