Pop Francis has declared that October 2019 is a special month of prayer and action to strengthen and grow God’s mission and the Church.
October is the Extraordinary Month of Mission, which aims to encourage Catholics to enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus through prayer.
It asks Catholics to look to and learn from the actions and sacrifices of the saints, martyrs and living missionaries and to help finance overseas missions, through Missio.
EMM2019 runs throughout October, but many Parishes will continue to celebrate and recognise its goals until the end of the year.
Missio is part of a global network of over 120 offices that support thousands of dioceses and communities.
Read more about EMM2019 here.