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, the Pharisees attempt to entrap Jesus as he travels around proclaiming the Gospel and healing people who feel troubled and abandoned. They ask “Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?” Jesus confidently responds, “Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” (Matthew 22:15-21). Throughout our world, mission dioceses strive with limited resources to follow the model of Jesus, even during a global pandemic. We call upon the Catholics in the Archdiocese of Chicago to generously join in prayerful and financial support through this annual second collection.