World Mission Sunday

This year World Mission Sunday will be celebrated on 23 October. This special day is an opportunity for Catholics worldwide to join together to pray for the missionary work of our Church and to give what we can to missionaries and churches overseas that need our help.

The World Mission Sunday Collection – one of just three personally requested by our Holy Father each year – supports young and poor churches overseas.

This year World Mission Sunday focuses on the Church in Rwanda and healing the broken-hearted.

Over twenty years ago the horrors of the Rwandan genocide shocked the world; one million people slaughtered in just 100 days.  Although physical wounds slowly heal, emotional scars remain.  Some wounds only God’s love heals.

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Roman Catholic Church, Paddock Wood