Pontifical Mission Societies:
(PMS) in the Archdiocese of Kampala:
There are four Pontifical Mission Societies: The Society of the Propagation of the Faith (POF), founded in France by a young lady Pauline Marie Jaricot, in 1822 for adults; the Pontifical Mission Society of Missionary Holy Childhood (MCH), founded again in France in 1843 by Bishop Charles Augustine Marie de Forbin-for children up 14 years; the Pontifical Mission Society of St. Peter the Apostles (SPA), founded also in France by a young lady called Jeane Bigard in 1889-for the youths; the fourth is the Pontifical Missionary Union (PMU), founded in Italy in1916 by blessed Paolo Manna-for priests, religious and seminarians. Almost a century they have been recognized as official instruments in the Church’s missionary works and their patron is the Holy Father, the supreme Pontiff of the Church; hence the name Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS).The major objective of these Societies is to sensitize the baptized at the various stages to cooperate in the mission of the Church. The day for the celebration of PMS Day in Kampala was stated to be on Trinity Sunday every year.