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Mission Sunday 2105

WMI_logo_ World Missions Ireland on behalf of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith thank you for your support on Mission Sunday.  In 2014, the Mission Sunday Collection in Killaloe Diocese amounted to €64,642.  Thank you for your great generosity in difficult times. The people in Killaloe Diocese have been urged to support missionaries working in some of the world’s poorest countries by donating during the forthcoming Mission Sunday collection on October 18th.  

In the DVD entitled “Charlie Bird, Reports on the Missions” which World Missions Ireland have released for this Sunday we see the diversity of the world on the missions and how much Irish missionaries are still there with the poorest of the poor.  Veteran Broadcaster Charlie Bird very kindly donated his time to bring us a truly good news story of Missionaries but a sad story that there is so much suffering in the lives of the poor that need not be.

Pope Francis recently had this to say on the need for missionaries.

“The duty of the Church is to help those in need.  However, if the purpose of the Church is solely to care for the poor, to further justice and peace then it becomes a human institution oriented to temporal goals.  The primary mission of the Church is to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ so that all people will be brought into communion with the living God and into the fullness of the kingdom.  Caring for the poor is an important aspect of the Church’s ultimate mission, that is, to invite “all people, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of God’s family, the Church…”  Pope’s Message for Mission Sunday.

The theme for World Mission Sunday in Ireland this year 2015 is: - Abundant Life echoing a line in St John’s Gospel "I have come so that you may have life and live it to the full. “

On Mission Sunday, in a special way, we celebrate the heroism of approximately 1,300 Irish born missionaries still serving on the mission and all missionaries throughout the world.  We thank God for them, for all who support them in our own country and during mission month we unite ourselves in prayer with them and with the communities with whom they work.  The appeal was made by the Diocesan Director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Fr Tom O’Halloran who has praised the continued generosity of the people of the Diocese.

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