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Mission is tirelessly going out to all men and women to invite them with respect, joy and kindness, to encounter God and enter into communion with him, Pope Francis has written in his message for World Mission Sunday. Source: CNS and Catholic Mission.

The Church, he wrote, “in fidelity to the mission she has received from the Lord, will continue to go to the ends of the earth, to set out over and over again, without ever growing weary or losing heart in the face of difficulties and obstacles.”

He also praised the Eucharistic renewal that many local churches are promoting, saying this “will also be essential for reviving the missionary spirit in each member of the faithful.”

“In this year devoted to prayer in preparation for the Jubilee of 2025, I wish to encourage all to deepen their commitment above all to take part in the celebration of Mass and to pray for the Church’s mission of evangelisation,” he wrote.

World Mission Sunday will be observed October 20 in most countries, including Australia.

The theme of this year’s message, “Go and invite everyone to the banquet” (Mt 22:9) indicates three important aspects of evangelisation, the Pope wrote: going out into the world; inviting everyone; and indicating God’s divine banquet, which is “marked by joy, sharing, justice and fraternity in communion with God and with others.”

Ahead of World Mission Month, Catholic Mission is promoting mission in one of the newest Catholic church communities in the world – the Church in Mongolia. The growth of the local Church community is thanks to missionaries who have dedicated their lives to service and continuously provide essential social services to Mongolian society.

For details on World Mission Month, visit the Catholic Mission website. 


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