Mission Office

World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday (WMS) is celebrated throughout the 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 Gospel of Matthew, Jesus travels to proclaim the Gospel and heal illnesses among people who feel troubled and abandoned in our world. Moved with compassion, he appeals to his disciples: “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so, ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest” (Matthew 9:35-38). Throughout our world, mission dioceses strive with limited resources to answer this call, and Catholics in the Archdiocese of Chicago generously join in prayerful and financial support through this annual second collection.