Friday, 19 October 2012

Mission Sunday 21st October 2012

The Deep End – ‘For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve’

Today, Mission Sunday, Catholics worldwide are asked to recommit themselves to mission, to the gospel message. Many people think of missionaries as those who travel to so-called developing countries & dedicate their lives to serving the poor and spreading the gospel. Today we pray especially for them but we also recommit ourselves to following the gospel message in prayer, in our daily lives, in our relationships with others and in sharing that message.
We live in an extremely unequal world that is in desperate need of the gospel message of hope, solidarity, peace, love and equality. The Mission month of October reminds us all that we are bearers of that message. We are all called to be missionaries wherever we live; we are all invited to love and serve God by loving and serving others. That’s how we share our faith with the world. The Mission month of October offers everyone the chance to renew their commitment to the Gospel. Can we be missionaries to our own families and to the people around us? That is one of the more challenging tasks in our society today.

 Jane Mellett ( Email




“There is nothing more beautiful than to be
surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter
with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful
than to know Him and to speak to others of
our friendship with Him

Pope Benedict XV



God has created me
to do him some definite service.
He has committed some work to me
which he has not committed to another.
I have my mission:
I may never know it in this life,
but I shall be told it in the next.

(JH Newman)


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