It’s 100 years since Pope Benedict XV’s encyclical Maximum Illud called Catholics to bring the Good News to all peoples (Missio Ad Gentes). To commemorate its anniversary, Pope Francis has declared October 2019 to be an Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM2019). This special month of prayer and action calls us all to renew our missionary commitment by sharing the Good News of Jesus with all people!
Below are some real examples of how our Church family will celebrate the Extraordinary Month of Mission. However, you are welcome to celebrate it whatever way you wish! For some extra inspiration and more details on the month, we have prepared an EMM2019 Facts & Toolkit. Click here to download the Toolkit
WHO everyone, everywhere is invited to pray the official EMM2019 prayer
WHEN every Friday, after the Angelus, during October
WHY by praying together we will revitalise and reawaken our missionary spirit