The Mission Office of the Archdiocese of Newark exists to promote the ministry of evangelization through the four Pontifical Mission Societies. These form the Catholic Churchss official support organization for the spreading of the gospel in the world, by fostering awareness of, and raising funds for the worldwide missionary and pastoral work of the Church.
The Pontifical Mission Societies are:
- Propagation of the Faith
- Holy Childhood Association
- St. Peter Apostle
- Missionary Union of Priests and Religious
Pontifical Mission Societies
The principal aim of the Pontifical Mission Societies, according to their statutes is "the promotion of a universal missionary spirit in the hearts of the People of God." Their common task is to keep before us the essential truth that
“THE CHURCH IS MISSIONARY BY ITS VERY NATURE.”
- (Ad Gentes 2)
Under the direction of Congregation for the Evangelization of People and the Bishops, the Pontifical Mission Societies exists now in more than 120 countries. Each society seeks to promote prayer and sacrifice for the world-wide mission of Jesus.