Invitation to a Mission Symposium, December 10
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The Pontifical Mission Societies
invite you to celebrate a new vision for mission,
on the 50th anniversary of the
Decree on the Church's Missionary Activity, Ad Gentes

Thursday, December 10, 2015
9:30 AM to 4 PM

Program includes continental breakfast and lunch

The Archdiocese of New York
1011 First Avenue, 20th Floor 
(between 55th and 56th Streets)
New York City

Sponsored by the Pontifical Mission Societies
(National Office and New York Archdiocesan Office)

RSVP by December 1:
"The fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree Ad Gentes 
is an invitation to all of us to reread this document
and to reflect on its contents. 
The Decree called for a powerful missionary impulse..." 

Pope Francis
Father Andrew Small, OMI
National Director
Pontifical Mission Societies, U.S.
Welcome & Introduction
Father Socrates Mesiona, MSP
National Director
Pontifical Mission Societies, Philippines 
Rediscovering Precious Treasures,
Facing New Challenges:
Revisiting the Vision of the
Missionary Decree 
Ad Gentes
Monsignor Paul Tighe
Secretary, Pontifical Council for
Social Communications
Social Media and Mission:  
A Partnership for Mission

Please feel free to share this invitation with others, either by forwarding this email or by printing and posting the attached flyer.

Professor Timothy O'Malley
Notre Dame Center for Liturgy
Professor, Department of Theology
The Liturgical Orientation of Life: 
A Sacramental Foundation for Mission
Sister Madge Karecki, SSJ-TOSF
Assistant National Director
Pontifical Mission Societies, U.S.
Dry Bones or Pentecostal Fire:
The Making of 
Ad Gentes
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