Oct. 20 was World Mission Sunday, which took place during a special Extraordinary Missionary Month set by Pope Francis. In 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.

Remembering that we are baptized and sent in Christ on mission in 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. 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.

The annual collection was taken up in the parishes of our diocese Oct. 19 and 20. If you wish to give online, please see the “How to donate” section below.

Bishop Walkowiak’s World Mission Day letter to parishioners:
(English | Español)

Pope Francis’ World Mission Day message: “Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World” (multiple languages)

How to Donate
Give during Mass in your parish Oct. 19 or 20, or click here to give securely online.

World Mission Day and Extraordinary Mission Month (The Pontifical Mission Societies)
Parish resources for World Mission Day (USCCB)

Learn more about the work of the diocesan Missions Office