Readers of St. Joseph’s Advocate know us as the Mill Hill Missionaries. The name goes right back to 1866 when Fr. Herbert Vaughan (later Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster) founded our Missionary Society in a place called Mill Hill, located in North West London. But our official title is ‘St. Joseph’s Missionary Society’.
The last 15 years have seen some progress in reducing poverty in the world. Yet 10% of the world’s population still live in extreme poverty.
Climbing the holy mountain, Mount Singai.
The reputation of mission schools as centers of excellence and learning remains intact and they continue to draw students from all communities, much to the government's chagrin. (Ucanews)
Awakening the missionary spirit.
We regret to inform you that Fr. Alois Prader, MHM, who spent long years of loving service in Rawalpindi Diocese, Pakistan (1958-1997), died at 5 o’clock in the morning, 10th February 2016, in Herbert House, Brixen at the age of 84.
The pastoral responsibilities in Sarikei, a large and well established parish in the diocese of Sibu, are shared by Frs James Ting and Vincent Oates mhm. Fr Vincent Oates mhm returned to Malaysia after many fruitful years of missionary service in Pakistan, Britain and India. Together they also minister to a considerable number of longhouses in the outlying district.
AEFJN has already worked for many years on some of the SDGs. During the weeks of Lent we will present some of the new development goals and ask ourselves how we could contribute to their implementation.
Mill Hill Missionaries honoured.
Fr John Mc Auley mhm Lapok is little more than a cluster of shops situated in a valley along the Tinjar river at just over and hour's drive from Miri. The village is defined by an elegantly arched concrete bridge across the Tinjar river. Fr John Mc Auley (aka 'Makuleh') serves here as assistant to Fr Andrew Lee, a young and enthusistic diocesan priest with a degree in Sacred Scripture, Working together with yet another young priest, they cover a wide area of longhouses in the surrounding district.