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        October 2019: Extraordinary Missionary Month

October 2019: Extraordinary Missionary Month

"In order to reignite the baptismal awareness of the People of God in relation to the mission of the Church, Pope Francis provided the following theme for the Extraordinary Missionary Month: “Baptized and sent: the Church of Christ on mission in the world”. (

October 2019: An Extraordinary Missionary Month (

During the Angelus Prayer on World Mission Sunday, October 22, 2017, Pope Francis publicly announced to the whole Church his intention to designate an Extraordinary Missionary Month for October 2019 (EMM OCT 2019) to celebrate the 100th anniversary Pope Benedict XV’s Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud.

There are four dimensions, specified by the Pope, to live more intensely the journey of preparation for and implementation of the Extraordinary Missionary Month - October 2019:

  1. A personal encounter with Jesus Christ living in his Church: in the Eucharist, in the Word of God, and in personal and communal prayer.
  2. Testimony: missionary saints, martyrs, and confessors of the faith as an expression of the Church scattered throughout the world.
  3. Missionary formation: biblical, catechetical, spiritual, and theological.
  4. Missionary charity.[/bleu marine]

Prayer proposed by Pope Francis

for the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019

Heavenly Father,

when your only begotten Son Jesus Christ
rose from the dead,
he commissioned his followers
to “go and make disciples of all nations”
and you remind us that through our Baptism
we are made sharers in the mission of the Church.

Empower us by the gifts of the Holy Spirit
to be courageous and zealous
in bearing witness to the Gospel,
so that the mission entrusted to the Church,
which is still very far from completion,
may find new and efficacious expressions
that bring life and light to the world.

Help us make it possible for all peoples
to experience the saving love
and mercy of Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
One God, forever and ever.






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