Couples Tapped as Missionaries

SANTIAGO, Chile, SEPT. 5, 2003 ( The Santiago Archdiocese has organized a project that turns married people into missionaries in their own area.

Over the next few weeks, couples from several parishes will visit local families to share the Gospel with them, and at the same time invite them to support the 2003 Week of the Family, set for Oct. 5-12. The motto for the October event is “My Home, an Altar.”

The secretary of the archdiocese’s family-life office, Rosario Jiménez, said: “We hope that all families of Santiago will have a special place of encounter with God, a physical place where a small family altar is situated for a personal and family encounter with the God of life.”