The Third Sunday in September, formerly called Home Mission Sunday, is now Evangelii Gaudium Sunday. Named after Pope Francis’ first (solo) Apostolic Exhortation on the Joy of the Gospel, the day offers the Catholic community in England and Wales the opportunity to celebrate the beauty of our faith and our commitment to witness to the fullness of life in Christ. Evangelii Gaudium Sunday will be celebrated in Catholic parishes throughout England and Wales on Sunday, 18 September 2022.
This weekend we are invited to think of 3 people who have yet to come back to church and pray the Novena (set prayer for nine consecutive days) for their return. There are prayer cards on the table in the Church porch with the prayer that you are invited to pray for them.