World Mission Sunday, the worldwide Eucharistic celebration for the Missions and missionaries of the world, is celebrated annually in parishes worldwide on the next to last Sunday in October, this year on Oct. 23.

The World Mission Sunday collection is a unique, global effort for the entire Church to provide for the building up of over one thousand local churches in Asia and Africa, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe. Through the work of these churches, and their witness to Christ, the poor receive practical help and experience God’s love and mercy, his hope and peace.

Through baptism, we are called to be part of the Church’s missionary efforts, through prayer, self-sacrifice and support of missionary vocations through material aid.


Read Bishop Walkowiak’s World Mission Day letter to parishioners:

(English | Español)

Father Stephen Dudek, director of the diocesan Office for Missions, invites your participation!

How You Can Help

All donations to the World Mission Sunday collection go entirely to support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is new, young or poor. A vast majority of these are in Africa and Asia.

Give in your parish the weekend of Oct. 22-23.


Promote World Mission Sunday on social media to help bring about awareness.

Use these downloadable graphics & suggested post text: (English | Español), and #WMS2022 #SpeakAboutMission #Pray #Give #WorldMissionSunday

Talk with others about World Mission Sunday and how their generosity can impact others, bringing God’s love, mercy, hope and peace to the poor.

“To evangelize is the very identity of the Church.”

In his message for World Mission Day 2022, entitled “You shall be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8), Pope Francis writes, “Christ was the first to be sent, as a ‘missionary’ of the Father (cf. Jn 20:21), and as such, he is the Father’s ‘faithful witness’ (cf. Rev 1:5). In a similar way, every Christian is called to be a missionary and witness to Christ.  And the Church, the community of Christ’s disciples, has no other mission than that of bringing the Gospel to the entire world by bearing witness to Christ. To evangelize is the very identity of the Church.”

Remembering that we are baptized and sent in Christ on mission to the world, we can pray for the Church’s worldwide missionary work and offer financial help and charity through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. One of four pontifical mission societes, the Society for the Propagation of the Faith is entrusted with the promotion of World Mission Sunday, collection and distribution of the proceeds. 


Pray the World Mission Rosary in October Learn more: (English | Español)
Each decade of the World Mission Rosary calls to mind an area where the Church continues her evangelizing mission.

“Moment for the Missions” Daily Activities Calendar (October) – Learn, pray, act, reflect and discuss, and stand in solidarity with children and families in the Pope’s missions.

Read Pope Francis’ World Mission Day 2022 message: “You shall be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8) (multiple languages)
World Mission Day and Extraordinary Mission Month (The Pontifical Mission Societies)

Parish Resources / Recursos Parroquiales

Learn more about the work of the diocesan Missions Office
Contact Father Stephen Dudek, director of missions, for more information.