Mission Sunday is on the penultimate Sunday in October. It is the one Sunday in the year when the universal Church comes together to support mission. The norm is that every donation from these worldwide Masses goes to support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is new, young or poor.
Archbishop Charles Palmer Buckle, on the occasion of Mission Sunday this year said the best a Christian can do is to lead souls to God with the life they live.
The Archbishop added that mission is the core business of every Christian.
“The Church is in Mission to the world can you say about yourself that you have been baptised, do you feel sent by Jesus in your baptism? I am a mission always. You are a mission always. Every baptised person is in mission. People in love never stand still. They are drawn out of themselves. They are attracted and attract others in turn. They give themselves to others and build relationships that are life given. Can you say that you feel you are in mission always?” he asked.
The Prelate noted that Christians are to support with prayer their Priests, Bishops and Pope to defeat indiscipline, evil, corruption, injustice, nepotism.
He reiterated the call of Pope Francis to pray for Heads of States. The word of God equips Christians to reproach, correct, and build; never stop spreading the word of God which is Jesus.
His comment comes at the time the people of God unite in prayer for the extraordinary mission of the church to the world by preaching, praying fervently and spreading the good news of Christ to the world. He said this at the St. Mark Catholic Church, Ashongman in the Archdiocese of Accra.