Renewing the Face of the Earth
The Church’s missionary activity begins with the command of Jesus Christ to proclaim his lordship and make disciples of all nations. One by one, God calls us by name to be His own. The Office of Missions in the Archdiocese of Washington assists believers to remind them of their calling and baptismal commitment to fulfill their missionary responsibility. The Office of Missions encourages believers to remember His call daily and live holy lives of faith, prayers, sacrifice and obedience.
The Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, reminds us, “We are one family, one mission.” The universal call is present daily to remember to pray and help the missions and the Church through the Pontifical Mission Societies, World Mission Sunday and the Missionary Cooperative Plan.
His Eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s pastoral letter on the New Evangelization asked of us,“… reflect together on how we can stir into flame the embers of the Gospel message and Christ’s love in our own hearts in such a way that we not only grow in our own faith, but invite others to hear once again, maybe all over again for the first time, the exciting invitation of Jesus — ‘Come, follow me.’”