The 2015 World Mission Sunday 2015 takes place in the context of the Year of Consecrated Life, which provides a further stimulus for prayer and reflection. For if every baptized person is called to bear witness to the Lord Jesus by proclaiming the faith received as a gift, this is especially so for each consecrated man and woman. [continue reading...]
This a special day for all of us who are called, by Baptism, to be involved in the missionary work of the Church.
On that Sunday, every nation, even the poorest mission countries, contributes to the mission needs of the Church worldwide.
World Mission Sunday truly belongs to the world. It is celebrated in every country, in every diocese and in every parish — in a remote chapel far out in the African bush, in a predominantly Muslim or Hindu area in Asia, in a poor village in Latin America. We are citizens of the world, members of the one Body of Christ, and are at our best when we act lovingly and generously to our brothers and sisters in the Missions.
So this year remember that on October 19, World Mission Sunday, the family of the Church celebrates that we are “one family in mission.” Please pray for the people of the Missions and for missionaries. I ask also for your most generous help, such as these examples of help provided to the Church in Mongolia, support similar to that provided to mission churches in territories covering more than half the globe:
Whatever you can contribute to the collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith will be a great blessing to local priests, religious and lay catechists throughout Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Europe and Latin America.
Asking the Lord to bless you for your generous missionary spirit, I am
Gratefully in the Lord,
Rev. Peter James R. Alindogan
For more about this important celebration of the universal Church, please visit our special World Mission Sunday web site: www.IAmAMissionary.org