It is a day to celebrate and thank God for being a part of his mission. May we continue to witness our faith in a God who is present and working in various ways in our world today. Please help support the 1,250 Mission Dioceses in the world. The special Mission Collection today is our donation to help in the faith education programs for the developing countries especially in the development of catechetical ministry. It is also used for maintaining mission schools, building chapels, presbyteries and convents. It is also help in feeding children who are most vulnerable in the developing world. Those with Planned Giving envelopes have a special envelope. If others could put their donation in the collection basket.