The Propagation of the
Faith a Pontifical Mission Society
The Mission Office assists the
faithful of the Diocese of La Crosse in carrying out
Jesus directive to his apostles before his ascension
to go and teach all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy
Spirit. The Faith must be kept and guarded in our souls,
but it must also be generously passed on to every person
in the world. The Church must be missionary if she is to
be the faithful spouse of Christ.
Pontifical Mission Societies
The Pontifical Mission Societies consist
of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the
Holy 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.
What does the Mission Office do?
Coordinates the Mission Cooperation
Program for visiting missionaries in Diocesan parishes.
Distributes Mass stipends to retired
and missionary priests.
Supports priests, sisters and lay
persons in the Diocesan parish in Santa Cruz, Bolivia,
Hogar Juan Pablo II Orphanage in Lurin, Peru.
Coordinates La Crosse Diocesan student Lenten
Mite Box collections.
Promotes the annual
fundraising benefit dinner for Casa Hogar Orphanage.
Coordinates and promotes the annual
Monsignor Anthony P. Wagener Mission Awards.
Appeals made through the National Office
World Mission Sunday
for the propagation of the Gospel in
and Lenten Appeals for those in most need in the developing
Apostle education and formation of men and women
who have been called to serve the Lord
as a priest or member of a religious order in a
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There will always be poor people in
the land Therefore, I command you to
be openhanded toward your brothers and
toward the poor and needy