Our Church is a global community. We depend on one another, on our shared prayer and solidarity. Mission Month acts on this by calling every parish worldwide to stand together in prayer and generosity.
It is very humbling to know, that on World Mission Sunday, every single parish – from the most abundant in the Western world, to smallest in developing countries – give what they can in support of missionary work. Generosity on this day ultimately helps build churches, schools, hospitals, nurseries, community and pastoral centres, support welfare programmes, and train local priests, brothers, sisters and lay catechists in countries where the Church is too young or poor to support itself.
By continuing to support World Mission Sunday, not alone are people helping to secure the future of our Church, they are allowing it to thrive where it is most needed.