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World Mission Day: (23 October 2022), Messages & Wishes

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Pope Pius XI established Mission Sunday for the entire Church in 1926, and the first Mission Sunday collection took place all around the world in October 1927. On the second to last Sunday of every October, a collection for missions is made. In order for Christians all over the world to acknowledge their shared responsibility with respect to the evangelizing of the world, that day is commemorated as the feast of sacramental theology as well as universal solidarity in all local churches.

2022 World Mission Day

Every year, on the Sunday before the last day of October, SOMETHING SPECIAL OCCURS. All Catholics around the world are united as one global community by WORLD MISSION SUNDAY. That Sunday at Mass, we renewed our commitment to our shared vocation as missionaries, via prayer, Eucharistic participation, and a substantial offering to the Organization for the Promulgation of the Faith collection.

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This year’s World Mission Sunday sermon from Pope Francis centers on the phrase “You shall be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8). Every Christian is expected to serve as a missionary as well as a witness for Christ, he reminds us. And the sole purpose of the Church, the body of Christ’s followers, is to spread the good news of Christ to every nation and people group. The Church’s entire identity is to evangelize.

We support our Holy Father’s missions on World Mission Sunday. We participate in the celebrations happening in every church and school all through the world as we pray as well as a reply from our own homes. Together, we convey the Lord’s mercy and practical assistance to the neediest communities in the Pope’s missions through our efforts and financial support.

In a world where there are so many things that separate humans, World Mission Sunday celebrates the fact that we are all missionaries by virtue of our baptism and gives each of us the chance to contribute to the Church’s life-giving presence among the underprivileged and marginalized in much more than 1,150 operation dioceses. FOR YOUR SOLIDARITY IN MISSION, WE THANK YOU!

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World Mission Sunday: What is it?

The tenth Sunday in October is World Mission Sunday. It is the only Sunday of the year on which the Mass is solely for missionary work. World Mission Sunday may indeed be observed on Sunday, October 23, 2022.

In places in which the Church is new, young, or poor, donations are gathered at these global Masses and entirely used to fund churches, hospitals, schools, and vocations.

Join the Global Church in prayer

On World Mission Sunday, we have the opportunity to support and love our fellow believers who live abroad. We help missionaries across the world in their work of sharing the gospel by offering our prayers, and by making a donation, we fulfill Christ’s command to feed the hungry as well as clothe the naked.

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History of World Mission Sunday

Pope Pius XI launched “World Mission Sunday” in 1926 as an annual gathering for the global church’s missionary efforts. Globe Mission Sunday is a day designated for Catholics all over the world to renew their commitment to the Church’s missionary work through prayer as well as sacrifice. It is coordinated by the Society again for Propagation of the Faith.

World Mission Sunday is “a significant day in the existence of the Church since it teaches how and where to give: as a sacrifice made to God, inside the Eucharistic celebration, and for all the missionaries of the world,” according to Pope John Paul II (Redemptoris Missio 81).

Advertising of World Mission Sunday, revenue collecting, and revenue distribution are all committed to the Society again for Propagation of the Faith. The Mission Office in St. Louis transfers the funds to the Pontifical Mission Societies’ National Office in the United States as a representative of the Organization for the Propagation of something like the Faith. During World Mission Sunday as well as throughout the year, contributions from American Catholics are joined with donations sent to the Organization for the Promulgation of the Faith in other countries.

The monies raised provide regular annual aid to more than 1,100 mission dioceses! These mission counties submit requests for help with catechetical activities, seminaries, religious communities’ activity, communication, transportation, building chapels, churches, hospitals, and schools, among other things, every year to the Vatican Mission Societies. The Society again for Propagation of Faith’s national directors from each nation then meet to vote on these applications, allocating the available resources to the most pressing needs. The mission dioceses around the world receive all of these funds after that.

Every year, the Catholic Church’s needs in mission dioceses increase. New dioceses are established, new seminaries are established as a result of the rising number of teenage men who are starting to hear Christ’s call to serve Him as priests, areas that have been devastated by battle or natural catastrophe are rebuilt, as well as other long-suppressed regions are becoming more open to the gospel and to the Catholic Church. Because of this, it is crucial that Catholics from all around the world become involved and show their devotion.

Why WMS is essential to us

World Mission Sunday is organized by Missio, which also offers new, youthful, or underdeveloped dioceses the crucial assistance they require to progress toward independence.

To make sure that resources are given justly and equitably based on need, we cooperate with local bishops, parishes, and missionary congregations. Bishops in the missionary territories receive the funds directly from England as well as Wales β€” local church supporting local church!

Watch the animated short, which highlights the significance of World Mission Sunday. Please do spread the word to your religiously fervent friends!

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