*** Mission Office Press Release***
Missionary Projects of the Diocese Office Annual Collection
To: Deaneries of St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis
Date: July 2018
RE: MPDO Collection Summer 2018
Over the weekend of July 28-29, 2018 the parishioners of St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis Deaneries will be given an opportunity to support our missionaries with the Missionary Projects of the Diocese of Ogdensburg (MPDO) Collection at Mass. The MPDO (Missionary Projects of the Diocese of Ogdensburg) Collection is a scheduled second collection for which there is an envelope in the sequence.
This special collection will support our Solidarity of Faith efforts in the Diocese Of Lattakia in Syria as well as continued financial support of our former mission in Mollendo, Peru. Additionally, we assist the U.S. Bishop’s annual appeal for Latin America. The funds are also used to help any other missionary projects throughout the world that the Diocese might deem appropriate as part of its evangelization effort.
The MPDO collection represents hope and new life for so many around the world. In desperate and imminent need such as those impacted by flood, famine or earthquakes, MPDO funds can be made available in an urgent and crisis situation.
Our parishes offer prayers for the recipients as we fund missionary activities. Thank you for sharing in our Missionary Zeal that brings Christ’s love to those living in developing countries.