World Mission Sunday
World Mission Sunday, October 21/22, 2023, joins all Catholics of the world into one community of faith, with the theme “Hearts on fire, feet on the move.” We join our Holy Father in supporting his missions. As we pray and respond here at home, we share in those celebrations taking place in every parish and school throughout the world. Together, through our prayers and financial support, we bring the Lord’s mercy and concrete help to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions.
In a world where so much divides us, World Mission Sunday rejoices in our unity as missionaries by our Baptism, as it offers each one of us an opportunity to support the life-giving presence of the Church among the poor and marginalized in more than 1,111 mission dioceses.
Your ongoing support is vital to the missionaries serving throughout Asia, Africa, parts of Latin America and Europe, and on the Islands of the Pacific. Your generosity makes it possible for local priests, religious, and lay catechists to reach out to communities, families, and children in need.
Note to parishes:
For more bulletin content information, please see additional bulletin blurbs and prayers in this month’s attachments folder: https://bit.ly/oct2023comm or visit https://onefamilyinmission.org/resources/
For more local information, please contact Father Edward Brienz, at 330-744-8451 x277. Propagation of the Faith and Missions Office, 144 W. Wood St., Youngstown, OH 44503.
Photo for World Mission Sunday courtesy of The Pontifical Mission Societies
El Domingo Mundial de las Misiones, nuestra celebración eucarística anual mundial para las Misiones y los misioneros del mundo, se celebrará el 23 de octubre este año. Esta colecta en el penúltimo domingo de octubre es un esfuerzo único y global para que toda la Iglesia se ocupe de la construcción de más de mil iglesias locales en Asia y África, las islas del Pacífico y partes de América Latina y Europa. A través del trabajo de estas iglesias y su testimonio de Cristo, los pobres reciben ayuda práctica y experimentan el amor y la misericordia de Dios, su esperanza y paz.
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.