Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, will lead this year’s ‘Miles for Missions’, which takes place this Saturday 14 October beginning at 10.00am in Phoenix Park, Dublin. The Miles for Missions walk is one of a number of celebrations organised by World Missions Ireland to mark October as ‘Mission Month’.
This year’s Miles for Missions event is organised in conjunction with Wold Meeting of Families and families are invited to come together on mission, to enjoy the missionary camaraderie, and help raise funds for missionaries working with very needy families around the world.
Alongside the 5km and 10km routes, there will be a special 2km route for family groups to undertake together. The ‘families helping families’ event will also give time for participants to reflect on their own missionary walks in life, and a chance to meet with Irish missionaries who have a wealth of experiences and wonderful stories to share.
The 2K family walk begins at 10.00am, while the 5K and 10K events will commence at 10.30am.
Registration for Miles for Missions can be completed on popupraces.ie or on the day from 9.00am at the Papal Cross.
October is Mission Month. Since 1926, the Church has traditionally remembered its universal mission during this month. This year Mission Sunday will be celebrated globally on the 22 October. The theme for Mission Month is ‘Reach Out and Spread the Joy.’ Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, chair of the Council for Missions of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, recently spoke with Brenda Drumm about Mission Month 2017 on Faithcast, which you can listen to here.
World Missions Ireland is the official mission outreach charity of the Catholic Church in Ireland. It supports missionaries and mission projects in up to 80 countries throughout the world. For more information on the work of World Missions Ireland, please see www.wmi.ie.