World Mission Sunday – 23rd October 2022

This year, World Mission Sunday falls on Sunday, 23 October. On this day the whole Church unites in prayer for its missionary activity, and in collecting funds to support Catholic communities across the world living in situations of poverty and privation.

The theme chosen by the Holy Father is: ‘You shall be my witnesses’ (Acts 1:8). In his message for World Mission Sunday, Pope Francis says: ‘The essence of mission is to bear witness to Christ, that is, to his life, passion, death and resurrection for the love of the father and of humanity.’

All donations go to the Universal Solidarity Fund in order to meet the material needs of Catholic communities too young, too small or too poor to support themselves. Donations help them to live out the mission entrusted to them by the Lord.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Missio through prayer and charity. Please do all you can to celebrate this day in solidarity with the whole Church.

For more information about World Mission Sunday, please visit

Fr Anthony Chantry
National Director Missio