New Fundraising Office Dedicated

The needs of the Gospel and those who preach it continue to be great. The Missionary Association of  Mary Immaculate — USA continues to help the missions of the Oblates, not only in the United States but throughout the world.

Over the past few years, there has been an effort to restructure the U.S. fundraising operations of the Oblates to stay in tune with the financial realities of the times, the demographics of the Church in North America and the modern means of communication.

A significant moment in this reorganization took place in April with the opening of a new home for a significant sector of the fundraising ministry. The Guild Center at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, originally used for multi-media presentations, now houses several departments of the fundraising operation. Other offices at the Shrine have also been turned over to fundraising.

The fundraising offices located at the Shrine in Belleville, Illinois, work together with those located in San Antonio, Texas. Their goals are threefold:

1) To share information about the many ministries of the Oblates in the United States and 70 countries,

2) To elicit spiritual and financial support so the Oblates can continue to live their motto: “To preach the Gospel to the poor,

3) To promote the mutual support of Oblates and their friends through prayer and good works.