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In appreciation for Bishop Doerfler and all the terrific Priests who serve the Diocese of Marquette so well. We enjoy working with you. Thank you for your ministry! Happy Priesthood Sunday! Attention: Parishes, Catholic Schools, Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations! Please join The U.P. Catholic Newspaper in celebrating the 25th Jubilee of Bishop Emeritus James H. Garland's Installation as our 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Marquette Contact Deacon Steve: upc@new.rr.com - (906) 863-7460 Reserve ad space by Nov. 15th. Have a longing to share the faith www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC October 27, 2017 15 (CNA) - In a press conference ahead of World Mission Day (Oct. 22), Cardinal Fernando Filoni stressed the importance of missionary work, saying that it is a necessary aspect of the Christian faith, and that it must begin with each of us. In the Christian faith there is a pulse that gives life to the body. If the pulse stops, we en- ter into crisis, shock, he said. This pulse of the Christian faith is missionary work, and this pulse also begins with us. Head of the Congregation for the Evangeli- zation of Peoples, Cardinal Filoni emphasized that all Catholics are called to be a mission- ary in some way, not only religious men and women and priests, but also young people and all laity. For example, the two patron saints of mis- sions are St. Francis Xavier and St. Therese of the Child Jesus, who were both missionaries in completely different ways, he pointed out. The former traveled to Japan to spread the faith, while the latter stayed within the con- ines of a monastery, yet they were both great missionaries, each in their own way, he said. To these, Cardinal Filoni said he hopes to someday add a third patron saint, Venerable Pauline-Marie Jaricot, a French laywoman who in the 19th century founded the Society of the Propagation of the Faith. Jaricot is a laywoman who realized the role of lay people in missionary life, he said. And she not only recognized the importance of ac- tive missionary work, but also of prayer. One of her first initiatives was to create a crown of prayer for missionaries, because she knew that missionaries, who work at the outposts of society, could not survive without a network of prayer for support, he said. World Mission Sunday was begun in 1926 by the Congregation for Divine Worship and is now promoted by the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and the Pontifical Mission Societies. The popes message for the 91st World Mis- sion Day was published by the Vatican earlier this year. Pope Francis said that World Mission Day is a good opportunity for enabling the missionary heart of Christian communities to join in prayer, testimony of life and commu- nion of goods, in responding to the vast and pressing needs of evangelization. This is because the world vitally needs the Gospel of Jesus Christ, he said. Christ, through the Church, continues his mission as the Good Samaritan, caring for the bleeding wounds of humanity, and as Good Shepherd, constantly seeking out those who wander along winding paths that lead nowhere. You can tell that mission is deeply im- bedded in the Popes heart, Father Tadeusz Nowak, OMI, said in the press conference Friday. Representing the Pontifical Missionary So- cieties, Father Nowak said that Pope Francis would want all Christians to have this deep sense of longing to share the faith and allow others to encounter personally Jesus Christ risen from the dead. DANIEL IBEZ CNA Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, speaks at a press conference before the Oct. 22 World Mission Day. Looking for a Catholic school? All Saints Catholic Academy, Ironwood (906)932-3200 Bishop Baraga Catholic School, Iron Mountain (906) 774-2277 Father Marquette Catholic Academy, Marquette (906) 225-1129 Holy Name Catholic School, Escanaba (906) 786-7550 Holy Spirit Catholic School, Norway (906) 563-8817 Sacred Heart Catholic School, L'Anse (906) 524-5157 St. Francis de Sales Catholic School, Manistique (906) 341-5512 St. John Paul II Catholic Academy, Menominee (906) 863-3190 St. Mary School, Sault Ste. Marie (906) 635-6141 Visit www.dioceseofmarquette. org/CatholicSchools

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