Next year, 2012, the Pontifical Mission Societies or PMS will be celebrating its eightieth year of missionary presence in the Philippines. As such, it will be an opportune time to thank the good Lord for the years that PMS has closely collaborated with the Philippine Church, particularly in mission animation and cooperation.
But we cannot rest on our laurels, so to speak, for mission is dynamic and on- going and so also with the work of missionary animation and cooperation. In fact, in hindsight, we can still say that there is much to be done, specifically in promoting mission awareness among the People of God. It is for this reason that we are requesting the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines to declare 2012 as the “Year of the Pontifical Mission Societies.” We hope that whatever gains we have achieved through the years will be sustained so as to make PMS truly an integral part of the life of the Church in the Philippines.
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