What's your mission?
Extraordinary Mission Month is a special time of prayer and action during which we are called us all to renew our missionary commitment to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with all peoples. His Holiness, Pope Francis, therefore, has invited individuals, schools, organisations, dioceses, parishes, communities, orders and congregations to get behind a new worldwide Church initiative, which aims to gather the energy of the whole Church family and highlight that we’re all called to share God’s love. It's a global social media campaign that will run from the end of August and everyone can join in!
The concept is simple. Beginning in late August, and all through September, individuals are asked to use their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles to share their own personal mission and include the hashtags #MyMission #EMM2019.
#My Mission is asking you to proudly step-up and let the world know how you, just like our missionaries overseas, are reaching out and sharing love. #My Mission could be a simple act of kindness, such as visiting an elderly neighbour or a bigger gesture like deciding to donate to or volunteer with Missio Scotland!
Then at the start of October, the campaign moves from an individual level to groups, who are asked to share their mission on social media, but this time to include the hashtags #OurMission #EMM2019.
#OurMission invites schools, organisations. orders, congregations, dioceses, parishes and communities to step-up and let the world know what your collective mission is. Perhaps your community is a contemplative congregation and your mission is to pray the official EMM2019 Prayer? Or perhaps your school mission is to make everyone welcome, supported and included.
How do I take part?
You can watch the short instructional video (right) or follow these steps:
Print out the #MyMission and/or #OurMission templates below. Alternatively you can use a piece of A4 paper.
On the template, write your mission. Hold the A4 page up and take a picture or video.
During September, post your picture to Facebook/ Twitter/Instagram, NOT forgetting #MyMission #EMM2019.
During October, post your group picture or video to Facebook/Twitter/Instagram NOT forgetting #OurMission #EMM2019.