29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Mission Sunday)


Today we join with over one billion of our Catholic brothers and sisters around the world who are observing Mission Sunday. It is a day when our attention is drawn to the Baptismal Font, the place where our faith journey began. On that day we were called to be sharers in the mission of the Church. Mission is at the heart of our Church because our Founder, Christ was the first missionary. If you take all references to mission out of the Bible, you will have nothing left except the covers! Consequently, the true greatness of our Church lies not in how many it seats it fills but in how many it sends! The Church must send or the Church will end! We are sent then, to make His voice heard and His face seen. All we need to be successful missionaries is embedded in the gifts, talents, capabilities, dreams and visions we possess. We just need to use them!