Pope Francis reminds us in his message this year that the Church is missionary by nature.His selection of Acts 1:8, “You shall be my witnesses,” reinforces that, through our baptism, each one of us is entrusted to live the mission of the Church in spreading the Kingdom of God. What a joyful reminder for us that we are called to give witness to the love of Christ in all we do. Thank you for your continued generous response to this call!
This past July, I concluded my inaugural trip to Kenya as Director of the Holy Cross Mission Center. Here and in many areas of East Africa, Chile, Peru, and Bangladesh, the people face drought, political unrest, economic uncertainty, and a lack of healthcare. With your support, the Holy Cross Mission Center and our missionaries can strive to meet these communities’ spiritual and material needs through prayer, evangelization, education, and medical care.
As I continue to gain a deeper understanding of our ministries around the world, I find inspiration through our Holy Cross religious and lay leaders who serve in these communities. They carry out the mission articulated in the Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross “to make our witness and service more effective for the kingdom” (Constitution 5:52). Together, through our prayers and support, we can continue our mission to make God known, loved, and served. Will you join us in giving a joyful witness to the love of Christ this World Mission Sunday?
I humbly ask that you consider supporting the efforts of the Holy Cross Mission Center as we continue to walk in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in East Africa, ChilePeru, and Bangladesh. Your gift is a witness to your commitment to spreading the hope of Jesus Christ throughout the world.
Rev. Thomas Eckert, C.S.C.
Director, Holy Cross Mission Center
To make a gift to the Holy Cross Mission Center in honor of World Mission Sunday, please fill out and submit the form below. You can also send a check or money order payable to “Holy Cross Mission Center”. Checks/money orders may be mailed to:
Holy Cross Mission Center
P.O. Box 543
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Thank you for your prayers and for your support of the work of the Congregation of Holy Crossthroughout the world, and for your collaboration with the Holy Cross Mission Center.