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Mission Sunday 2021 in the Mind of Pope Francis

My baptism has given me the privilege of participating in the Missio Dei (the Mission of God). Mission Sunday is celebrated yearly in October. For many, it is just the Sunday to collect money for the missions. Let us not forget that it is primarily the special day when one should especially celebrate one’s Christian […]

Mission Sunday 2020 – A Reason to Give Thanks

Recently, I met a person who openly declares that he is an atheist. My only question to him was, “Do you believe in goodness?” And without hesitation he answered in the positive, to which I promptly replied, “That goodness comes from someone!” I did not want to dispute his belief. Rather, I just wanted to […]

Mission at the heart of the Christian faith

A summary of Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Day World Mission Day gathers us around the person of Jesus, who continually sends us forth to proclaim the Gospel of the love of God the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Church’s mission is based on the transformative power of the Gospel. […]

World Mission Day – Sunday 22 October

Rediscovering Mission at the heart of the Christian faith World Mission Sunday reminds us that mission is not something added to the Christian faith. Rather, it is at the heart of the faith. All Christians are missionaries of the Gospel and they are called to play an active part in the mission of Christ. As […]

Mission: A Life-Giving Prayer

October is Mission Month. Reason shows that among the factors that led to this is the fact that October is one month in a year that celebrates a list of saints and angels in the Liturgical Calendar who excel in missionary dedication. The month opens with the feast of St Therese of the Child Jesus, […]

The Good News takes many forms – Mission Sunday

One of Anthony De Mello’s stories is a legend about God who decided to visit the earth, and sent an angel to survey the situation prior to the visit. The angel returned with his report, ‘Most of them lack food and most lack employment.’ God said, ‘Then I shall become incarnate in the form of […]

Message for Mission Sunday 2012

Vatican Radio  27 January 2012 Pope Benedict XVI today issued his Message for World Mission Sunday, to be celebrated in October of this year. The theme of this year’s Message is taken from the Motu proprio, Porta fidei with which Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the Year of Faith: “called to radiate the word of truth […]

Message for World Mission Sunday 2012

Benedict XVI Dear Brothers and Sisters, This year the celebration of World Mission Day has a very special meaning. The 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council and of the opening of the Year of Faith and of the Synod of Bishops on the theme of the New Evangelization contribute to reaffirming […]