Oct. 20 is World Mission Sunday, which takes 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.
Please give as generously as you can during the annual collection in our parishes Oct. 19 and 20.
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.
Learn more about the work of the diocesan Missions Office