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World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday is celebrated in every parish throughout the world on the next-to-last Sunday in October.  As described by Pope John Paul II, this celebration is “an important day in the life of the Church because it teaches us how to give: as an offering to God, in the Eucharistic celebration and for all the missions of the world.”  This worldwide liturgical celebration is the only annual appeal of this nature.
 
Bishop Walkowiak's World Mission Sunday 2015 letter to parishioners (English | Español)
Pope Francis' World Mission Day 2015 message (Read)
 

Approximately 1,150 mission dioceses receive annual subsidies from the Propagation of the Faith’s General Fund for their ordinary operations.   These funds form the “lifeblood” of mission dioceses, as they are the monies used to finance the needs of the mission Church throughout the world, while avoiding every kind of favoritism and discrimination.
 
 
These funds are destined for Mission Lands rather than Pastoral Lands and consist of Apostolic Vicariates, Prelatures and Dioceses.  The vast majority of these settings are located in Africa and Asia.