AMERICA/CANADA - Prayer and sharing for the Mission, in the footsteps of St. John Paul II and Pauline Jaricot

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 local churches   pontifical mission societies  

Montreal (Agenzia Fides) - "The Missionary Month of October and World Mission Day offer the baptized two extraordinary means for the success of the mission: prayers and sharing. I wish everyone a good World Missionary Month and a successful World Mission Sunday on October 24th! And good success in the proclamation at all times and in every place of what we saw and heard with Jesus Christ!", said Fr. Yoland Ouellet, O.M.I., National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies of French-speaking Canada, when presenting the material for missionary animation. "During the missionary month of October, let us pray to the Holy Spirit to give us new strength to continue our testimony in every moment and in every place. Let us continue our mission together in living Christian communities and proclaim what we have seen and heard, we proclaim now to you! (1 Jn, 1,3). Together with all men and women of good will, the mission calls us to be signs of faith, love and hope".
The materials that have been prepared and are available for missionary educational and public relations work include 31 reflections on the life of Pauline Jaricot, foundress of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith and of the Living Rosary, whose beatification is imminent.
As part of the mission month, on October 22nd, Pope John Paul II will be remembered, said the National Director, "who shaped our missionary church. We will have a prayer novena about some of his travels to better understand his zeal and universal mission. He visited Christian countries and others who were not Christian. Each time he preached a message of love, justice and peace. He did a lot. Let us pray for him to intercede with the Lord of the harvest so that all disciples may discover their missionary vocation and embrace it with zeal and love". (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 18/8/2021)