At the heart of this World Mission Month appeal was the story of Sr Carolina and the Venilale community in rural Timor-Leste, as they face many health challenges such as tuberculosis and malnutrition.
As the superstars of the FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked their goals, the launch of Socktober 2023 will have students across Australia kicking their own, and for a good cause.
With the upcoming landmark papal visit to Mongolia, Apostolic Prefect of Ulaanbaatar, Cardinal Giorgio Marengo sat down with Catholic Mission’s International Programs Coordinator Pisey Soeurn in what was a key moment to discuss the importance of carrying on the great work of mission in the country.
The Conference provided a unique opportunity for people who have mission at heart to gather from all around the country to share their passion by opening their hearts and minds.
Amidst the challenges of unemployment and a lack of qualified employees in rural areas like Venilale, the school offers hope to the younger generation, particularly for younger girls.
Catholic Mission’s National Director, Fr Brian Lucas, expressed enthusiasm for this year’s theme, saying, “Pope Francis has given us a powerful and inspiring message. It is an invitation to walk together on the path of peace, hope and creation.”
Facing the distressing situation in Syria and Turkey, Catholic Mission is taking action to support missionaries who are providing vital emergency support and pastoral care in this time of suffering.
Nilan is currently a seminarian at St Aloysius Seminary in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka.
Thanks to the support of Catholic Mission, he is able to continue his journey to become a priest with the objective of dedicating his life to serving others.
The carnival, usually held in May, was moved to October this year, a shift that meant it coincided with Catholic Mission’s annual Socktober schools engagement initiative.
Pope Francis, in his 2022 World Mission Sunday Message, invites everyone to answer the call to be missionary, sharing that “Mission is carried out together, not individually…”.