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Traveling Missionary Roads, Building the ChurchMaureen Crowley Heil

Every day, the arrival of mail brings a new story to our attention. People serving in the missions around the world reach out to Boston hoping that our prayers and sacrifices will be able to help them ...

One Family in Mission: An Attitude of Gratitude Maureen Crowley Heil

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, our Mission Family gives thanks for many things. We know that we are blessed to serve the people of God both here in the Archdiocese of Boston and throughout the ...

Giving Mothers and Babies a Chance in the MissionsMaureen Crowley Heil

One of the great blessings of this ministry is the relationships made with others who share in mission work around the world. Whether that connection is made through email or in person, we truly feel ...

In Thanksgiving: Mass Stipends for the Missions Maureen Crowley Heil

Here in the Archdiocese of Boston, many Catholics understand the immense value of requesting a Mass to be celebrated for themselves or their living or deceased loved ones. We thank those who choose to ...

Our 'Family' of Mission Societies Grows the FaithMaureen Crowley Heil

As the days grow shorter, the air a bit chillier, and the clocks turn back, my mind tends to revisit the missions in my mind. I recall traveling to places where I've seen the effects of all our Mission ...

World Mission Sunday 2020: A Great Day for the Missions Maureen Crowley Heil

This year has certainly been one for the record books! "Adjusting" has become a way of life for all of us whether in the way we work, attend class, or even worship. We mourn for lives lost, struggle with ...

Follow Cardinal Seán's Example: Be a Missionary, Wherever You Are!Maureen Crowley Heil

October is known in our Church as the Month of the Rosary. It is also Mission Month and it kicks off with a great day -- the Feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, Patroness of the Missions. Although she ...

World Mission Sunday -- a Time for Re-dedication to the Missions! Maureen Crowley Heil

On World Mission Sunday, this year October 18th, we celebrate our baptismal call to mission as we gather at the Table of the Lord. Catholics around the world will do the same, praying that the Holy Spirit ...