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Give online, or in parishes Oct. 22, to support needs of the mission Church

Graphic: Photos of people around the world who benefit from the Society for the Propagation of the FaithWorld Mission Sunday is celebrated in every parish throughout the world during the month of October; this year on Oct. 22.
 
In his message released on Pentecost Sunday, Pope Francis said "World Mission Day gathers us around the person of Jesus, 'the very first and greatest evangelizer' (Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, 7), who continually sends us forth to proclaim the Gospel of the love of God the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit. This Day invites us to reflect anew on the mission at the heart of the Christian faith."
 
And St. John Paul II, described this celebration as “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 Day 2017 letter to parishioners (English | Español)
Pope Francis' World Mission Day 2017 message "Mission at the Heart of the Christian Faith" (Read)
Parish resources on the Pontifical Mission Society website.
 
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Graphic: Chat. Pray. Give graphicNew for Mission Sunday 2017: Chat. Pray. Give.

World Mission Sunday enables the missionary heart of Catholics to respond in prayer and action to the pressing needs of the world. But why not every day? With MISSIO from the Pontifical Mission Societies, you can support Missions all year long. Learn about those Missions from Pope Francis himself. Learn more at www.ChatWithThePope.org.
On Twitter: @Pontifex and @1missionfamily, #MissionMonth, #ChatWithThePope.
 
 

Additional information about Mission Sunday

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.
 
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.