Mission Month – October 2017

October is Mission Month and all of the materials you need for your parish newsletter/website is available here.

Since 1926, the Church has traditionally remembered its universal mission during the month of October. This year Mission Sunday will be celebrated globally on the 22nd October 2017. The theme is ‘Reach Out, Spread the Joy.’ Throughout the world the faithful will reflect on the universal call to Mission of all the baptised. They will be invited to contribute what they can to support the development and growth of young churches internationally. Mission Sunday is celebrated by every Church worldwide, including the poorest.

This special Sunday in October provides Catholics with the opportunity to unite with their missionary sisters and brothers overseas, and to recommit themselves to bringing the Joy of the Gospel to everyone they meet in their daily lives at home and at work.

We hope the availability of the mission month materials here will make it easier for you to copy and paste information directly into your own materials, for example, your parish newsletter.

The material includes:

FAQs and Information for Parish Newsletters

Mission Sunday poster in English

Mission Sunday poster in Irish

Holy Father’s message and Prayer Intentions for 2018

Purpose of World Mission Sunday (speaker’s notes)

Miles for Mission poster

National Day of Prayer for Children in English

National Day of Prayer for Children in Irish

Other Mission Month Events