‘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!’
In October 2019 the Catholic Church around the world observed an Extraordinary Month of Mission. The EMM was an initiative of Pope Francis. Its aim, 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 were 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.
To support schools as the journeyed through the month of mission, we created new Ten-Minute Reflections, an EMM Workshop, and Faith in Action Sessions. All contain activities and reflections pertinent to EMM. Scroll down to access these resources.
EMM was intended to be a springboard; the beginnings of a revival of mission in the Church. Schools and parishes can still hold their own mission events in the months ahead. For this reason we’ll be revising some of our EMM resources. These revamped ‘mission month’ resources will be available to use at any point in the year.