Extraordinary Month of Mission 2019

Pope Francis has declared October 2019 to be an Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM).

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October 2019: ‘Baptised and sent’

This special month of prayer and action calls us all to renew our missionary commitment. We’re called to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with all peoples. What is EMM2019?>>

World Mission Sunday 2019

World Mission Sunday is on 20 October. As our global Church comes together on this special day, Missio asks the faithful of England and Wales to support the missionary work of the Church in India and throughout the world, through your prayers and financial support.
Read more on Missio’s website.

It’s time to get involved!

His Holiness invites individuals, schools, organisations, dioceses, parishes, communities, orders and congregations to get behind this worldwide Church initiative. So to gather the energy of the whole Church family and highlight that we’re all called to share God’s love, a global social media campaign will run from August. And everyone can join in!

Share #MyMission this August

During August, share your personal mission on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtags #MyMission #EMM2019. #MyMission lets you tell the world how God calls you, like missionaries overseas, to reach out and share his love.

#MyMission could be a simple act of kindness, like visiting an elderly neighbour. Or it could be a bigger gesture, like volunteering with or supporting a charity. Whatever your mission is, share it with others around the world and celebrate that, no matter where we are, our faith connects us as one Church family.

You can download a template below to use in photos and selfies, and display your personal mission today.

Revitalise, renew, reawaken

For the four weeks of October 2019, the Holy Father has approved four themes:

  1. A personal encounter with Jesus Christ living in his Church.
  2. The witness of missionary saints and martyrs.
  3. Missionary charity as a commitment to support the Church’s missionary activity and communities too poor to support themselves, through Missio.
  4. Biblical, catechetical, spiritual and theological formation for mission.

Through these dimensions the Holy Father invites us to renew and reawaken our commitment to mission.

You can access some materials below, or read more about what Extraordinary Month of Mission is here.

Join us!

To celebrate this opportunity to revitalise, renew, and reawaken our ongoing commitment to Missio Ad Gentes, various events will be happening in September and October throughout the dioceses. Find out what’s happening and sign up to join us here>>

For more information visit Missio.


EMM2019 #MyMission A3 poster

EMM2019 #MyMission A4 poster

EMM2019 Presentation: Information

Mission Holy Hour 1: ‘I am a living witness’

Mission Holy Hour 2: A personal encounter with Jesus Christ living in his Church

Mission Holy Hour 3: Missionary charity to support the Church’s missionary activity

Mission Holy Hour 4: The witness of missionary saints and martyrs

EMM2019 Prayer