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The Holy Father asks for our prayers for specific intentions each month, one for some general worldwide need, and another for a specific need related to evangelization. You are invited to answer the Holy Father's request and to join with many people worldwide in praying for these intentions each month
"On this World Mission Sunday, all of us are invited to "go out" as
missionary disciples, each generously offering their talents,
creativity, wisdom and experience in order to bring the message of God's
tenderness and compassion to the entire human family. By virtue of the
missionary mandate, the Church cares for those who do not know the
Gospel, because she wants everyone to be saved and to experience the
Lord's love. She "is commissioned to announce the mercy of God, the
beating heart of the Gospel" (Misericordiae Vultus, 12) and to proclaim mercy in every corner of the world, reaching every person, young or old."
Jesus was a missionary. As the Word of God, he is the light of all nations. As the Word made flesh, he brought God's own life into our midst. Before returning to the Father, he sent the Church to continue the mission given him by the Father and empowered her with his Spirit: "As the Father has sent me, so I send you" (Jn 20:21).
The Church, therefore, is missionary by her very nature. She continues the mission of the Son and the mission of the Holy Spirit by proclaiming to the ends of the earth the salvation Christ offers those who believe in him. We are faithful to the nature of the Church to the degree that we love and sincerely promote her missionary activity. As teachers and pastors we are responsible for keeping alive a vibrant Catholic missionary spirit in the United States.
The Church's mission is to proclaim the salvation of Christ to the ends of the earth. As teachers and pastors, bishops are responsible for promoting Catholic world missions in the United States.The Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis supports initiatives which focus on the Church's world mission by promoting mission education and working collaboratively with the Pontifical Mission Societies and other mission organizations.
Learn more about mission organizations in the United States.
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