World Mission Sunday
World Mission Sunday, our annual worldwide Eucharistic celebration for the Missions and missionaries of the world, will be celebrated on October 23 this year. Parishes will have special collections to provide for the building up of over one thousand local churches in Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe. Through the work of these churches, and their witness to Christ, the poor receive practical help and experience God’s love, mercy, hope, and peace.
Parish Resources: https://onefamilyinmission.org/resources/#materials-list
During this unique time, the Church draws together to support, in prayer and through financial help, the proclamation of the Gospel; vocations to the priesthood and religious life; the building of churches and chapels; and the efforts of priests, religious Sisters and Brothers, and lay pastoral leaders as they help the poor, the hungry, and seek the spiritually abandoned.
This year, World Mission Sunday is October 23; however, the entire month is devoted to learning more about the Pope’s missions and supporting their success through prayer and donations. Learn more about our Diocesan Office of Missions.
In 1926 Pope Pius XI instituted Mission Sunday for the whole Church with the first worldwide Mission Sunday collection taking place in October 1927. The Mission Sunday collection is always taken on the next to last Sunday during the month of October. That day is celebrated in all the local Churches as the feast of catholicity and universal solidarity so Christians the world over will recognize their common responsibility with regard to the evangelization of the world.