Monthly Giving Programs
Most of us are not called to be missionaries in foreign lands. But being a missionary from home requires sacrifice, prayer and a love for the poor - just like a foreign missionary. When you contribute to our monthly giving programs you are a co-missionary with us. Donations to these giving programs may be made monthly.
You have probably heard the phrase, "It's not easy being green." Well that's not true, when you join the Missionary Oblates' newest ecological initiative.
It's easy to be green as a member of Our Common Home. All you do is make a small monthly commitment to support the environmental work of Oblates around the world. You will then be part of a global network of missionaries and benefactors who are working to preserve the Integrity of Creation, especially as it relates to the earth's poorest residents.Yes, it's that easy!
Oblate missionaries endure great hardships to provide food and shelter – and God’s love – to the poor. As a Mission Friendship Club member you will stand with them as an “oblation,” a living offering in service to God’s people. You will receive your own Oblate Cross, a Mission Friendship Club membership certificate and Oblates around the world will remember your special intentions in prayer every day. You will also receive two mission publications throughout the year, the Oblate Mission Friendship Club News and Oblate World magazine.
The members of Mary’s Circle of Friends generously provide spiritual and financial support for the work of the Missionary Oblates around the world. Nearly 4,000 Oblates live and work in more than 60 countries, providing for the material and spiritual needs of our poorest brothers and sisters.
As a member of Mary’s Circle of Friends, you will be remembered in daily Masses and prayers by the Oblates worldwide. You will also be remembered at daily Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois and at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome. In addition, you will receive Oblate World magazine three times a year to update you on the progress of our Oblate missions.
Each year more than one million pilgrims deepen their relationship with God at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. The Shrine provides healing and hope to those who visit our devotional sites and take part in our spiritual enrichment programs. We need your support so that we can continue to provide the highest quality programs and events.
As a Shrine Advocate, you will receive an Our Lady of the Snows Chaplet, a Daily Prayer with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate prayer book and a personalized Shrine Advocate enrollment certificate. You will also begin receiving the quarterly Advocate News to give you an insider’s view of Shrine events and programs. In addition you will receive Oblate World magazine to update you on Oblate ministries around the world. The Oblates will also remember you in a special Mass at the Shrine on your birthday. As your donation total grows you can receive additional devotional gifts from the Oblates for your generosity.