What is World Mission Sunday?
Every year, Catholics of all over the world are invited to reflect on God`s message of love thy neighbour. As described by Pope John Paul II, World Mission Sunday is ‘an important day in the life of the Church because it teaches how to give: as an offering to God, in the Eucharistic celebration and for all the missions of the world’ [Redemptoris Missio 81]
Why dedicate a whole month?
The whole month of October is dedicated to reflect on the urgency to proclaim the Gospel to today`s societies. Our aim is to strive for a world where everyone has all they need to live a dignified and fulfilling life.
Every year, the work of the Catholic Church in the Mission increases. As new dioceses are build within areas devastated by war or natural disasters. Seminaries are founded for the growing number of youths who embrace Christ`s calling.
What occurs during World Mission Sunday?
Every year, Missio Malta selects a theme on which to focus prayer and aid to the urgency of both spiritual and physical needs of a particular mission community.
For World Mission Sunday 2014, Missio Malta chose the theme “You give them something to eat” [Lk 9:13]. This theme serves as an invitation to parishioners to spread God`s charity to the urgent needs of our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia.