World Mission Sunday: Missioners describe life in the field

Oct. 11, 2013, edition In Tanzania Maryknoll Father Daniel Ohmann, native of Greenwald “I spend my time with the Watatulu tribe. The Watatulu are a group of cattle people that has migrated up the Nile River over the centuries. It seems from present Iraq and Iran, perhaps around Abraham’s time. It also seems they must have…

World Mission Sunday: Doing good on earth

Oct. 11, 2013, edition Divine Word Father Fred Timp thinks the theme for this year’s World Mission Sunday celebration — “Do good on earth” — is excellent. “It is certainly what missionaries around the world are trying to do,” said the missioner to Ghana, Africa, who is originally from Freeport. “Proclaiming the word of God…

World Mission Sunday: One relationship at a time

Oct. 11, 2013, edition By Jennifer Janikula For The Visitor Franciscan Sisters build up global church through mission in Mexico “He said to them, ‘Go throughout the whole world and preach the Gospel to all mankind.” — Mark 16:15 When the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls arrived in San Rafael, Mexico, in 2003, one priest…

World Mission Sunday: A letter from the director

Oct. 11, 2013, edition A letter from the director Who we ARE becomes evident by what we DO  “We should try to live in such a way that if the Gospels were lost, they could be re-written by looking at us.” — Metropolitan Anthony (Russian Orthodox Bishop, 1914-2003) After hearing the theme for World Mission Sunday…

World Mission Sunday: Do Good on Earth

Oct. 11, 2013, edition We are all missionaries Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, World Mission Sunday will be observed on the weekend of Oct. 19-20. The message for this year is “Do Good on Earth,” taken from the words of St. Therese of Lisieux, the patroness of the missions. It is a call to…

Kenya mall bombing hits close to home for some

Oct. 11, 2013, edition By Kristi Anderson While Kathy Peterson was asleep in her Waite Park home, two of her loved ones were trapped inside a stairwell in an upscale shopping area in Nairobi, Kenya, held hostage there during a Sept. 21 terrorist attack that claimed the lives of nearly 70 people. Peterson, a parishioner…

Day of Caring

Oct. 11, 2013, edition Five volunteers from The Village Family Service Center helped change an office space into a room for a new mother at New Beginnings Sept. 26. Volunteers painted the room, put a dresser in it and decorated it. New Beginnings provides a safe, secure residence for pregnant women, new mothers and their…