October 2019: ‘Baptised and sent’
Pope Francis has declared October 2019 to be an Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM). This special month of prayer and action calls us all to renew our missionary commitment. We’re called to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with all peoples. What is EMM2019?>>
It’s time to get involved!
His Holiness invites individuals, schools, organisations, dioceses, parishes, communities, orders and congregations to get behind this worldwide Church initiative. So to gather the energy of the whole Church family and highlight that we’re all called to share God’s love, a global social media campaign will run from August. And everyone can join in!
From August, share your personal mission on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtags #MyMission #EMM2019. #MyMission lets you tell the world how God calls you, like missionaries overseas, to reach out and share his love.
#MyMission could be a simple act of kindness, like visiting an elderly neighbour. Or it could be a bigger gesture, like volunteering with or supporting a charity. Whatever your mission is, share it with others around the world and celebrate that, no matter where we are, our faith connects us as one Church family.
You can download a template below to use in photos and selfies, and display your personal mission today.
Revitalise, renew, reawaken
For the four weeks of October 2019, the Holy Father has approved four themes:
- A personal encounter with Jesus Christ living in his Church.
- The witness of missionary saints and martyrs.
- Missionary charity as a commitment to support the Church’s missionary activity and communities too poor to support themselves, through Missio.
- Biblical, catechetical, spiritual and theological formation for mission.
Through these dimensions the Holy Father invites us to renew and reawaken our commitment to mission.
You can access some materials below, or read more about what Extraordinary Month of Mission is here.
To celebrate this opportunity to revitalise, renew, and reawaken our ongoing commitment to Missio Ad Gentes, various events will be happening in September and October throughout the dioceses. Find out what’s happening and sign up to join us here>>
Look out for more updates, resources and information throughout the year, as we build towards EMM in October 2019.