Resources

Church Documents

Teaching the Spirit of Mission Ad Gentes:Continuing Pentecost Today - A Statement of the U.S.C.C.B.

Ad Gentes:Decree on the Church's Missionary Activity, Vatican II

Redemptoris Missio:On the permanent validity of the Church's missionary mandate, John Paul II

 

Mission-Related Websites

Pontifical Mission Societies (U.S.) 
www.worldmissions-catholicchurch.org
Site to the Pontifical Mission Societies:
The Society for the Propagation of the Faith
Holy Childhood Association
The Society of St. Peter Apostle
The Missionary Union

I Am A Missionary
http://www.iamamissionary.org/  
World Mission Sunday resources

Catholic Relief Services
http://www.crs.org/
Includes Operation Rice Bowl, Food Fast, Work of Human Hands, Kids Web Site.

Maryknoll
www.maryknoll.org 
Mission education material for all ages.

Texas Mission Council
http://txmissioncouncil.org/
State organization dedicated to the support and promotion of the mission activities of the Church.

USCMA (United States Catholic Mission Association)
https://uscatholicmission.org/
National alliance of individuals and organizations dedicated to the mission Jesus entrusted to his followers

Third Wave Mission Institute
https://thirdwaveofmission.org/video-modules/
Preparation videos for short-term mission & parish partnerships.


Scripture Passages 

Isaiah 2:2 - "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths."

Isaiah 56:7 -"For my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples."

Isaiah 52:7 - "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings."

Isaiah 61: 1 - "The spirit of the Lord is upon me because the Lord has anointed me."

Jeremiah 1:7 - "For to all to whom I send you shall go, and speak whatever I command you."

Ezekiel 3:17 - "Son of man, I have appointed you watchman for the house of Israel, whenever you hear a word from my mouth; you shall give them warning from me."

Zechariah 8:22 - "Many people and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favor of the Lord."

Acts 1:8 - "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth."

Acts 11:23 - "When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad: and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose."

Acts 11:26 - "It was in Antioch that the disciples were called Christians for the first time."

Acts 13:47 - "I have made you a light to the nations, a means of salvation to the ends of the earth."

Acts 26:23 - "That the Christ must suffer, and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles."