October is Mission Month and this years theme is “We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard” Acts 4:20. Mission Month including World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, meaning this year it will be celebrated over the weekend of Sunday 24th.
To celebrate Mission Month the Diocese of Kerry Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee hosted a webinar on Thursday the 21st of Oct. Listen here:
Speakers on the night shared their experience of missionary work abroad. The line up for the night included:
Sr Orla Treacy, Irish Missionary working in South Sudan, Loreto Sister
(Born in Bray, Ireland, Sister Orla Treacy joined the congregation of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM), known as the Loreto Sisters
Fr Tim Galvin is from Brosna parish in Kerry. He is a member of St. Patrick’s Missionaries, Kiltegan. Tim has ministered in Sudan/South Sudan since 1983, in the Diocese of Torit
Julieann Moran, Missio Ireland
Missio Ireland is the Irish branch of the Pontifical Mission Societies. They are the Holy Father’s official charity for overseas mission. Wherever the Church is present, Missio is there, meaning they reach out across five continents to support over 1,100 mission dioceses. Each Missio is headed by a National Director, appointed by the Holy Father.www.missio.ie