World Mission Month
World Mission Sunday is celebrated around the world on the second last Sunday in October. It expresses a commitment to build a better world for all of God's people, a world where everyone has all they need to live a dignified and fulfilling life. This year, World Mission Sunday is 18th October 2020.
This year in his World Mission Day Message 2020 Pope Francis urges us to continue Jesus’ mission:
“…. the mission of Jesus in history …. sends us everywhere so that, through our witness of faith and the proclamation of the Gospel, God may continue to manifest God’s love and in this way touch and transform hearts, minds, bodies, societies and cultures in every place and time.”
In 2020 the focus country is Cambodia, where the Church seeks to provide shelter, food, education, and life-fulfilling opportunities for children in need, especially those with disabilities.
This week we have 2 very exciting events happening to raise awareness and aid Catholic Missions who help support this life fulling work in countries around the world.
Our first activity is a class activity where the children will make a sockball out of recyclable materials. Each class will then hold a soccer goal shootout to identify their class champion. Class champions will take part in the OLR Championship Shootout on Friday afternoon at 2:00pm, so we can find our overall school champion. This event will be live streamed, so keep an eye out for the compass message with the link. Friday will also be: