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World Mission Sunday

October 20

On this World Mission Sunday, Catholics across the globe are called to be part of the Church’s missionary efforts, supporting mission priests, religious Sisters and Brothers, and lay catechists who provide service to those most in need. In 1926 Pope Pius XI instituted Mission Sunday for the whole Church with the first worldwide Mission Sunday collection taking place in October 1927. The Mission Sunday collection is always taken on the next to last Sunday during the month of October. It’s an invitation to all members of the Church to recognize their common responsibility with regard to the evangelization of the world.