who focus on their personal commitment to the Mission of the Church
of Saint Arnold Janssen together with the Divine Word Missionaries and their sister congregations
through evangelization, promoting of mission awareness, supporting of missionaries
We follow our DWD Statutes
and participate in the Mission of the Church
by various regular Personal Sacrifices
according to our own gifts and desires.
On Mission Sunday, 18 October 2020 we did a lot of work in our parishes: individual evangelizing of those who needed to hear the Good News together with some material or financial help, introducing the Mission Sunday and explaining its origin, presentation on the missionary rosary and praying it with parishioners, distributing the Pope's message, Eucharistic adoration for the missions, teaching parishioners a missionary song.
Those who could not attend the Mass because of Covid-19 restrictions, celebrated the Mission Sunday in their Small Christian Communities or families, often with the missionary rosary and a presentation about missions.
Some of us dedicated more time to their private prayer for missions and missionaries during the day, often inviting their family members to join them.
On social networks, we spread the message of the Pope, invited our friends to join the DWD network, or challenged others to do something for the Mission of the Church.
In some of our parishes we celebrated St. Arnold Janssen's feast as a great solemnity on Sunday 19 January 2020.
We translated all liturgical prayers and texts of the day into our local languages Ndebele and Shona, so everyone could understand the liturgy. We decorated a picture of St. Arnold Janssen in our churches with flowers, candles, and fabrics. At the beginning of the celebration, we presented the story of St. Arnold and within the intercessions we prayed for Catholic world missions and missionaries.
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A4 size poster to promote the Divine Word Disciples (pdf 0.9 MB)
an adoration guide for spreading of the Gospel (pdf 0.1 MB)
A4 size poster about missionary vocation (pdf 4.9 MB)