WORLD MISSION SUNDAY - 18 October, 2020
This weekend, World Mission Sunday, Mass collections in over 120 countries will be offered to support the life-giving work of overseas missionaries. However, this direct appeal from Pope Francis is in jeopardy. The worldwide pandemic means that fewer of us can physically attend Mass, resulting in fewer offerings in the basket. Its implications for suffering overseas communities in the months ahead will be devastating.
You can help right now! Donate €4.00 by texting the word ‘Mission’ to 50300. Alternatively you can donate at www.wmi/mision or call Fiona in World Missions Ireland on 01 497 2035. World Missions Ireland have provided envelopes to parishes and they are placed in the entrances/exits of the Church and at the Parish Office Reception. You can pick up an envelope, place your donation in it and put it in the post box at the Parish Centre or the Presbytery.
World Mission Sunday is helping communities to build schools, clinics, parish halls and Churches for marginalised communities and missionaries in our church family in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It provides missionary programmes that protect and care for children’s wellbeing by offering safe shelter, healthcare, education and hope for the future and it is vital to give generously to this special collection as the pandemic has brought about even more challenges in many war-torn countries
Pope Francis call us to be 'missionaries with Jesus the Missionary'.
Just as Jesus completely accomplished His mission by dying on the cross, “we find ourselves precisely when we give ourselves to others”, Pope Francis continues. Our mission, our call, our willingness to be sent originate in His own vocation as “the Father’s Missionary”. “Our personal vocation” is rooted in “the fact that we are sons and daughters of God in the Church”. The Holy Father goes on to specify that the collection taken up on the
18th October will support “the missionary work carried out in my name by the Pontifical Mission Societies, in order to meet the spiritual and material needs of peoples and Churches throughout the world, for the salvation of all.”
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