Our parish has a special relationship with another parish in the developing world. I help to support this relationship through financial contributions and volunteer work. Do I still need to support the work of the Pontifical Mission Societies?
Posted On Monday, November 14, 2016 at 09:30Forms of direct co-operation between churches, also called ‘twinning’ can be of great benefit to a parish in the developing world and provide parishioners of the ‘sister’ church in Canada with great spiritual fulfilment. This one-on-one relationship works to the degree that it broadens the vision of Catholics here to see the universal needs of the mission Church.
It is important that ‘twinning’ does not become an obstacle to giving to the Pontifical Mission Societies as they help to guarantee that those who need it most are helped, especially the very poorest who do have the means to seek ‘extra’ funding and support.