Parish Resources for Home Mission Sunday

Parish congregation

Home Mission Sunday will be celebrated this year on Sunday 16 September 2012.  

The theme: Confident in Faith

“Everyone is invited to rediscover and be more confident in their faith. This is what St. Peter demonstrates so powerfully in the Gospel for Home Mission Sunday, proclaiming ‘You are the Christ’ (Mark 8: 27 – 35). The more confidence we have in Jesus Christ as Our Lord and Saviour, the more ready and equipped we are to share the treasure of our Catholic Faith.”

Bishop Kieran Conry
Chair of the Bishops’ Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis

Every parish and religious house will receive free resources to support the promotion and celebration of Home Mission Sunday in mid-August 2012. 


Resources are available to download on the right hand side of this page.

Archbishop Nichols

President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales

Archbishop Vincent Nichols on being confidently Catholic:

"Being confidently Catholic means having confidence in the truth of faith, a truth which is held before us as a great gift of God, a truth which we never possess of ourselves but rather seek simply to be possessed by it."


Scripture Passages for Home Mission Sunday 2012

Home Mission Sunday Photostream

Catechism of the Catholic Church – The Characteristics of Faith

Year of Faith Resources and Information, Coordinated by the Home Mission Desk

Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation – Year of Faith Web Page


Home Mission Sunday 2012 Postcard

Home Mission Sunday 2012 postcard.pdf 245.58 kB

Home Mission Sunday 2012 Parish Collection Form

Home Mission Sunday Collection Form.pdf 51.50 kB

Home Mission Sunday Parish Newsletter Insert

Home Mission Sunday Suggested Newsletter Insert.pdf 56.22 kB

Home Mission Sunday Information about Images

Home Mission Sunday Free Images For Parish Newsletters.pdf 42.97 kB

Home Mission Sunday Homily Notes & Intercessions

Home Mission Sunday Homily Notes And Intercessions 2012.pdf 128.49 kB

Newsletter (Welsh)

HMS-2012-newsletter-insert-welsh.pdf 160.53 kB

A Welsh translation of proposed text for a parish newsletter.