This October, Pope Francis has called the whole Church to reflect upon our response to Jesus Christ's command to 'go and make disciples of all the peoples'.
This 'Extraordinary Month of Mission' is being celebrated in parishes worldwide throughout October 2019. It promises to be a wonderful moment of prayer, joy and solidarity by Catholics across the globe.
For the four weeks of October 2019, four themes have been approved by the Holy Father:
A personal encounter with Jesus Christ living in his Church.
The witness of missionary saints and martyrs.
Biblical, catechetical, spiritual and theological formation for mission.
Missionary charity as a commitment to support the Church’s missionary activity and communities too poor to support themselves, through Missio.
Click here to download the EMM2019 leaflet.
Pope Francis invites everyone to join the EMM 2019 Universal Prayer:
God our Father, when your Son Jesus Christ rose from the dead, he commissioned his followers to ‘go and make disciples of all nations’.
Through our Baptism you send us out to continue this mission among all peoples.
Empower us by the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be courageous and enthusiastic in bearing witness to the Gospel, so that the mission entrusted to us, which is still far from completion, may bring life and light to the world.
May all peoples experience the saving love and generous mercy of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.