Praying with the Pope in October
A Missionary "Spring" in the Church
That the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary "spring" in the Church.
Pope Francis, October 2019
Proposals for the month
- Learn, share and participate in the initiatives promoted in your own community or in your diocese, on the occasion of this extraordinary missionary month.
- Pray, individually or in community, for the missionaries who announce the Gospel to the people who do not know it, asking for the gift of more missionary vocations.
- Promote a moment of reading and shared reflection of the Apostolic Exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium” within your community, to define some concrete actions of evangelization and missionary dynamism to carry forward.
Pope Francis calls us to renew our missionary dynamism in our country and throughout the world. The theme “Baptized and sent: the Church of Christ on mission in the world” invites us to set out on our way with determination, individually and in community. “The heart of the Church’s mission is prayer.” (Pope Francis, June 2019). The Pontifical Mission Societies / Missio, invite all the faithful, wherever they are, to pray at midday every Friday in October.