Extraordinary Month of Mission

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It’s 100 years since Pope Benedict XV’s encyclical Maximum Illud called Catholics to bring the Good News to all peoples (Missio Ad Gentes).


To commemorate its anniversary, Pope Francis has declared October 2019 to be an Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM2019).


This special month of prayer and action calls us all to renew our missionary commitment by sharing the Good News of Jesus with all people!


Our colleagues in World Missions Ireland have prepared a range of fantastic resources to help us journey through the month of Mission.

They are all available on their website https://www.wmi.ie/emm



To highlight that we’re all called to share God’s love, and to gather the energy of our Church family, Pope Francis is inviting individuals, schools, organisations, dioceses, parishes, communities, orders and congregations to get behind the EMM2019 campaign!

The concept is simple. Use your Facebook or Twitter profiles to share your personal mission, with the hashtag #MyMission and tag World Missions Ireland. #MyMission is asking you to step-up and let the world know how you, just like our overseas missionaries, are reaching and sharing love.