Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

                                                                                            Mission Column July 1, 2020                                                                                                                                          


Being a Missionary From Home


During this time of pandemic, we are all learning to do more and more from the comforts of our homes.  Even as things begin to open back up, we will still look to do more at home.  One of the many things you can keep in your life is God, and you can keep him in your life anywhere.  Here are a few pointers on how you can be a Missionary from home. 

Pray:  Set up a time every day to have a conversation with God.  Throughout the day, talk to Jesus.  Simply say an Our Father or even the prayers that the angels taught the children in Fatima, “My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love you.  I ask you pardon of you for those who do not believe, do not adore , do not hope and do not love you.  These little prayers will draw our hearts and minds closer to God.

Bring love and joy to the family:  Spend time with your parents, brothers and sisters.  Pray together, eat meals together, play games together and laugh together, etc….

Make holy the work that God has given each of us:  All the work we do throughout  the day at home whether it be work, schoolwork, chores, games, etc…. do it with love and offer it to God.  St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta said, “Do small things with great love…”

Be mindful of the upcoming Diocese wide collection for the Missionary Projects of the Diocese of Ogdensburg.  Our theme is:

 Maybe we cannot be together, but together we can make all the difference…

Continue to be a missionary.  Be a missionary from home.  God bless us all.




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