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Mission and the Pontifical Mission Societies Contact:

Dr. Mike Gable
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100 E 8th Street
Cincinnati OH 45202
(513) 421-3131 ext. 2630

World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday is the second to last Sunday in October every year. Every Catholic parish in the world is called to celebrate the Gospel challenge to be in solidarity with all the world’s peoples, especially those most in need of the Good news.

Across the world and especially in the rapidly growing Church in Africa and Asia, the young churches urgently need support… just as the Archdiocese of Cincinnati did upon its founding in the 1800s. Through the work of lay people, religious sisters and brothers and priests, the World Mission Sunday collection helps support, through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith:
194,855 schools
5,246 hospitals
17,530 health clinics
577 leprosy centers
80,560 social and pastoral projects.

These funds also provide operating costs for 1,150 Catholic mission dioceses around the world. For more information or to access Mission Sunday materials for your parish, please go to www.iamamissionary.org.

As described by Pope John Paul II, World Mission Sunday is “an important day in the life of the Church because it teaches how to give: as an offering made to God, in the Eucharistic celebration and for all the missions of the world.” (Redemptoris Missio 81).

This year, our diocesan celebration will be held at St. Benedict the Moor Parish in Dayton on October 21 at 3:30. Archbishop Schnurr will be our main celebrant. WMS 2018 Flyer

For a look at past years’ events, click below:


2016 World Mission Sunday Celebration

October 23, 2016, was another wonderful experience of the universal church celebrated at St. Benedict Moor with many cultural Catholic Communities.For More…



2015 World Mission Sunday Celebration

October 15, 2015, was another wonderful experience of the universal church at St. Bartholomew Church.

For More…

Past World Mission Sunday Celebrations

Over the past several years the Mission Office has celebrated World Mission Sunday in various ways.

See past WMS celebrations.