World Mission Sunday 2016

Help Heal the Broken-Hearted in Rwanda and Elsewhere

This year World Mission Sunday will be celebrated on 23 October. This special day is an opportunity for Catholics worldwide to join together to pray for the missionary work of our Church and to give what we can to missionaries and churches overseas that need our help.

The World Mission Sunday Collection – one of just three personally requested by our Holy Father each year – supports young and poor churches overseas.

This year World Mission Sunday focuses on the Church in Rwanda and healing the broken-hearted.

Over twenty years ago the horrors of the Rwandan genocide shocked the world; one million people slaughtered in just 100 days.Although physical wounds slowly heal, emotional scars remain.

Some wounds only God's love heals.

This is what makes the work of priests and sisters so vitally important. They help survivors find the strength to forgive. Sadly the past cannot be changed. Yet the spiritual support that comes from experiencing God's love and mercy is helping those whose lives were shattered look to the future with hope.

Through your prayers and generosity on World Mission Sunday you will be helping the Church Heal the Broken-Hearted in Rwanda and elsewhere. We thank you for your compassion and generosity.

To make a secure donation to the World Mission Sunday collection please click here.

To make a credit card donation by phone please call: 020 7821 9755 (9.00am to 5.00pm). Thank you!

Find out more about what the Pope asks Catholics to do on World Mission Sunday.