• 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, 22 October 2019 15:50

'Baptised and Sent' - Extraordinary Month of Mission

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Throughout the month of October this year the Universal Church is celebrating Extraordinary Missionary Month (EMM) which includes World Mission Sunday, on 20th October.

Attached are a range of resources to help in the celebration of this special month, including a PowerPoint presentation which includes the EMM prayer which Pope Francis has proposed, snippets from the Pope’s Mission Day message and from Maximum Illud, the apostolic letter written by Pope Benedict XV dated 30th November 1919, which you might like to use as a guide for your homilies.

Liturgy suggestions to celebrate the Extraordinary Mission Month could include:

 

  1. The EMM Prayer can be said at weekend Masses leading up to and throughout October.
  2. Give the youth of your parish the task of preparing a slideshow or video about their concept of Mission. What does it mean to them? Ask the younger parishioners to form groups and prepare posters promoting Extraordinary Missionary Month and Mission Sunday with the help of their families (you can turn it into a competition).
  3. Prayers of the Faithful: Ask the different ethnic groups in your parish to prepare a prayer in their own language for missionaries throughout the world.
  4. Liturgical dance introducing the Gospel or offertory procession.
  5. Ask a parishioner to speak about his/her experience of a missionary in their life and how it has had an impact on them.
  6. Use the slides in the PowerPoint to highlight relevant points, you can change the slides to suit your homily.

"I urge you to approach this occasion with great energy and enthusiasm and get as many people involved, especially young people, to keep up the momentum in reviving and promoting awareness of Mission throughout the Mission month and beyond," says SVD AUS Province Mission Secretary Fr Truc Quoc Phan.

 

Resources Links

Message from Pope Francis for World Mission Sunday

Maximum Illud - Apostolic Letter of Pope Benedict XV, 1919

document Extraordinary Mission Month Powerpoint (142 KB)

document Prayer for Extraordinary Mission Month Oct 2019 (307 KB)

document Liturgy Notes - Extraordinary Mission Month (317 KB)