SINGAPORE – Catholics, by virtue of our baptism, have a role in bringing the Good News of salvation to people of all status and walks of life. Not all of us remember this.
In its ongoing endeavours to sensitise Catholics of this mission, the Archdiocesan Commission for Missionary Activity (ACMA) has organised a month-long Mission Photography Competition as part of this year’s World Mission Sunday (Oct 24) celebration.
According to ACMA, all missionary endeavours should begin with the Lord, and should be inspired by the Holy Spirit who sends and empowers the missionary and the activity. As such, the activity should lead, in some way, to a proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ.
As followers of Christ, we are mandated to continue His mission out of love and in union with Him; we are to be co-workers with Him.
To understand more about the mission of the Church, please read “Redemptoris Missio”, an encyclical by Pope John Paul II on missionary activity. It can be found at www.vatican.va/edocs/ENG0219/_INDEX.HTM
So, start reflecting on how this mission is being carried out all around you, and start shooting with your camera!
All Catholics in Singapore can participate in this competition. Photographs submitted must depict the mission of the Catholic Church or what this mission means. All entries must be taken by the contestant during the course of local or overseas missionary activities. Attractive prizes will be given to all selected winners. The competition is from Jun 1 to Jul 31. Registration forms are available at parish offices.