Mission Sunday letter

O r rF IrCcEe
lOlt
OF THE U
CAaRRDoI Ir\r u n t
FIRST AvEruuE
New Yonx, NY tooaz
September
16,20L4
Dearfriendsin the Lord:
"Today,vastnumbersof peoplestilldo not knowJesusChrist." popeFrancis
beginshis messagefor this year'scelebration
of WorldMlssionSundaywiththese
words' But, he quicklyoffersus a way to makea joy-filled,life-givingdifference.The
HolyFathersays:" WorldMissionSundayisa privilegedmomentwnenthe faithfulof
variouscontinentsengagein prayerand concretegesturesof solidarityin supportof
the youngChurches
in missionlands.,,
On October19, as our archdiocesan
familycelebrates
this "privilegedmoment,,,
let usjoin with our brothersand sistersaroundthe worldwho will gatneiat the Lord,s
Tableto celebrate,
with greatjoy, our commonvocationas missionaries.
our
"prayers"and"concretegestures
of solidarity"
will helpbuildlocalchurches,
likethe
churchin Mongolia,
the world'syoungestCatholic
Church,andchurches
aciossthe
globe. Throughthe worldof thesechurchesandtheir witnesses
to Christ,the poor
receivepracticalhelpand experience
God'slove,mercy,hope,and peace.
Yourfinancialassistance
on WorldMissionSunday,offeredin the collectionfor
the societyof the Propagation
of the Faith,wiil supportihe t,tso youngmission
(arch)dioceses
andcommunities
who awaitthe "GoodNews"of Jesusal theirsaving
hope.
PopeFrancisencourages
us to takejoyful part in the Church'smissionto all the
nationsas we liveour livesgroundedin loveof Jesusandwith concernfor the needs
of the most disadvantaged.May WorldMissionSundayoffereachone of us an
opportunityto accomplish
bothas we sharethe joy of the Gospeland helpthe poor
with our feruentprayersand throughour generoushearts.
Withprayerful
bestwishes,
I am,
Faithfully
in Christ
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TimothyMichael
Cardinal
Dolan
Archbishop
of NewYork
OrrtcE
lOll
oF THE CanprNal
Frnsr AvEr.ruE
New Yonx, NY tOO22
16 de septiembre
del 2014
Mihermano
Sacerdote:
Lacolecta
anualparael Domingo
parael
de la Misi6n
Mundial
est6programada
19deoctubredel2014.Porfavor,imprimala caftaadjuntaen el boletinde su
parroquia
el fin desemana
del 11y 12de octubre,
o si lo prefiere,
leala cartadespu6s
ensusMisas.
Su6nimoparaquesupueblo
parael Domingo
apoyeestacolecta
de la Mlsi6n
Mundial
ser6profundamente
apreciado.
Conmismejores
deseos
de oraci6n,
mesubscribo,
Fraternalmente
en Cristo,
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,a
Car,rg, (p-[7*\
TimothyMichael
Cardenal
Dolan
Azobispode NuevaYork
Adj.