‘Christ has confidence in young people and entrusts them with the very future of his mission… Go and create a world of brothers and sisters!’
This October the Catholic Church around the world will observe an Extraordinary Month of Mission. The EMM is an initiative of Pope Francis. Its aim is to encourage all members of our Catholic community to recognise themselves as missionary disciples, working and praying together to share God’s love with everyone, everywhere.
There are four main aims of the Extraordinary Month of Mission:
- To encourage a deeper relationship with Jesus through prayer.
- To be inspired by the actions of our saints, martyrs and living missionaries.
- To increase understanding of mission.
- To increase support of overseas mission.
Our existing school resources already meet these aims. Please visit our General Resources page to download useful workshops and see below our new Faith in Action Reflection Sessions. All contain activities and reflections pertinent to EMM. Missio’s short films are also useful resources for this special month.
In addition to existing materials we’ll be producing new ten-minute EMM reflections, perfect for assemblies and times of reflection. These will be available to download here in mid-August 2019.
We are also inviting children in England and Wales to take part in a design a postcard competition, on the theme: ‘Our Mission: To Share God’s Love with the Whole World’. The competition is open to all children aged between 5 and 14. For more information please download the document below.
For more information about EMM please visit https://missio.org.uk/emm/