This year’s World Mission Sunday theme is “Do Good on Earth.” Look inside this special section for stories of people doing good, from a nun, above, saving children from trafficking in India to a deacon from Fairbanks, Alaska — the last mission diocese in the country — on the road thanking donors across the country. World Mission Sunday is celebrated this year on Oct. 20.
Sharing the gift of faith in mission
The mission programs featured in the following stories receive funds from The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, one of the four pontifical missionary societies and the largest Catholic organization promoting missionary awareness and distributing funds for the missions. It serves 1,150 dioceses in Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands, remote regions of Latin America and one in the U.S.