World Mission Sunday, our annual worldwide Eucharistic celebration for the Missions and missionaries of the world, will be on October 22. 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 over 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, we are reminded by Pope Francis that Mission is at the Heart of Christian Faith; the materials for World Mission Sunday from the Society for the Propagation of the Faith encourage an ongoing formative relationship for mission, offering portraits of today's missionaries inspired by the words of our chief missionary, Pope Francis.

Materials for Celebrating World Mission Sunday 2017, taking place on October 22!

  • World Mission Sunday Poster English | Spanish
  • World Mission Sunday Bulletin Announcements English | Spanish
  • World Mission Sunday Sample Intercessions English | Spanish
  • World Mission Sunday Parish Announcement English | Spanish
  • World Mission Sunday Preaching Mission (Homily Helps) English
  • World Mission Sunday Mission in Scripture English
  • World Mission Sunday Social Media Toolkit English | Spanish
  • World Mission Sunday Social Media Images English | Spanish
  • World Mission Sunday for Educators, Catechists and Youth Ministers English
  • Ten Tips For Celebrating World Mission Sunday English
  • Fact Sheet English
  • MISSIO Chat Bot Fact Sheet English

Pope Francis' Message for World Mission Sunday 2017 can be found here in several languages.

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