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World Mission Sunday | Domingo Mundial de las Misiones


Categories: Archdiocese, Pastoral Ministries

Archdiocese of San Antonio: Synodal Church

World Mission Sunday

Sunday, October 24, 2021

“We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard”
Acts 4:20

World Mission Sunday–the annual, worldwide Eucharistic celebration for the Missions of the Church–will be on October 24 this year. This important day in the life of the Church universal fortifies our understanding of our shared call to mission, bestowed upon us at Baptism.

Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Sunday reflects on the theme: “We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20). He reminds us that, “as Christians, we cannot keep the Lord to ourselves,” as we “recall with gratitude all those men and women who by their testimony of life help us to renew our baptismal commitment to be generous and joyful apostles of the Gospel.” He invites us to speak of our faith!

World Mission Sunday provides us with that very opportunity.

We can speak about our faith and respond to our missionary call–through prayer, participation in the Eucharist, and giving generously to the collection on the next-to-last Sunday in October. In a world where so much divides us, World Mission Sunday rejoices in our unity as missionaries by our baptism, as it offers each one of us an opportunity to support the life-giving presence of the Church among the poor and marginalized in more than 1,111 mission dioceses.

downloadPoster Front (Bilingual PDF)

downloadPoster Back (Bilingual PDF)

downloadGeneral Intercessions (English PDF)

downloadIntercesiones generales (Spanish PDF)

downloadParish Announcements (Bilingual PDF)