Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: EUROPE/ROMANIA – Towards World Mission Sunday 2020: “Every baptized person is responsible for evangelization in the world”
Bucharest – “In the first week of October we invite all believers in Romania to celebrate a novena for the beatification of Pauline Marie Jaricot at home as well, with which we want to revive the missionary zeal in the hearts of Christians”, says to Agenzia Fides Fr. Eugene Blaj, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Romania, talking about the program organized by the local Church for the Missionary Month, October 2020 and World Mission Sunday this year, which, like in most churches in the world, will be celebrated on October 18th. “On October 17th, adds the Director, the Missionary Rosary will be prayed in the parishes and broadcast nationwide on Radio Maria in various churches in Romania. There will also be public initiatives specifically aimed at young people to proclaim the Gospel: prayer intentions, good deeds and small offerings, coordinated by the children of Missionary Childhood, which reflect the intuition of their founder, Mgr. Charles de Forbin Janson, “A Hail Mary a day and a penny a month”. At a parish level, there are other missionary activities for children, young people and adults, “with the aim of inviting all Christians to actively participate”, reports Fr. Eugene Blaj.