"Given the title "Pontifical" in 1922, the Pontifical Mission Societies have special responsibility in the Universal Church. They are under
the direct canonical jurisdiction of the Pope, who, together with the entire body of Bishops, remind the faithful of their Baptismal call to
mission, as they gather basic support for more than 1,150 mission dioceses in Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands and Latin America.
The Pontifical Mission Societies include the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Missionary Childhood Association, the Society
of St. Peter Apostle, and the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious. For more information, visit www.missio.org
INSIDE READS: Praying your heart is open to Christ and His extraordinary plans for you.
INSIDE BIBLE VERSE: In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin�s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, �Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.� But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then the angel said to her, �Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.� But Mary said to the angel, �How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?� And the angel said to her in reply, �The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God.� Mary said, �Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.� Then the angel departed from her. -Luke 1:26-38