Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Website Reviews-Mission

A bit late but you can get planning for 2011-website reviews this month are based on Irish website involved in Missionary work.

The website for World Missions, Ireland  has been updated and is well worth a visit for lots of information on the Society and its work. World Missions Ireland (WMI) is registered name of The Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Ireland. The site has lots of information and resources for Mission Sunday, including a children’s liturgy and prayers of the faithful. Under the section on children helping children, there are plenty of resources for the classroom including activity sheets and a rosary leaflet. There are also links to YouTube videos and a newsletter.

Misean Cara is an organisation that provides support for the development work of Irish missionary organisations in more than 60 countries around the world. The website is very well laid out and easy to navigate with plenty of colourful graphics and quick links and the photo gallery is an excellent and well organised resource. The section on their work around the world is simple to use as it is based around a world map and gives a very clear overview of the work of the group. The profiles of the various members of the association are clear and give lots of information on the religious orders.
The Act Now website, is hosted by Dóchas, calling on the government to fulfil its promise made in the Millennium Declaration at the 2000 UN Millennium Summit, to
"free our fellow men, women and children from the abject and dehumanising conditions of extreme poverty, to which more than a billion of them are currently subjected."
This website is an excellent resource for use in schools on Mission as it highlights the issues involved and the poverty that is being suffered around the world, as well as how we can help and lobby governments to assist those less well off than us.

The IMU (Irish Missionary Union) website offers a variety of resources and information for anyone interested in the influence of Irish missionaries at home and abroad, including a link to the “Justice Desk” providing links and press releases on issues effecting missionary work throughout the world. The Mission Alive website is a sub-site of the Irish Missionary Union and a colourful and informative resource, especially for educational resources for Mission Month. There is a whole page dedicated to a range of activities that individuals and groups, such as prayer groups and schools could take on to increase their involvement in Mission Month.


  1. Some amazing pictures there. There was a fantastic documentary on RTE a few months ago called "On God's Missions" about the work of Irish missionaries abroad.

  2. Thanks for that Shane. For more info on the programme have a look at http://www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/on_gods_mission.html