Extraordinary Missionary Month

OCTOBER 2019

Preparing for the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019.

From May to October we will pray for a different Missionary Intention each month. Also throughout this time, you can light a candle for your own intentions to be included in our prayers.

Mission Sunday 2020

October 20th 2019

Today is World Mission Sunday. We celebrate all our missionaries both at home and overseas. May they be blessed in their efforts to uplift the lives of those among whom they work. We remember with affection all who have passed on and pray that they are at peace. And may you too be blessed with joy and peace today and everyday. 

Mission Prayer Intention

October 2019

Society Intention

For God's blessing on the various ministries of our Society. 

 

General Intention

To uplift the lives of the poor and the vulnerable.

To serve God…

September 23rd, 2019

To continue diligently serve God as a catechist.

Amen, 

Tiny Sue

Rest in Peace

September 19th, 2019

For Godwin Ikechukwu. Rest in Peace. Amen

Sixtus Ebuka Umeji

Eternal Life

September 19th, 2019

Your words are truth Lord and they are life. You have the message of eternal life. 

Amen. 

Sixtus Ebuka Umeji

Rest in Peace

September 8th, 2019

For Fr Conor Molony, Rest in peace.

Amen. 

For love and peace…

September 8th, 2019

For Africa as a continent. I pray for the end of xenophobia. Let’s pray for love and peace.

Amen,

Hyacinth Amutalla

Prayer

September 8th, 2019

To keep on fearing God for He Is My Everything.

Amen,

Veronica Wanjiru Mbugua

In a special way…

September 8th, 2019

To pray for the hungry, the street children, the sick and ageing people over 65 years. May God satisfy their needs in a special way.

Amen.

Veronica Wanjiru Mbugua

For young people

September 1st, 2019

For all children starting school for the first time and for their parents, that it will go well for them. Also for all young people going back to school and college, that God will watch over them as they face a new school year with study and exams. 

Amen.

Mary O'Brien

Mission Prayer Intention

September 2019

Society Intention

For newly ordained Society priests and those in formation. 

General Intention

For Care of our Common Home - Synod for Amazonia.

Mission Prayer Intention

August 2019

Society Intention

For vocations to our Society. 

 

General Intention

For healing for survivors of sexual abuse.

Mission Prayer Intention

July 2019

Society Intention

For sick and retired Society priests.

General Intention

For responsible political leadership in our World.

Mission Prayer Intention

June 2019

Society Intention:

For the Central and District Leadership teams of the Society.

Amen.

General Intention:

For Pope Francis and all leaders of our Church.

Amen.

Mission Prayer Intention

May 2019

Society Intention:

We pray for peace and reconciliation in South Sudan, Cameroon and Nigeria.

Amen.

 

General Intention

We pray for renewal of the Church.

Amen.

Prayer for the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019

by Pope Francis

Heavenly Father,

when your only begotten Son Jesus Christ rose from the dead, he commissioned his followers to “go and make disciples of all nations” and you remind us that through our Baptism we are made sharers in the mission of the Church.

 

Empower us by the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be courageous and zealous in bearing witness to the Gospel, so that the mission entrusted to the Church, which is still very far from completion, may find new and efficacious expressions that bring life and light to the world.

 

Help us make it possible for all peoples to experience the saving love and mercy of Jesus Christ,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

One God, forever and ever.

Amen. 

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The Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019

In 2019, 100 years have passed since the Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud of Pope Benedict XV. To celebrate this anniversary Pope Francis has called the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019.

The theme of the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019

The Holy Father indicated for the Extraordinary Missionary Month the theme "Baptized and sent: the Church of Christ on a mission in the world". To reawaken awareness of the missio ad gentes and resume the responsibility of proclaiming the Gospel with new impetus, unite the pastoral care of Pope Benedict XV in Maximum Illud and the missionary vitality expressed by Pope Francis in the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium : "The Action missionary is the paradigm of every work of the Church " (EG 15). 

 

How to live the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019

Four dimensions indicated to us by the Pope, to live more intensely the journey of preparation and realization of the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019 are:

  1. The personal encounter with Jesus Christ alive in His Church through the Eucharist, the Word of God, personal and community prayer;

  2. The witness: the saints, the martyrs of the mission and the confessors of faith, an expression of the Churches scattered throughout the world;

  3. Missionary formation: writing, catechesis, spirituality and theology;

  4. Missionary charity.

For more information please go to www.october2019.va

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