Mission and World Mission Month

World Mission Sunday is celebrated around the world. It expresses a commitment to build a better world for all of God's people, a world where everyone has all they need to live a dignified and fulfilling life. This year, World Mission Sunday is 20th October 2019.

This year, Pope Francis has declared October an Extraordinary Missionary Month and asks each of us to consider What’s My Mission?

What’s My Mission? Let the world guide you!

In the video above, can you see the 8 large and many small words popping out from the map of the world?

These words are: Mission, Life, Breath, Transform, Act, Call, Renew, Spirit

  • Why do you think these words are important?
  • How does the way in which they are animated help to explain the meaning of the words?
  • Which word has significance for you (it could be a large or small word)?
  • What does your word mean (according to the dictionary) or from your own understanding?
  • How does your word help you to think about how you can build a better world?

In Pope Francis’ special message for World Mission Day, he says:

‘This missionary mandate touches us personally: I am a mission, always; you
are a mission, always…. As far as God’s love is concerned, no one is useless or insignificant. Each of us is a mission to the world, for each of us is the fruit of
God’s love.’

  1. Using the #MyMission is template, write down what your mission is.
  2. Take a picture of yourself and share on social media using the hashtag #MyMission.
  3. Get your teacher, parent or guardian to take a picture and send it to Catholic Mission digital@catholicmission.org.au and we may feature you on our Mission Wall.


Disclaimer: By uploading or sending these images and templates you are giving Catholic Mission permission to use this material on our website and in our social media.

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)

Catholic Mission is the international mission agency of the Catholic Church in Australia.

Locally and globally, we answer the call to love God and to love our neighbour, and work to establish the Reign of God through building communities of missionary disciples who share their faith by proclaiming the Word, serving people in need, acting for justice and creation, and adopting child-focused, community-based development programs.

Compelled by the message, life and love of Jesus Christ, Catholic Mission forms Australians for mission and raises funds for mission – in Australia and around the world. This enables heroic missionaries to reach out to help children and communities in need, and provide vital training for seminarians and other young Church leaders.

Catholic Mission operates in over 160 countries to support initiatives in 1,100 dioceses, including remote Australia. Grassroots needs are identified by local Catholics, to give people the opportunity for a full, enriched life – physically and spiritually – regardless of race, stigma, religion or gender.

Mission in action happens right now and for generations, to help people immediately, longer term and eternally. We engage in mission when we proclaim our faith through our words, actions and lives (Redemptoris Missio 42)

Founded in 1822 by a lay single woman named Pauline Jaricot, today Catholic Mission is the Pope's own mission organisation. Catholic people are called to give priority to Catholic Mission as the agency provides essential funding for the Church in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and parts of South America. Internationally Catholic Mission is called the Pontifical Mission Societies or Missio, and historically is known as Propagation of the Faith, Children's Mission and St Peter Apostle.