Parishes to have daily and/or weekly prayers for missions during the October Rosary prayers.
Various groups in the Parishes encouraged to go for mission outreach to lapse Catholics, the sick, the aged, among others.
"Exchange of Pulpits" throughout the Archdiocese on Sunday, October 20, 2019 to mark Mission Sunday.
The Church in Zambia
“The Extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019 in Zambia is being coordinated by the Pontifical Mission Societies, Zambia national office,” the Knowledge Management Officer Caritas Zambia, Chibesa Ngulube Ngwira told ACI Africa Tuesday.
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The Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Zambia has put in place practical ways to observe the EMM October 2019, among them,
Daily reflections, prayer, missionary charity, which are being produced daily based on EMMOCT2019 guide. The reflections are being aired on all the nine catholic radio stations in Zambia.
Recite the missionary prayer in families, with the Catholic radio stations encouraging the initiative.
Taking part in missionary charity collections either as an individual or as a family, with tins for collecting cash distributed by the Bishops’ conference and PMS representatives expected to be present in the shopping malls of the capital city of Zambia, Lusaka, to collect funds.
The Church in South Africa
“The EMM has been included in the annual catechetical program and its formative aspects will also be at the center of the orientation course for new missionaries arriving in South Africa,” a message of its website page reads in part.
The "One Bring One" initiative is also linked to the Extraordinary Missionary Month, so that each Christian can bring a brother or sister to the faith.
A special prayer for missions will be recited in all the parishes of the diocese every Sunday in October, until World Mission Day on October 20.
The Church in Kenya
The Church in Kenya will focus its activities on reaching out to Christians at the grassroots.
EMMOCT2019 will be commissioned by the Bishops on October 5 during the county's National Prayer Day at the Village of Mary, a National Shrine, a property of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).
The Church in Ethiopia
“Today at the Vicariate of Hawassa, Ethiopia, inaugural conference is taking place for the Extraordinary Missionary Month and different dioceses have their own plans and activities such as conferences and animations for evangelization, these will be carried out throughout the month,” Secretary General of Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat (ECS) Fr. Teshome Fikre told ACI Africa.
Prayer for the Extraordinary Missionary Month
Heavenly Father, when your only begotten Son Jesus Christ rose from the dead, he commissioned his followers to go and make disciples of all nations and you remind us that through our Baptism we are made sharers in the mission of the Church. Empower us by the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be courageous and zealous in bearing witness to the Gospel, so that the mission entrusted to the Church, which is still very far from completion, may find new and efficacious expressions that bring life and light to the world. Help us make it possible for all peoples to experience the saving love and mercy of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen