NEW FRIENDS • Father Peter James Alindogan, pastor of St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish, Lavallette, speaks with a child at an orphanage in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, during a trip he made to the country in late August. Photos courtesy of Father Alindogan
The mere mention of Mongolia often summons visions of nomads herding horses, cows and camels through unforgiving miles of frigid desert and grasslands, or Mongolian leader Genghis Khan and his warriors thundering on horseback.
On World Mission Sunday, October 23, Pope Francis invites each of us to be part of that change for our world of great need, calls us to announce the mercy of God, “the beating heart of the Gospel” (Misericordiae Vultus, 12).
The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, which the Church is celebrating, casts a distinct light on World Mission Sunday 2016: it invites us to consider the missio ad gentes as a great, immense work of mercy, both spiritual and material. More ... Thursday, October 20, 2016