Pen and Inkwell of St. Therese of Lisieux

Pen and Inkwell of St. Therese of Lisieux

Message from pope francis

world day of mission 2017

The Church’s mission, directed to all men and women of good will, is based on the transformative power of the Gospel. The Gospel is Good News filled with contagious joy, for it contains and offers new life: the life of the Risen Christ who, by bestowing his life-giving Spirit, becomes for us the Way, the Truth and the Life (cf. Jn 14:6).

The Church’s mission is enlivened by a spirituality of constant exodus. We are challenged “to go forth from our own comfort zone in order to reach all the peripheries in need of the light of the Gospel” (Evangelii Gaudium, 20).




Missionary Essay Contest

The Missionary Essay Contest is now CLOSED. Thank you to all who submitted. Winners will be announced June 29, 2018. Questions? Call Roberto Bacalski at (703) 532-8815 ext. 102.

contest details

All submissions must include the entrant’s name, phone number and/or email and a mailing address.

Topic: [NEW TOPIC]

Ages 18 and up

Deadline June 9, 2019 (Pentecost Sunday)

500-750 words

11pt Times New Roman font; single spaced


1st Place: $200 prize plus $200 donation

2nd & 3rd Place: $100 prize plus $100 donation

Publication in a future issue of Arlington Herald

Submit by email to

Submit by Mail to

Arlington Mission Office

Missionary Essay Contest

905 Park Ave.

Falls Church, VA 22046

Go forth from your comfort zone!

Go forth from your comfort zone!