Mission groups from across the world now have to go through an extensive process in order to speak at parishes in the United States. The mission group makes a request through diocesan mission directors. From there, a missionary or a mission group is invited to speak at Mass in specific parishes. Because there is such a great need, the number of requests far exceeds the invitations that are extended.
Bud and Sue Ozar petitioned and have been invited to speak at 11 parishes in Pennsylvania and Michigan this summer. Recently they traveled to the Diocese of Erie where they spoke at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Lewis Run (pictured above) and at St. Bernard Parish and Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parishes, both in Bradford. Bud and Sue report, “People have been very gracious and open to hearing about the St. Clare Girls’ Centre.” The financial feedback will be known in several months. (Pictured below are Bud and Sue with Father Gramata of St. Bernard Parish and The Ditz Family with Father Collins of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish.)