Mission Sunday on Sunday 19th October. One of the people featured on the promotional poster is Sr. Patricia Speight who has worked in Africa since 1989. Hear how she continues to find hope.

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Mission Sunday

source – www.missionsocieties.ie

October is the traditional month of universal mission and the Mission Sunday collection takes place around the world in October each year.

The theme for Mission Month and Mission Sunday 2008 is ‘Go And Tell’ The Mission Sunday celebration and collection will take place on October 19th.

Mission Sunday is about supporting Young Churches and missionaries in meeting the spiritual and material needs of their communities. Mission Sunday is one day of the year which is set aside for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church’s missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice and a financial gift.

A collection takes place in every single Church throughout the world, including the poorest, and these donations are used to assist missionaries and to fund a range of pastoral projects in Young Churches.

The Pontifical Mission Societies organise the Mission Sunday collection on behalf of the Pope and the Irish Bishops and its accounts are independently audited in accord with civil law.