Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, meaning this year it will be celebrated on Sunday 24 October.

This year’s theme ‘We Cannot Remain Silent – We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard (Acts 4:20)’ is twofold. It is a message of hope – Jesus Christ is risen and we cannot keep his love, compassion, and mercy to ourselves. It also challenges us to stand up and speak out on behalf of those who are weaker. All too often, the voices that need to be heard are not the loudest. For them, we cannot remain silent.

Michael O’Sullivan, M.Afr.

Chairperson of Missio Ireland, Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly SMA, Sister Kathleen McGarvey OLA and Fr Michael O'Sullivan, the national director for Missio Ireland. The Irish branch of the Pontifical Mission Societies, formerly known as World Missions Ireland, is being rebranded today as Missio Ireland. The rebranding of the Pope's official charity for overseas mission takes place ahead of the annual collection on World Mission Sunday this weekend, which helps to fund the work of missionaries abroad.

Leave a Reply