Detroit — As the Archdiocese of Detroit looks to set its sights on becoming a “missionary archdiocese,” Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron is inviting Catholics from Metro Detroit to join together at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament to celebrate World Mission Sunday on Oct. 23.
“World Mission Sunday provides us as a local Church to set our horizons on the universal Church and to remember the good work done by missionaries throughout the world,” Archbishop Vigneron said in a statement. “It also should spur us on to ‘go out as missionary disciples, each generously offering their talents, creativity, wisdom and experience in order to bring the message of God’s tenderness and compassion to the entire human family’ (Pope Francis, Message for World Mission Day 2016).”
The 11 a.m. Mass will be followed by a reception in the former cathedral high school’s gymnasium, where missionary religious congregations and institutes will have displays with information on the Church’s mission outreaches.
The celebration is sponsored by the PIME Missionaries, a pontifical institute dedicated to overseas missions whose North American headquarters are based in Detroit.