Mission Column February 10, 2021
We at the Pontifical
Mission Societies would like to thank the parishioners of the Diocese of
Ogdensburg for your continued financial and prayerful support. This past year has been a trying time for
many of us, and we are especially grateful to all of you during these difficult
times. Every little bit has gone a long
way towards helping those in need all over the world. Below are excerpts from some of the stories and
letters we have received from organizations describing the impact your
generosity has had on the local communities.
We hope that they find their way into your hearts as they did ours.
“Half of the money will
be going to a struggling priest in Papua New Guinea who has to scrape together
funds in order to purchase food and gasoline for his boat that he uses to get
to his island parishes. You and your
benefactors will surely be remembered in his prayers and masses. The other half of the money will go to our
thriving but poor Indian MSC Union Members.
They are trying to avoid contracting the coronavirus, which is rampant
in their part of India… Since their ministry is now so limited, this money will
help augment their lost income.”
-Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Fr. Richard Kennedy, MSC.
“It is because of kind
and caring people like you that we are able to continue to try and make a difference
in the lives of the disadvantaged, especially the sick, poor children in
Nicaragua and other areas of great need.”
-North Country Mission of Hope- Sister Debbie Blow, O.P.
“Our Maryknoll priests
and Brothers are indebted to our people at home for the generous support we
receive to carry out mission efforts oversees, under the direction of the local
indigenous dioceses.” -Maryknoll Fathers
and Brothers, Rev. Alfonso Kim, M.M.
“Through grants and
generous donors, the Mission employs two 2 local Nicaraguan doctors to provide
services in general and pediatric care, women’s health, and mental health in
two locations serving a community of 20,000+ people, spreading hope through
providing visits and our donated medicine as necessary.” -North Country Mission of Hope