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World Mission Sunday

Today we celebrate the Mission Sunday, organized by the Propagation of the Faith. It is a day set aside for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church’s missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice. Annually, World Mission Sunday is celebrated on the next-to-last Sunday in October. As described by Pope John Paul II, World Mission Sunday is "an important day in the life of the Church because it teaches how to give: as an offering made to God, in the Eucharistic celebration and for all the missions of the world" (see Redemptoris Missio 81) Every year the needs of the Catholic Church in the Missions grow – as new dioceses are formed, as new seminaries are opened because of the growing number Continue reading World Mission Sunday

Mission Sunday

On World Mission Sunday, October 23, Catholics of the world unite at Mass to recommit to our vocation, through Baptism, to be missionaries. World Mission Sunday was established in 1926 by Pope Pius XI, who saw it as a day to “foster understanding of the greatness of the missionary task, encourage zeal among the clergy and the people, and offer an opportunity to make the Society for the Propagation of the Faith ever more widely known and encourage prayer and offerings for the missions.”

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