METUCHEN — The Diocese of Metuchen will observe World Mission Sunday on October 24 with a mile walk, special liturgy and mission lunch. Sponsored by the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, a pontifical mission society, World Mission Sunday is a day set aside for Catholics to recommit themselves through prayer and sacrifice to the church’s missionary activities.
The diocese’s celebration of Mission Sunday will begin at the St. Francis Cathedral CYO, Main Street, Metuchen at 10:30 a.m. with registration. Led by students carrying a banner and cross, participants will separate into five groups representing the five continents of the world. During their mile walk, the assembly will stop to pray at five stations each representing a continent.
At the cathedral, Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski will celebrate noon Mass.
Msgr. Richard Figliozzi of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, will deliver the homily, and also speak at the mission lunch following the Mass.
For more information about Mission Sunday, contact the Office of the Pontifical Mission Societies at (732) 562-1990, ext. 1707 or 1703 or visit www.diometuchen.org.
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