Mission Alive Secondary Schools Competition– a competition for all secondary school students.  For more details

Assignment: Think, about an injustice, inequality, or  environmental injustice  that you see in today’s world, (locally or globally) Explain what message you would bring and what you would do to follow this command to Act Justly, Love tenderly and Walk humbly with your God 

You have a choice to express this message in two categories. 
Category 1 is Essay format
                Category 2 is Creative Expression 

September 21st,22nd  and 23rd


‘In Solidarity across cultures’ Exhibition

European  Ploughing Championship, Athy , Co Kildare

Free Overseas Volunteering Information
Free Mission Education Resource (primary and  secondary schools)
Free Parish Twinning Handbook
Promoting October as Mission Month

September 23rd –January 31st 2011

Competition,  ‘Explore a Mission Alive’

A competition for who wish to experience the developing world from the experience of a missionary.  It is very easy to participate! You just need to send us a four minute (max) video which shows you engaged in service through your parish or in your community. Your video doesn’t need to be professional and by taking part you could be on your way to an amazing mission experience. just log onto  to find out more and to upload


Free October Poster/Prayer  with weekly reflections for the month of October available from IMU office or downloadable at   

October 3rd  

Liturgical Celebration from Cork launching Mission Month 

October  5th

‘Welcome Home Day’ for Recently Returned Missionaries.  For all recently returned lay and religious missionaries a day to reflect with others and receive information about returning home.  – No charge, please registered with Sr. Ellen at the returned Missinooares Desk, Irish Missionary Union.    

October 8th

Children helping Children- National day of Prayer  

The celebration encouraged Irish children to strengthen their spiritual bond with children just like them but who live in mission countries.

National Day of Prayer was first launched in 2007 The celebration, which is warmly supported by the Bishops of Ireland, teaches children how to pray the mission rosary through the development of child friendly resources.  Resources are available from World Missions Ireland (  to assist schools in the celebration include candles, wall posters and activity resources. 

October 8th -10th

Come to Asia, Come to Dalgan – Weekend for Young Adults exploring Justice and Peace, Care of Creation, Prayer and Sacredness. Dowdstown House Dalgan Park

This weekend event offer participants a chance to explore the positive values of the vast Asian Culture. The weekend is prepared by members of the Irish Missionary Union ( for young adults (18+) who want a weekend with a difference.

Themes for the weekend will include Justice and Peace, Care of Creation, Music and Dance, Asian Food, Prayer, Contemplation and Sacredness.

Costs €60 per person (Individual and Group concessions available on request)

For more information or registration please contact the Mission Alive Office, Irish Missionary Union, 563 South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

October 16th

Missionary Vocations Seminar/Workshop

A small group of vocation directors of the Missionary Arm of Vocations Ireland began meeting last year to look at our Spirituality and offer support to each other.  As a result of this we came up with the following idea, 

                       A day to reflect and discuss our Missionary Spirituality

The Mission Alive Office at the Irish Missionary Union have kindly agreed to sponsor the day. Due to the limited space we are inviting the Missionary Congregations and Societies listed on Vocation Ireland website to participate.

 Each group is free to invite members of their respective congregation/society

                           The focus for the day is “Our Missionary Calling”

Donal Dorr SPMS will be the keynote speaker and Bernie Purcell PBVM will facilitate the day.

October 17th   

Live RTE Studio Eucharist- Celebrating Mission – hosted by Viatores Christi.

Viatores Christi is marking its 50th  year of Lay Missionary involvement.  As part of this celebration they will host a live RTE Studio Celebration of the Eucharist

October 24th

Mission Sunday –

In 2010 Mission Sunday will take place on Sunday 24th October with the theme ‘Together in Mission’. The collection, organised each year by the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, is a vital source of support for the 1100 Young Dioceses worldwide and 1,976 Irish Catholic missionaries currently working in over 80 countries throughout the world.

October 29th-30th

Mission, Development, Volunteering what next?…. Conference – hosted by Viatores Christi

To celebrate its 50th year, Viatores Christi, Catholic lay missionary association, invites you to a conference entitled:

Mission..Development..Volunteering..What Next?

Exploring Ways Forward Together!

From 2.00pm Friday 29th

until 6.00pm Saturday 30th October 2010

Wynn’s Hotel, Dublin

Fee: €35 per person (Concessions available on request)

Keynote Speakers, Workshops, Plenary Sessions, Social Evening

The aim of the conference is to bring together those in the field of Mission/Development, Volunteering/Aid Work to explore where we are all going in the future and how we can all work collaboratively to continue Ireland’s long tradition of working to make the world a better, fairer place for everyone to live a more human life.

For more details, please contact Viatores Christi 01-8689986 or email [email protected]