Argentinian Bishops to Begin Annual “Sunday of Sharing” to Support Church Mission | National Catholic Register

This effort “is not only a question of money, but also of time and talent”.

The bishops of Argentina have announced that the first day of reflection on the importance of supporting the mission of the Church will be held on May 1.

From now on, each year, every third Sunday of Easter will also be called “Sharing Sunday” and will be held in all the parishes and communities of the country to recall, in the light of Easter, the importance of supporting the mission of the local community. Church.

The initiative was developed by the Church Funding Program, whose mission is to publicize the work of the Church in Argentina and thus ensure continued support over time. However, this effort “is not only a question of money, but also of time and talent”.

The FE program was also developed under the direction of the Church’s Evangelism Support Commission, which was created due to the church’s decision in 2018 to phase out state support.

Three fundamental aspects will be highlighted during the day of Sharing on Sunday.

The first is to catechize on support for the mission with the people of God, “who must know and always remember that the Church needs to be sustained by the contribution of the faithful”, says the invitation explaining the FE program . “The need for commitment and support is paramount in expressing the community bond that faith gives us.”

Secondly, the Church in Argentina organizes this day to raise awareness “of the need during Easter time to support its mission”, as did the first communities, which “shared what belonged to them and put it in common”.

“All times when the resurrected Jesus appears are part of a shared meal,” the program said. “Sharing Sunday” is held during the Easter season “because the experience of sharing begins around the resurrection of Jesus.”

Third, the program seeks to mobilize “the financial support of the faithful to carry out the mission”, and thus provide an experience of transparency, participation and commitment.

“We take advantage of this day to share a reflection that helps us to accompany those who commit. Because with financial commitment, people once again express that they are part of the Church through baptism,” explained the FE program.

Charles K. Eckert