While children in England and Wales pray and fundraise for children overseas, children around the world are also praying and sharing for others in a beautiful exchange of faith and friendship. Their unique motto is: "children helping children".
Through their school resources they:
- Promote Gospel values and show children how they belong to a universal Church
- Encourage children to celebrate their Catholic heritage through participation and understanding of the liturgical seasons, feast days and the Rosary.
- Help children to respect those of other traditions and beliefs and to understand that we are all God’s children, loved equally by him.
- Raise awareness of vocations by using real-life examples of the work of missionary priests and religious overseas.
- Remind children that Jesus asks us all to be missionaries of God’s love- to those near to us and those living far away.
Money raised by Mission Together supports schools, orphanages, street shelters, clinics and feeding programmes run by the Catholic Church in over 1,000 mission dioceses worldwide. Using the Church's network makes Mission Together effective, far-reaching and secure. 97% of the money raised by children for Mission Together goes towards its work to support children.
Mission Together’s resources are free to download via their website missiontogether.org.uk. They also offer free assemblies delivered by trained and experienced volunteers across England and Wales (subject to availability). Please contact them via the website to request an assembly.
Missio also produces resources for secondary schools, visit missio.org.uk to find out more.