Mission Sunday 2010 - reaching out to the world
The theme for this year's celebration is "Together in Mission". It reminds us that missionaries do not serve alone. They depend on the faith and service of the whole community to support them in their work abroad.
Today we recall the first anniversary of the release of Fr Michael Sinnott, a Columban Father who had been held hostage by a militia group in The Philippines. Since that time, Fr Michael has returned to the people of Pagadian City in The Philippines where he was kidnapped. That's the sort of courage missionaries demonstrate because of their witness to Christ.
The Mission Sunday collection taken up at Mass today goes to assist the missionaries in their work.
The Mullingar Apostolic Work Society will have a display and sale in the Parish Community Centre on Sunday 24 October from 11.00am.