New York (Agenzia Fides) - In the week immediately before World Mission Sunday, final preparations by the US Pontifical Mission Societies Office have included an expanding of their presence on the Internet, in terms of materials and outreach, as well as continuing radio interviews. This is what Agenzia Fides learned in a statement recently sent from Monica Yehle of the PMS National Offices in New York City.
Taking advantage of the new media to make the message of mission known, the Pontifical Mission Societies "fan" page on Facebook features information on parish materials, as well as news of the Missions. They have also launched a new website version of MISSION magazine, spotlighting particular articles from the current issue.
In addition, PMS National Director Monsignor John Kozar, drawing on the popularity of the "Mission Lessons" radio messages has been the guest of local radio programs in September and October, talking about World Mission Sunday, the Pontifical Mission Societies, and the Missions, in general. Those interviews are being scheduled into this week before the celebration as well.
Monsignor Kozar will be presenting the mission message to young people in this week before World Mission Sunday, at a religious education gathering in the Diocese of Allentown.
Finally, all parish materials continue to available for downloading at their special World Mission Sunday website. (AR) (Agenzia Fides 14/10/2009)