Become a Columban Companion in Mission
Become a part of the active ministry of Columban missionaries by participating in our Columban Companions in Mission program.
Who are Columban Companions in Mission? Companions are lay people and religious who are engaged in full or part-time ministry and are willing to help Columbans promote the message of world mission in their communities.
Companions in Mission. As a Companion, you will be presented with opportunities to offer your time and talent as you share with others in the baptismal call to mission. Companions are dedicated friends of the Columbans invited to believe in these goals:
* The responsibility of all Catholics for world mission
* The exchange of faith experiences among local churches
* The challenge of the Gospel vision of justice and peace
As a Companion, you will enjoy:
* Enrichment and encouragement for your ministry
* Deepening understanding of mission spirituality
* Networking with other missionaries
Columban Companions in Mission promote Columban mission education materials by becoming familiar with our resources and vi-siting with religious educators, principals, diocesan directors and mission coordinators.
Our members also reflect on recent developments in world mission and then actively volunteer to promote mission awareness. To learn more about becoming a Columban Companion in Mission, please contact us. We invite you to become a vital partner in our Catholic missionary work.
Luzon: Cynthia Empleo
Visayas: Mary Joy Rile
Mindanao: Asthor John Yecyec
Jesus told the story of the poor widow’s offering: “And he sat down over against the treasury, and beheld how the multitude cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, This poor widow cast in more than all they which are casting into the treasury: for they all did cast in of their superfluity; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.” (Luke 21:1-4)