FRANCISCAN MISSIONARY UNION
OF THE IRISH FRANCISCAN PROVINCE
Franciscan Missionary Union,
8 Merchants’ Quay,
PH: 01.6777651 FAX: 01.6777293
Director of the Franciscan Missionary Union, Ireland: Fr Bernard Jones, OFM
Purpose of FMU:
The task of evangelizing all people constitutes the essential mission of the Church. It is a task and mission which the vast and profound changes of present-day society make all the more urgent. Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize.
Church commits itself to this fundamental mission given to it by the Lord as he ascended into heaven. At the heart of the Franciscan movement is this same call to evangelize. The Order of Friars Minor offers itself to the Church as a catalyst to heighten the evangelization that we care called to do. We place ourselves at the service of the Gospel and our brothers and sisters and continue to search for and implement new ways of evangelizing in the present age with eyes set to the future and the challenges and blessings it will bring.
The Franciscan Missionary Uion seeks to create an awareness and sense of responsibility for missionary evangelization among the Friars Minor, the faithful and all people of good will; to promote a spirituality and activity fostering missionary evangelization.
All who help our missionary work are included in special prayers and Masses each day.
Opening Hours: 9.30am to 5.00pm (Monday to Friday)
To aid and support our Irish Franciscan missionaries working in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Central America we supply the following:
Yearly Enrolment Card: €2.00
(Selection includes: Sympathy, Get Well, Christmas, Easter, Spiritual, Thank you cards) Special Mass said daily to remember our members.
Perpetual Enrolment: €10.00 (Individual or a Couple)
€30.00 (Family – covers both Living Deceased members)
Individual Masses: offering of €5.00
OUR MISSION MAGAZINE: ST ANTHONY BRIEF
Published bi-Monthly (6 issues per year)
Cost: €1.00 per copy
Yearly subscription by post: Ireland €12.00
Promoters who receive more than 2 copies are not charged postage (i.e. it promoter receives 6 copies, they sell same for €1 each)
ST ANTHONY POOLS
To support our foreign missionaries a Monthly Draw takes place on 1st of each month.
Prize fund of €3,200 (£2700) guaranteed each month
1st Prize €1500 (£1200)
2nd Prize €700 (£600)
3rd Prize €400 (£400)
4th Prize divided into 20 prizes of €30 each (£25 each)
Book of tickets is worth €10 (or, at 80c a ticket sold = €16.00 – of which seller may keep €6 commission)
Sterling: book of tickets is worth £6.00 (or, at 50p a ticket sold = £10 of which seller may keep £4 commission)
8 Merchants’ Quay,
PH: 01.6773968 (FAX: 01.6777293)
Phone line open from 8.30am to 3.30pm
Enquires to FMU Office from 9.30am to 5.00pm. (PH: 01.6777651)