Celebrating World Mission Sunday

Posted by Siobhan O'Neill Meluso
Friday 18, October 2013 | Category:   Liturgy,Mission & Evangelization
October 20th 2013 is World Mission Sunday
THIS SUNDAY celebrates those called to serve the gospel in different parts of the world.
On the third Sunday of October we observe World Mission Sunday, an occasion to and renew our commitment to missions and missonaries around the world.

Pope Francis says of this October 20th event: "I would like to encourage everyone to be a bearer of the good news of Christ and I am grateful especially to missionaries . . . men and women religious and lay faithful - more and more numerous—who by accepting the Lord's call, leave their homeland to serve the Gospel in different lands and cultures. But I would also like to emphasize that these same young Churches are engaging generously in sending missionaries to the Churches that are in difficulty—not infrequently Churches of ancient Christian tradition—and thus bring the freshness and enthusiasm with which they live the faith, a faith that renews life and gives hope." Read Pope Francis' full message here.

What can you proclaim today?

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