We are living through the most challenging days. Indeed for many of us, this is the world’s most difficult hour. As I write, more of Ireland is entering into semi-lockdown. This makes me all the more conscious of the fragility of all our situations as we battle to live our faith, while also trying to help those most in need. But however we may struggle, during Mission Month and on World Mission Sunday, our Holy Father asks us to spare a thought and prayer for our brothers and sisters overseas who suffer even more.
For our supporters and friends in Ireland, World Mission Sunday Mass will be televised at 11am on Sunday, from the RTÉ studios. We are honoured to invite His Excellency Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, as celebrant.