Responding to the Mass of the Baptism of the Lord

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The Baptism of Jesus marks the end of Jesus’ ‘hidden life’ and the beginning of his public ministry and mission.

That mission is now entrusted to the Church and shared in by all her members.

The mission is expressed in all sorts of ways – at home and overseas.

  • Why does God seek to call humankind to himself and all peoples to unity with each other?
  • How do you see you yourself participating in this mission?


Missio is the Pope’s charity for world mission

Missio ignites God’s love by helping local missionaries to work alongside global communities that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief.

Sometimes this need might be very specific: a motorbike for a Priest to celebrate Mass in remote villages; a simple community hall so people can gather together; vaccinations to protect vulnerable children. Whatever our missionaries need to help them share the joy of the Gospel, Missio strives to provide it.

Together we are enriching today’s global Catholic community.

Together we are training tomorrow’s generation of Priests and Sisters.

Together we are giving hope to the world’s poorest children.

Together we are Missio.


  • Commentary: (c) 2019, Allen Morris
  • Photo (c) 2017, Allen Morris. Wheat, New Hall Mill, Sutton Coldfield.

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