About the Mission Forum
As we celebrate the 2022 anniversaries of the Pontifical Mission Societies, we invite you to participate in our Mission Forum: "You Shall Be My Witnesses," the focus of Pope Francis' Message for World Mission Sunday.
This day is welcome to all - whether you are interested in the missionary work of the Church or have spent time serving as a missionary. We are all called to be Christ's witnesses in the world.
The forum will consist of prayer, time to listen to speakers, personal reflection, networking with others, and more.
Contact us with any questions.
We're looking forward to seeing you there!
2022 Anniversaries Celebrating the Pontifical Mission Societies
- 200th anniversary of the founding of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith
- 150th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Paolo Manna, founder of the Pontifical Missionary Union
- 100th anniversary of Pope Pius XI’s Motu Proprio declaring the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Missionary Childhood Association and the Society of St. Peter the Apostle “Pontifical”
Additionally, on May 22, 2022, Pauline Jaricot, foundress of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, will be beatified!
"I mention these four Pontifical Mission Societies for their great historical merits, but also to encourage you to rejoice with them, in this special year, for the activities they carry out in support of the mission of evangelization in the Church, both universal and local. It is my hope that the local Churches will find in these Societies a sure means for fostering the missionary spirit among the People of God." Pope Francis, Message for World Mission Sunday 2022
See more information on this special year here.