SINGAPORE – In its ongoing endeavours to further sensitize Catholics to their role in bringing the Good News of salvation to all stratas of life, the Archdiocesan Commission for Missionary Activity (ACMA) has organized a Mission Photo Competition as part of this year’s World Mission Sunday celebration activities. Mission Sunday is celebrated on Oct 19 in Singapore.
This competition is open to all Catholics in Singapore. Submitted photographs must depict the mission of the Catholic Church or what this mission means, and must be taken by the contestant during the course of local or overseas missionary activities.
ACMA explained in a written statement that all missionary endeavours should begin with the Lord, and should be inspired by the Spirit of the Lord who sends and empowers the missionary and the activity. The activity should lead, in one way or another, to a proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ.
As followers of Jesus, we are not only mandated to continue his mission, but out of love and in union with him, we are to be co-workers with him, the statement said.
So, start reflecting on how this mission is being carried out all around you and start shooting! ACMA said attractive prizes will be given.
(To understand more about the mission of the church, you may like to read "Redemptoris Missio", an encyclical on missionary activity by Pope John Paul II. It can be found atwww.vatican.va/edocs/ENG0219/_INDEX.HTM.)