Dear Friend of our Mission Family,
Every year, something special happens on the next to the last Sunday of October. World Mission Sunday joins all of us, Catholics of the world, into one community of faith.
At Mass that Sunday, we recommit ourselves to our common vocation through our 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.
This year, Pope Francis addresses his World Mission Sunday message as we live out the adventure of being children of God. What a wonderful way to imagine the mission we have received from the Lord! When all the children of God, at every stage of life, reflect on the fact that our lives are a mission, our faith remains ever young.
As we pray and respond on World Mission Sunday, we share in those celebrations taking place in every parish, seminary, school and convent all over the world. Together with children of God in every corner of the globe, we become voices for mission, providing the prayerful and financial support necessary to 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 children of God, His missionaries! And it provides an opportunity to support the life-giving presence of the Church among the poor and marginalized in more than 1,111 mission dioceses.
God bless you always for your generosity and love.
Rev. Peter James Alindogan
Diocesan Director of Missions[[In-content Ad]]