“In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of God have become
missionary disciples (cf. Mt 28:19)… Every Christian is a missionary to the
extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus: we no
longer say that we are ‘disciples’ and ‘missionaries’, but rather that we are
always ‘missionary disciples.’"
Pope Francis, Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii
Below are various resources to help foster this baptismal call to missionary discipleship in all the faithful.
World Mission Rosary
The World Mission Rosary was developed by Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (national director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith from 1950 to 1966). Each of the five decades is a different color to represent areas of the world where the Church continues her evangelizing mission. Free pamphlets and world mission rosaries can be obtained through contacting our office. This pamphlet is also available in Spanish.
Thanks to our many volunteers throughout the archdiocese who make these world mission rosaries, we are able to offer them for free! If you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact our office.
Magisterium Documents on Mission
Additional documents can be found here.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Mission
- Website of the National Office of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States
Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019
"The Extraordinary Missionary Month has ended, but what cannot end is the impetus that the Holy Spirit has placed in the hearts of Christians. Mission has ceased to be something which belongs to a few. Now it belongs to all Christians".
Fr. José María Calderón, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies of Spain
Even though the EMMOCT2019 has concluded, these resources can continue to be used for missionary animation and formation.
POPE FRANCIS MESSAGE FOR WMS
This is part one of the Vatican's guide, but we have broken them out by day for your convenience.
October 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th,
19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st
This is part two of the Vatican's guide, but we have broken them out by each witness for your convenience.
All Mission Testimonies