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Pontifical Mission Societies

Extraordinary Missionary Month: October 2019 Declared by Pope Francis


The Holy Father has entrusted the education and animation of the faithful associated with this great month to the umbrella of his four Pontifical Mission Societies: The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, The Missionary Childhood Association, The Society of St. Peter Apostle, and the Missionary Union.

The logo represents the Cross of Christ, wrapped around the world. It is shaded distinctively using the colors of the World Mission Rosary, which was started by our own Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen as a way to pray for the whole world. The theme of the Extraordinary Missionary Month is – Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World.

Check the sidebar for changing stories about mission saints, blesseds, and holy people as well as current stories from the missions! Learn more about your own mission – and help others worldwide as we grow Christ’s mission on earth!

In the video below, the Holy Father appeals to all Catholics to support the official mission agencies of the Church – The Pontifical Mission Societies – prayerfully and financially. Help us support missionaries in their vital work of solidarity with the poor and marginalized of the world.

Pray daily and become a sustaining member of our Societies!