Mission Sunday

October 23: Mission Sunday

Mission Sunday 2016: Every Christian is a Missionary

Mission Sunday 2015 PowerPoint – created by Eileen Gallagher, Clogher


World Mission Sunday takes place on the second last Sunday of October each year. Since 1926, the Church has traditionally remembered its universal mission during the month of October. This year Mission Sunday will be celebrated worldwide on the 23rd October 2016.

Throughout the world the faithful will reflect on the universal call to Mission of all the baptized and they will be invited to contribute what they can to support the development and growth of the young churches globally. Mission Sunday is celebrated by every Church throughout the world, including the poorest. This special Sunday in October provides Catholics with the opportunity to unite with their missionary sisters and brothers overseas, and to recommit themselves to bringing the Joy of the Gospel to everyone they meet in their daily lives at home and at work.

In October and especially on Mission Sunday Catholics are invited to be specifically conscious of the Church’s missionary activity abroad (ad gentes) through prayer, sacrifice and financial contributions. The funds collected in all Churches throughout the world on Mission Sunday, is coordinated by the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, founded by Pauline Jaricot 190 years ago. The funds are used to assist Churches who need financial support and directed towards communities in need, both spiritually and materially. Read more…

For a variety of resources for Mission Sunday 2015, click the link: October is Mission Month.


What is Mission?

  • Helping everyone understand God’s love for them          
  • Sharing God’s love with others through our words and our actions          
  • Caring for others even when it is difficult        
  • Forgiving the mistakes of others and accepting forgiveness

One Family in Mission – Mission Sunday 2015 Resources

Message from Pope Francis for World Mission Day 2016


The Missionary of Joy Rosary Card