How can I make a return to the Lord for all his blessings?

– Psalm 116

You are so blessed, and your love and generosity bless so many.

Your example of charity and care for the poor in the missions is a clear and simple way in which you answer the lifelong question in Psalm 116. How beautiful that you strive to “make a return to the Lord for all his blessings” knowing the abundance of God’s blessings in your own life!

As the New Year begins, I thank you on behalf of the countless poor women, men, and children served through the ministries of our friars in missions around the world.

You hear the cry of the poor and walk with Franciscan missionaries. Together with us, your compassion and charity are extended to people in need.

In gratitude for your friendship, we want to offer you the opportunity to have Masses offered by our missionary priests.

Life in the missions is especially challenging and difficult as our missionary friars deal with the effects of natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes, as well as man-made disasters like the war in Ukraine.

There is hope for the suffering, homeless refugees in these areas because of your generosity and because of our missionary friars who are working harder than ever before. They are feeding and sheltering the poor who have lost their ability to feed and care for themselves during the aftermaths of disasters.

For many of our Franciscan missionaries, Mass stipends provide the financial means to live and serve the poor in some of the most extreme and dangerous places in our world. Our missionaries use stipends to buy food, fuel, and medicine.

The Franciscans have over 5,000 missionaries and more than 800 missions throughout the world. They serve the poor on six continents.

If you would like to arrange to have a Mass or a series of Masses offered, please follow the link below. I will arrange for our missionary priests to celebrate the Masses you request as soon as possible.

Your charity gives our Franciscan missionaries the help they need. Some of our friars are dependent on your Mass stipends to survive.

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May God bless you in the New Year,

Brother Andrew Brophy, OFM

Executive Director