That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.

Parishes must be in contact with homes, with people’s lives, with the life of society,” said Pope Francis in his September prayer video. “They have to be houses where the door is always open so as to go forth towards others.” Join the pope this month in praying that parishes become more than just buildings but places for the faithful to gather as a community. 

Christian Unity
Welcome The Needy

Support for Persecuted Christians
Young People

Christians in Africa
Eliminate Arms Trade

Lapsed Christians

Workers and the Unemployed
Christians in Asia

Eastern Point Retreat House
Eastern Point Retreat House, a grand house located on the Atlantic shore in Gloucester, Mass., has been welcoming retreatants since 1958.