October 24, 2021 – We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard.

(Acts 4:20)

Missionaries throughout the world continue to serve those in need, especially during these challenging times.

Pope Francis, through his support for the Pontifical Mission Societies, is recognizing that mission is at the heart and identity of the Church. This Society recognizes the rich variety of “people with a thousand faces.” This video features several of these faces, which connects more than 30 missionaries based in over 25 different countries.

EVERY YEAR, SOMETHING SPECIAL HAPPENS on the next-to-last Sunday of October. WORLD MISSION SUNDAY joins all Catholics of the world into one community of faith. At Mass that Sunday, we recommit ourselves to our common vocation, through Baptism to be missionaries, through prayer, participation in the Eucharist, and by giving generously to the collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Sunday this year reflects on the theme: “We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20). He reminds us that, “as Christians, we cannot keep the Lord to ourselves,” as we “recall with gratitude all those men and women who by their testimony of life help us to renew our baptismal commitment to be generous and joyful apostles of the Gospel.”

On World Mission Sunday, we join our Holy Father in supporting his missions. As we pray and respond here at home, we share in those celebrations taking place in every parish and school throughout the world. Together, through our prayers and financial support, we bring the Lord’s mercy and concrete help to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions.

In a world where so much divides us, World Mission Sunday rejoices in our unity as missionaries by our Baptism, as it offers each one of us an opportunity to support the life-giving presence of the Church among the poor and marginalized in more than 1,111 mission dioceses.

WITH GRATEFUL HEARTS FOR YOUR MISSION SOLIDARITY!

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Missionaries throughout the world continue to serve those in need, especially during these challenging times. Thank you for answering the call to the ‘missionary spirit’ through your support of this holy work of the Church.