Catholic Mission – 2020 Appeal

October is World Mission Month


October Catholic Mission Appeal, with its theme inspired by Nehemiah 8:10,
“for the joy of the Lord is your strength”.

This year our appeal focuses on the work of the Church in Cambodia, reaching out to those who have been affected by disability, whilst supporting work in over 1100 dioceses worldwide and 14 parishes within Australia.

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Tony Johnston
Diocesan Director Adelaide Archdiocese
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01 Oct 2020
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Today marks the beginning of World Mission Month, a time when Catholics all over the world join together to support and celebrate global missionary work. It also marks the feast day of St Therese of Lisieux, the patron of the missions.




“October is an opportunity for us to give particular attention to the work of mission,” says Catholic Mission National Director Fr Brian Lucas.

This year World Mission Month in October focuses on the essential work of priests, religious and lay missionaries in Cambodia, supporting people with disability and their families.

“Through our prayerful support and solidarity, and through our generosity we are able to make available resources to those mission churches,” says Fr Brian.

“To help spread the gospel, and also to be of service to people who are often very vulnerable.”

 WMM 2020 Media Release October.pdf

#WeAreStillHere Global Mission

“Missions, in their worldwide network, reflect the rich variety of “people with a thousand faces."

Students unite to kick poverty

The Southern Cross newspaper – September 2020

School students around the State will be kicking ‘sockballs’ in their spare time next month to remind themselves of children who are living in poverty around the world.

Catholic Mission’s annual Socktober event has taken on a different look this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, however the focus remains the same.

“The soccer-themed community engagement program aims to teach students about global mission and social justice through the principles of Pope Francis’ Sport at the Service of Humanity,” said Tony Johnston, Catholic Mission director for the Archdiocese of Adelaide.