World Mission Sunday is one of the most special days in the global Catholic Church. It unites Catholics all over the world in prayer, mutual friendship and support; both spiritual and material.
Annually, on the penultimate Sunday of October, Mission Sunday is celebrated in every parish around the world. On this day the Universal Catholic Church joins together, through prayer and sharing, in support of dioceses and parishes too poor or young to support themselves.
This year our World Mission Sunday focuses on Ethiopia.
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The Menja, a marginalised community in Ethiopia, have faced exclusion for centuries. This means that Menja adults struggle to find work and earn an income. Simple things, like feeding their families, having a home and providing clothing for their children are a daily struggle.
But Sr Karlo and the Congregation of the Little Sisters of Jesus are working to heal divisions and hatred and bring the Menja into the light and love of God. Read more about Sr Karlo’s work here.
As part of the worldwide Missio network, Mission Together provides support materials to parishes for World Mission Sunday. The materials include a Children’s Liturgy that teaches youngsters about the global mission of the Church and encourages them to remember and pray for their brothers and sisters around the world.