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Extraordinary Missionary Month

Pope Francis has proclaimed October 2019 an ‘Extraordinary Missionary Month’ to be marked and celebrated in the whole Church throughout the world, and entrusted the mission of the Church in the world especially to Pope St John Paul II.

The theme of this Missionary Month is “Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World.”

There are four dimensions, specified by the Pope, to live more intensely the Extraordinary

Missionary Month:

  • Personal Encounter with Jesus Christ living in His Church through the Eucharist, the Word of God, personal and communal prayer;

  • Testimony: missionary saints, martyrs and confessors of the faith, as an expression of the Church scattered throughout the world;

  • Missionary charity: as a commitment to support the Church's missionary activity and communities too poor to support themselves

  • Missionary Formation: biblical, catechetical, spiritual and theological. 

In the Diocese of Motherwell, the Mission and Evangelisation Office will mark this month in two ways, in particular to foster the personal encounter with Christ and to deepen biblical,

catechetical, spiritual and theological formation:

  • The Diocesan Gathering in Conforti Xaverians Mission Centre on 21 st -22 nd September

  • Four meetings in the Xavier Centre, Carfin during October reflecting on the biblical themes “Created, Called, Made Holy, Sent.”

Pope Francis’ full message can be accessed through this link:


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