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Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

March 10, 2022

Now, Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, teach us peace; guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts and give us the courage to say: “Never again war!”; “With war everything is lost.” Instill in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace.
Pope Francis.
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Bishop Burbidge Visits Bánica

February 24, 2022

Last month Bishop Burbidge traveled to the Arlington Diocese Mission in Bánica in the Dominican Republic. His visit was a joyous occasion as he was able to spend time with the parishioners of the two parishes. Masses were celebrated and there was even a procession, as pictured above. The Bishop was also able to meet […]

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The Mission Cooperative Appeal: Making a Difference

August 17, 2021

Recently I was able to speak with Fr. Mbinkar of the Diocese of Kumbo, which is located in the west African nation of Cameroon to discuss how the Mission Cooperative Plan (MCP) makes a difference in his country.  Cameroon has three major religious groups, the largest being Catholics, then Protestants, followed by Muslims and finally […]

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A Mission Within the Mission Field

January 7, 2021

This past fall, I was blessed to be able to have an immersion experience in Haiti to pick up the basics of Haitian Creole and thus be better equipped to minister to the large number of Haitian immigrants living and working here in the Dominican Republic, in the border parish of San José in Pedro […]

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Missionary Cooperative Plan – Frequently Asked Questions

January 15, 2020

Please share this information with any/all staff who may have a part in the MCP Process. 1.) What is the Missionary Cooperation Plan (MCP)? The Missionary Cooperation Plan (MCP) is an annual opportunity for mission groups, lay organizations and mission dioceses to personally appeal for prayer and financial support from Catholics of the U.S. Additionally, […]

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One Soul at a Time

April 1, 2019

Enjoy this simple video that encapsulates the essence of the Bánica Mission!

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To The Heights!

January 18, 2019

By Rev. Jason Weber In February I will be leading 52 young men up the highest peak in the Caribbean from Feb. 7 to Feb. 10. I am very grateful to those who have donated to this effort making it possible and making this the most exciting pastoral effort this year. My mom asked me […]

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A Day in the Life of a Missionary Priest

December 4, 2018

By Rev. Jason Weber The above slide show captures beautifully one of my days not too long ago. On that day, I offered two Masses in different chapels in the surrounding villages and in the evening, I joined a retreat that was being offered in Bánica for some of the young women in the parish. […]

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Interview with Bishop Ernest Ngboko, CICM of the Diocese of Lisala

December 3, 2018

Earlier this year, His Excellency, Bishop Ernest Ngboko, CICM of the Diocese of Lisala was kind enough to tell us a little about himself and his diocese in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read and enjoy! Where are you from and how did you become a priest and then a bishop? I am Most […]

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