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Catholic Mission Launch Global Awareness Campaign Ahead of Mission Month

Next week Catholic Mission will invite you to partner with Sister Chalaad and the Good Shepherd Sisters in Thailand as they reach out to vulnerable mothers, like Churai*, and their babies, who would have nowhere to turn when they need support, love and kindness the most.

Next week you will have the opportunity to respond to what you have seen and heard, and the Home, as well as other vital mission programs supporting children and communities in need around the world. 

Please come with an open and generous heart. 

*Name and images altered to protect identity

Donations to the Appeal can be made at https://www.catholicmission.org.au/


An Australian-led global awareness campaign featuring the faces and voices of missionaries from over 50 countries will be launched internationally, on Monday September 27.

The digital campaign, connecting mission partners from around the world and to be translated in over 30 languages, including Arabic and Mandarin, will be launched globally by Catholic Mission to mark the beginning of World Mission Month. 

Catholic Mission, the Australian agency of the Pontifical Mission Societies, led the development of the campaign, working in close collaboration with partners across the globe for nearly 12 months to voice a stirring message that missionaries are still serving global communities.

Responding to a call from Pope Francis, inspired by Acts 4:20: “For we cannot keep from speaking about what we have seen and heard”, the campaign sheds light on the dedication of missionaries to serving people in places where poverty and disadvantage compound the devastating impact of COVID-19. 

“This video is simply one of the tools now available to us in this technological era to build awareness of the significance of mission, particularly during the month of October,” says Fr Brian Lucas, National Director of Catholic Mission.

“The 1st of October is the feast of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the patron of missions and the second last Sunday is World Mission Sunday. This is an opportunity to pay special attention to the importance of sharing faith in mission.”

In a major example of international cooperation, Catholic Mission and its partners sourced video messages of support from religious and lay missionaries representing every corner of the globe.

To access Catholic Mission TV and view the world premiere visit the link: https://www.catholicmission.org.au/wearestillhere

Donations to the Appeal can be made at https://www.catholicmission.org.au/