Different Kinds of Service
From our earliest days, almost a century ago, Columban missionaries have employed people to assist us in a variety of roles to support our mission. A few did housekeeping; some maintained buildings and grounds, while others assisted with office work. Thanks to their efforts behind the scenes, our priests were able to devote more time and energy to promoting mission in the public arena.
As times changed, so also has the contribution of our employees or co-workers. We still highly value the services of those who cook and clean, as well as those who mow the lawns and fix the leaks, but today Columbans also require coworkers who are able to harness the rapid advances in technology in order to promote our mission. While we continue to depend on Columban missionaries in various countries across the globe to provide us with stories of their lives and ministries, we also depend on professional co-workers to present these stories through our magazines, websites and social media. In order to reach the minds and hearts of younger generations, we have to preach the Good News to them online …
The Columban missionary vocation is not just limited to priests and religious alone
In late 1955, Columban Father George J. Bellas, oversaw the opening of Boys Town near Kumamoto, Japan and began as its first director. The foundation, modeled after the legendary …
Columban Fr. Kevin Mullins needs help to finish a parish building in Anapra, Mexico.