This Sunday is World Mission Sunday, the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue

World Mission Sunday collections take place in every single parish where the Church is present. This includes not only Ireland and Europe, but also in poorer parishes in developing countries. It is a moment of universal solidarity when each member of the Church family, regardless of location or background, play their part in supporting each other. This is what makes it such a special celebration. The theme this World Mission Sunday is Hearts on Fire, Feet on the Move, based on the Gospel passage with the disciples on the road to Emmaus and our message comes from Missio, the Pope's official charity for overseas mission