Global Mission Office

World Mission Sunday

We celebrate World Mission Sunday with the entire Universal Church in response to the Gospel invitation to solidarity with all the world’s peoples, especially those most in need of the Good News of God’s love.

In the Acts of the Apostles Jesus tells his disciples just before his Ascension into heaven, “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8). Pope Francis reflects on this, “every Christian is called to be a missionary and witness to Christ. And the Church, the community of Christ’s disciples, has no other mission than that of bringing the Gospel to the entire world by bearing witness to Christ. To evangelize is the very identity of the Church.”

Throughout our world, mission dioceses strive with limited resources to follow the model of Jesus. He calls upon the people of faith in the Archdiocese of Chicago to generously join in prayerful and financial support for this annual celebration.

Thank you for your participation in the World Mission Sunday celebration. Please click the button below to donate.