World Mission Sunday spreads the good news

Each of us at baptism is given a special responsibility. We are called, by our Lord, to tell the world the “Good News” of His love and salvation. We are to be His missionaries.
Each year on World Mission Sunday all baptized Catholics gather for Mass – in small chapels, as well as in large cathedrals around the globe – to celebrate our missionary vocation, and to offer prayers and sacrifices for the missionary task. World Mission Sunday 2009 will be celebrated Sunday, Oct. 18.
Today more than 1,150 young churches of Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands, and Latin America are in need of our assistance. We can offer our prayers and financial help for the young and growing churches of the Missions today. Your generosity through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith will reach those who await the “Good News” of Jesus, who long to experience His hope and love. The Catholic Diocese of Wichita assists the World Mission Sunday collection through the United Catholic Stewardship program.
Let us pray, in the words of our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, that our celebration encourage everyone toward a renewed awareness of the urgent need to proclaim the Gospel.

Want to help our missionary effort?
The contribution to this collection from the Catholic Diocese of Wichita is made possible through the United Catholic Stewardship process. Perhaps you wish to send a special gift that will be added to what is contributed from the diocese.
If so, you can send the check for your special gift in care of Bryan Coulter at the Chancery Office, 424 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67202. Please make the check payable to the Catholic Diocese of Wichita and indicate the specific collection in the memo area of your check. Thank you for sharing with our less fortunate brothers and sisters.