Dear Parishioners, This Sunday is World Mission Sunday. In Pope Francis’ message for this day, he urges us all to develop a strong sense of mission despite the challenges of the pandemic. The theme, “We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20), is a call to each of us to “own” and share with others the Gospel message we carry in our hearts.
The pope said, “The first Christians began the life of faith amid hostility and hardship. Experiences of marginalization and imprisonment combined with internal and external struggles seemed to contradict and even negate what they had seen and heard.