World Mission Sunday is held annually on the second to last Sunday in October. Every Catholic parish worldwide is called to celebrate the Gospel challenge to be in solidarity with all the world’s peoples, especially those most in need of the Good News.

Across the world, and especially in the rapidly growing Church in Africa and Asia, the young faith communities urgently need support, just as the Archdiocese of Cincinnati did upon its founding in the 1800s. Through the work of lay people, religious sisters and brothers and priests, the World Mission Sunday collection helps support, through the Pontifical Mission Societies:

194,855 schools
5,246 hospitals
17,530 health clinics
577 leprosy centers
80,560 social and pastoral projects.

These funds also provide operating costs for some 1,200 Catholic mission dioceses around the world. For more information or to access Mission Sunday materials for your parish, please go to

As described by Pope John Paul II, World Mission Sunday is “an important day in the life of the Church because it teaches how to give: as an offering made to God, in the Eucharistic celebration and for all the missions of the world.” (Redemptoris Missio 81).

This year, 2023, our World Mission Sunday Mass and celebration will be held on Sunday at 3pm, Oct. 22. at Holy Redeemer Church, New Bremen, OH 45869.