World Mission Sunday

One Sunday For The Whole World

Sunday, Oct. 23 Pope Benedict XVI calls every Catholic in the world to celebrate our vocation to be missionary. It’s World Mission Sunday!

As Catholics around the world — here at home and in the Missions — gather at the Eucharist around the table of the Lord, we are to pray for the Church’s worldwide missionary work. We pray for those awaiting the “Good News” of our Lord’s great love for us and for the missionaries who offer the poor and suffering the light of Christ. And we are to offer financial help through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith for more than 1,150 dioceses in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific Islands.

Mission Impossible

Just as our young church here in the United States received support in the 19th century from the Catholics of Europe through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, so too the growing churches in the Developing World today also require financial help. Your generosity will help make a faith-filled difference around the world! Next Sunday there will be a second collection for World Mission Sunday.

Televised Mass

for World Mission Sunday

The Mass for World Mission Sunday will be televised October 23 at 10:00 a.m. on FOX 4 in Naples. It is viewable all week via the Diocese of Venice website: The Mass was taped while Fr. John was at the missions in St. Lucia in August.


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