“World Mission Sunday also calls us to see ourselves as missionaries, called to bring the Gospel to our corner of the world by the witness of our lives as well.” ~ Fr. Bill
World Mission Sunday, October 23
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.
Our financial support enables the proclamation of the Gospel, the building of churches, and the work and witness of mission priests, sisters, and lay pastoral leaders. These missionaries provide food, education, and medical care to the most vulnerable communities throughout the world. Through their work, they reveal the compassionate heart of Jesus.
In addition to our partnership with these missionaries overseas, World Mission Sunday also calls us to see ourselves as missionaries, called to bring the Gospel to our corner of the world by the witness of our lives as well. The commission Jesus gave his disciples is given to us: “Go make disciples.”