World Mission Sunday is celebrated in every Catholic community in the world. It’s a moment of grace to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ who are living in situations of poverty, violence and oppression. Every parish, school and community is invited to join this special event, and every penny, pound and prayer you give to Missio helps missionaries everywhere continue their work.

The theme for 2023 is ‘Hearts on fire, feet on the move’ cf. Luke 24:13-35


Father Anthony Chantry joins us for this ‘Catholic News’ podcast to discuss World Mission Sunday. Celebrated on the penultimate Sunday of October, it’s a chance to support missionaries and the churches, hospitals and schools where they do the Lord’s work, in countries where the Church is new, young or poor.

Fr Chantry is the National Director of Missio, the Pope’s official charity for world mission.

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World Mission Sunday – Wisdom from encounter


Setting hearts ablaze in Kenya

Kibera, Kenya, is the biggest urban slum in Africa. It’s rife with all the problems poverty brings – malnourishment; addiction; abuse. But missionary Sister Mary meets the challenges of life in Kibera with faith and friendship.

Papal Message: World Mission Sunday 2023

In his message for World Mission Sunday, Pope Francis is inspired by the story of the disciples on the way to Emmaus.

Resources for World Mission Sunday 2023

Here you will find all of Missio's resources for World Mission Sunday 2023

World Mission Sunday 2022

World Mission Sunday happend on 23 October 2022 with the theme: ‘‘You shall be my witnesses’ – Acts 1:8'

World Mission Sunday 2021

World Mission Sunday happend on 24 October 2021 with the theme: ‘We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard’ (Acts 4:20)

World Mission Sunday 2020

World Mission Sunday 2020 is on 18 October. Will you join us to share God’s love with those near and far?

Home Mission Sunday 2020

'There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all may believe through him.' John 1:6-7