Teens on a mission with the Magic Box

October is a month of mission awareness. A quote from Pope Francis’ message for this year’s World Mission Sunday highlights the importance of a ‘Mission with Compassion’.

Oct 15, 2021


By Seminarian Gabriel Puvan

October is a month of mission awareness. A quote from Pope Francis’ message for this year’s World Mission Sunday highlights the importance of a ‘Mission with Compassion’. The Church actively carries out this mission with compassion with the involvement of her members from all walks of life, from children up to the adults at diocesan, parish, BEC, family and personal levels.

The current pandemic has spurred the Church further into the forefront of this mission with compassion.

Speaking of mission with compassion, Fr Edwin Peter, KL Archdiocesan Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) Director, said “We have mission projects for children and adults but there is a void that needs to be filled for the age brackets in between.

“Thus, the PMS project team came up with the Magic Box project to cater for secondary school students, to enable them to also participate and engage in the mission of the Church.

“It is hoped that this initiative will inculcate the spirit of mission in them and support them in their ongoing discovery to see beyond their own self by reaching out to their peers in need.”

This project invites secondary school students to transform a simple shoebox into a magic box which carries some essential items such dry food, toiletries, stationery, etc., as well as with a personal prayer or some greetings and wishes for the recipients.

“This pandemic has created a challenge in planting the seeds of mission among secondary school students, especially in the midst of lockdown, besides also impacting the lives of children in need.

“The Magic Box project encourages teenagers to be aware of the hardship being faced by their peers and to support them through their contributions,” shared the Team Coordinator of this project, Cynthia Laetitia from St Ignatius Church, Petaling Jaya.

Through this project, teenagers are blessed with the opportunity to partake of not only material support but of spiritual and moral support as well.

The outreach of the PMS Magic Box project is made possible through collaboration with PIHD and the secondary school catechism students. This project is reaching its climax with this mission month of October.

The Magic Box project team thanks all the participating parishes, the PIHDM teams, the Catechetical teams, the teenagers, and their parents.

For more info on this project, please contact the project team via magicboxpms@archkl.org. You can also contact the respective PIHDMs and secondary school catechists at parish level .

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