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World Mission Day 2021


Sunday, October 24, 2021

A sister with a girl.EVERY 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: “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.”

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 1,111 mission dioceses. WITH GRATEFUL HEARTS FOR YOUR MISSION SOLIDARITY!

We cannot keep from speaking about what we have seen and heard.

Acts 4:20

How You Can Help

  • Give generously to the World Mission Sunday (Propagation of Faith) collection at your parish.

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  • 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.

World Mission Sunday Mass

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 5:00 PM

Location: St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Carrollton
More information


World Mission Day Message
Parish Resources / Recursos Parroquiales
World Mission Sunday Poster (bilingual)



Rev. Brijil Lawrence, SAC
Director, Diocesan Office of Pontifical Missions,
Chair, Diocesan Mission Council


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