"Make of the World One Family!"
~ St. Guido M. Conforti
SHARING CHRIST ACROSS FAITHS AND CULTURES
Jubilee Year
St. Guido Conforti knows that talking about the beauty and greatness of the missionary vocation is not enough. Mission joined to Religious Consecration is subjected to temptation. In fact, our Founder does not remain silent about this reality present in Divine Revelation. He does not trivialize it. His Letter Testament would not be complete and would not manifest all his love as a father.
The Future of Community & Sacramental Life
Monday, October 26th
Zoom | 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT
In this conversation sponsored by Commonweal Conversations, join us in exploring what our spiritual and community life looks like now that it's less centered on a building, and how the pandemic, even after it recedes, will change the future of worship. Register here.
Brazilian Celebration at Fatima Shrine, Holliston MA
Brazilian youth joined together at the Shrine on September 20 for their abbreviated yearly celebration. God bless them.
UK Xaverian Missionaries "Feeding the Hungry"
Friday, September 25th, 2020 the Preston Windrush charity prepared over 150 meals at the Xaverian Centre in Preston UK for those isolating and lonely. The volunteers had been using a variety kitchens during lockdown and with school going back they found themselves kitchenless. We were approached by a few people who know we had the facilities and asked to use them. Although we are closed to groups at this time we felt that this was something that we could support: helping feed those in our community who are in need.

The Preston Windrush Generation and Descendants (PWGD) UK is a community led group supporting the Black Community in Preston. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, PWGD UK group has launched an outreach food project aimed to the vulnerable elderly population by cooking and delivering free African-Caribbean food to 65+ years old members of the community. This outreach project will fulfill the cultural gastronomic need of the black community who are isolated and unable to access shopping for the ingredients on their normal nutritional routine which can further impact on their mental health. Learn more.
Keep up with the Coatbridge Food Bank on Facebook and on its website.
Xaverian Missionaries in the World
A Blessing amid the Pandemic
Our six confreres: Antonius Sutatno, Erik Tjeunfin, Evansius Abi, Handrianus Masri, Yeremias Yanuarius Parung, and Ignatius Washington Hendra Kusuma were ordained to the priesthood on August 21st, 2020 by the Archbishop of Jakarta, Ignatius Cardinal Suharyo at Saint Matthew Parish of Bintaro.
It was a historic ordination as it is the most numerous ordination of Xaverians to the priesthood in Indonesia and it took place during the Xaverian Jubilee Year and at the eve of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Xaverian presence in the archipelago. Moreover, the ordination was carried out in a particular context marked by the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. See more.
Interreligious Mutual Love - Interview from Indonesia

Indonesia is the country with the biggest number of Muslims in the world.

Fr. Matteo Rebecchi, Xaverian Missionary, worked in the interfaith dialogue with Muslims for many years. In this episode, he shares with us powerful stories fruits of this dialogue. Listen more.
Young People
Young people have lessons to teach the church, Pope says
Young Catholics are giving the church a valuable lesson in the real meaning of "synodality," Pope Francis wrote. "They have asked us in a thousand ways to walk alongside them — not behind them or ahead of them, but at their side. Not over them or under them, but on their level," he wrote in the introduction to a new Italian book of essays about youth ministry. Read more.
Pope Francis’ team joins up with star athletes like Ronaldo to say: ‘We all run together’
Athletica Vaticana, a 70-member team that includes bishops, nuns and Swiss guards, is proud to claim the pontiff as one of its own. The team is also a living example of his message on sports: “We all run together.”
Francis’ love for sports is highlighted in a new volume, Get in the Game. a collection of the pope’s speeches and comments about sports.The book is part of a larger initiative by Athletica Vaticana called “We run together,” which promotes equal dignity for all athletes and has raised more than $100,000 to assist hospitals fighting COVID-19. Learn more.
How teenagers can protect their mental health during coronavirus
Being a teenager is difficult no matter what, and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is making it even harder. With school closures and cancelled events, many teens are missing out on some of the biggest moments of their young lives — as well as everyday moments like chatting with friends and participating in class. Read more from UNICEF.
Caring for Students During a Pandemic
Pope Francis has described a vision of the church that is more like a “field hospital” than a fortress. He’s championed a “culture of encounter” that calls for “our close and continuous interaction” with others as part of a “revolution of tenderness” (Evangelii Gaudium no. 88). Such physical closeness is unsafe during a pandemic, and yet as inherently social beings—born to bond—we long for the kinds of meaningful encounters, affirming relationships, and empowering communities that shape us into the persons we are becoming. Learn more.
World Teachers' Day
In 2020, World Teachers’ Day will celebrate teachers with the theme “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future." ...The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly added to the challenges faced by already over-extended education systems throughout the world...now more than ever, we must work with teachers to protect the right to education and guide it into the unfolding landscape brought about by the pandemic.  Learn more.
"We Are Each Other’s..."
The Interfaith Youth Corp invites you to take part in We Are Each Other’s, a campaign to activate and support interfaith leaders responding to the current national crises. The Covid-19 pandemic, alongside the massive uprisings sparked by the murder of George Floyd, reveals the brokenness of American democracy. Instead of pushing us further apart, this historic time holds the potential to unite Americans in common purpose. We Are Each Other’s equips young people to engage in acts of interfaith cooperation, anti-racism, and service with their communities. Find out more.
Pew survey shows teens, parents practice faith together, though teens are less religious
Pew Research Center study released Sept. 10 suggests that most American teens share religious identities and faith practices with their parents, but that teenagers are much less likely than their parents to say religion is very important to them. Learn more.
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