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World Mission Day 2024


Sunday, October 20, 2024

WMS poster 2023EVERY YEAR, SOMETHING SPECIAL HAPPENS on the next-to-last Sunday of October. WORLD MISSION SUNDAY joins all Catholics of the world into one community of faith. At Mass that Sunday, we recommit ourselves to our common vocation, through Baptism to be missionaries, through prayer, participation in the Eucharist, and by giving generously to the collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Sunday this year reflects on the theme: “You shall be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8). He reminds us that, “every Christian is called to be a missionary and witness to Christ. And the Church, the community of Christ’s disciples, has no other mission than that of bringing the Gospel to the entire world by bearing witness to Christ. To evangelize is the very identity of the Church..”

Go and invite everyone to the banquet.

Matthew 22:9

On World Mission Sunday, we join our Holy Father in supporting his missions. As we pray and respond here at home, we share in those celebrations taking place in every parish and school throughout the world. Together, through our prayers and financial support, we bring the Lord’s mercy and concrete help to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions.

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 1,150 mission dioceses. WITH GRATEFUL HEARTS FOR YOUR MISSION SOLIDARITY!

World Mission Sunday Mass

Event Date & Time

Sunday, October 22, 2023
9:00 AM

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St. Rita Catholic Church
5550 E. Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76112
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How You Can Help

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  • Give generously to the World Mission Sunday (Propagation of Faith) collection at your parish.
  • Promote World Mission Sunday on your social media to bring about awareness.
  • Talk to friends and family about World Mission Sunday and how their generosity can impact others, bringing God's love, mercy, hope and peace to the poor.


Letter of the Holy Father Francis to the Faithful for World Mission Sunday 2023
World Mission Day Message (English)
World Mission Day Message (Español)

Bishop Michael Olson's Letter to the Faithful for World Mission Sunday 2023
World Mission Sunday Message (English)
World Mission Sunday Message (Español)

World Mission Sunday Parish Resources



Rev. Brijil Lawrence, SAC
Director of the Propagation of the Faith
Chairman of the Diocesan Mission Council


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