World Mission Sunday – the one day in the year when the entire global Church comes together in support of mission – will happen on 22 October 2023.
Also in Previous EventsPope Francis in Marseille > Days of Prayer > World Day for Consecrated Life > Advent > Holocaust Memorial Day > Sunday of the Word > Vocations Sunday > Migrants and Refugees Day > Ethics and Practice > Marriage Week 2024 > World Youth Day > St Bernadette Relics > Racial Justice Sunday > An Introduction to CST > More... >
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.
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.