World Mission Sunday

“We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20)

World Mission Sunday – 2022 TBD

World Mission Sunday, our annual worldwide Eucharistic celebration for the Missions and missionaries of the world, will be celebrated on October 24 this year. This collection on the next-to-last Sunday in October is a unique, global effort for the entire Church to provide for the building up of more than one thousand local churches in Asia and Africa, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe. Through the work of these churches, and their witness to Christ, the poor receive practical help and experience God’s love and mercy, His hope and peace.

This year’s theme for World Mission Sunday is “We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20). Every parish in the world can participate, united in this special Eucharistic celebration. Every parishioner is a missionary, sharing our love for Christ’s Gospel with one another, supporting the Church most in need.

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Background / About World Mission Sunday
Historial / Sobre el Domingo Mundial de las Misiones

Parish Resources
Recursos Parroquiales

Promotional Materials
Materiales Promocionales

Pope Francis
Papa Francisco

  • Message of Pope Francis for World Mission Sunday (English | Español)
  • Quotes from Pope Francis’ Message for World Mission Sunday (English | Español)

Educational Resources (MCA)
Recursos Educativos (MCA)

  • A Moment For The Missions With MCA (interactive calendar for September 2021) (English)
  • A Moment For The Missions With MCA (interactive calendar for October 2021) (English)
  • World Mission Month Lesson (Missionary Saints), K-2 (English | Español)
  • World Mission Month Lesson (Missionary Saints), 3-5 (English | Español)
  • World Mission Month Lesson (Missionary Saints), 6-8 (English | Español)

Prayer and Scripture
Oración y Escritura

  • Pauline-Marie Jaricot, Prayers (English | Español)
  • World Mission Rosary (English | Español)
  • Mission in Scripture (personal reflection), Friday, October 1, 2021 ~ St. Thérèse of Lisieux, patroness of the Missions (English | Español)
  • Preaching Mission (homily help), Friday, October 1, 2021 ~ St. Thérèse of Lisieux, patroness of the Missions (English | Español)
  • Mission in Scripture (personal reflection), Sunday, October 17, 2021 ~ Week Before World Mission Sunday (English | Español)
  • Preaching Mission (homily help), Sunday, October 17, 2021 ~ Week Before World Mission Sunday (English | Español)
  • Mission in Scripture (personal reflection), Sunday, October 24, 2021 ~ World Mission Sunday (English | Español)
  • Preaching Mission (homily help), Sunday, October 24, 2021 ~ World Mission Sunday (English | Español)

For archived resources for the special past Extraordinary Missionary Month, click here. / Para recursos archivados para el Mes Misionero Extraordinario pasado, haga clic aquí.

Animation and Formation Blogs for older students and adults.

Please see our exciting new technology to engage students in missionary discipleship. Our Facebook Messenger Chat Bot invites users to learn more about the Pope and his Missions. In fact, there is a special section on the Bot just for catechists.

Interactive Experience with Pope Francis:  www.ChatWiththePope.org