In this time of international turmoil and uncertainty, World Mission Sunday is an opportunity for the global family of the Catholic Church to stand together in solidarity, prayer and faith.
Each parish throughout the world celebrates being part of a worldwide Church, giving what they can for the benefit of those most in need. We offer the hand of friendship and encouragement to our sisters and brothers in poorer countries, and to missionaries across the world, who are proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who have not yet heard it.
The needs of the Church in Africa and Asia are greater than ever. They ask for our prayers and support. Any help we can give them at the moment will make a huge difference to their lives and to the future of our Church.
Have a look at this uplifting video about the inspiring work of missionaries around the world : “We are still here” (Click to watch)
For more information about the missionaries and their work visit the Missio website www.missio.org.uk
Also, take a look at our new children’s activity sheets for every Sunday in October, which are available on the World Mission Sunday page www.missio.org.uk/wms
Pope Francis encourages us to hope and trust in the Lord. In his message for World Mission Sunday, he reminds us that ‘in a context profoundly marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, we must not be discouraged because mission is not the fruit of human capacity but belongs to God. He sent his Son Jesus Christ and today he sends every baptised person.’