• Wartakanlah Injil kepada segala makhluk.
    Mrk 16:15

  • 你们往普天下去, 向一切受造物宣传福音
    谷 16:15

  • Everything is possible by the power of the Holy Spirit’s Grace.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • Segala sesuatu menjadi mungkin dalam kekuatan karunia Roh Kudus.
    St. Arnold Janssen

  • 我当传教士不是为主牺牲,而是上主给我的最大恩赐
    圣福若瑟神父

  • Với sức mạnh Ân Huệ của Chúa Thánh Thần, Mọi việc đều có thể được.
    St Arnoldus Janssen

  • Preach the Gospel to the whole creation./Anh em hãy đi khắp tứ phương thiên hạ, loan báo Tin Mừng cho mọi loài thọ tạo
    Mk 16:15

  • There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit.
    1 Cor 12:4

  • And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
    Jn 1:14

  • Let the word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you.
    Col 3:16

  • To proclaim the Good News is the first and greatest act of love of neighbour.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • 传扬天国福音是第一且最大的爱近人行动
    圣杨生•爱诺德神父

  • Có nhiều đặc sủng khác nhau, nhưng chỉ có một Thần Khí/
    1 Cor. 14:4

  • 圣言成了血肉,寄居在我们中间
    若 1:14

  • Ada rupa-rupa karunia, tetapi Roh satu
    1 Kor 12:4

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:53

Pope's Message marks countdown to World Mission Day

Pope-Francis-waving---350The release of Pope Francis’ Message for World Mission Day marks the countdown to this world-wide celebration, set down for October 19.

In his message, the Holy Father reminds us that: “All the members of the Church are called to participate in this mission, for the Church is missionary by her very nature: she was ‘born to go forth’.”

“World Mission Day is a privileged moment when the faithful of various continents engage in prayer and concrete gestures of solidarity in support of the young Churches in mission lands,” he says.

“It is a celebration of grace and joy.

“A celebration of grace, because the Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, offers wisdom and strength to those who are obedient to his action.

“A celebration of joy, because Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, sent to evangelise the world, supports and accompanies our missionary efforts.”

As Divine Word Missionaries, this day on the Church’s calendar is very important to us and we invite all our friends and supporters to join with us in marking this celebration of “grace and joy” in your own parish or group.

Mission Secretary, Fr Truc Quoc Phan SVD, says the SVD AUS Province will be putting together a pack of resources to help parishes celebrate World Mission Day, including homily notes, prayers and other mission material. It will be available on our website closer to the day.

“We hope this will help people to really join in this celebration of Mission, in their own way, in their own place, but also feeling a part of the Universal nature of World Mission Day,” Fr Truc says.

We’d love to hear how your community will be marking World Mission Day this year. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and share your Mission Day ideas.

To read the Pope’s Message for World Mission Day, click here.