As did Jesus, Catholic Mission is sent to:
- Bring good news to the poor
- Proclaim release to captives and recovery of sight to the blind
- Let the oppressed go free
- Proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour
The Good News is proclaimed most powerfully in selfless acts of love. By these acts, Christians are both signs and revelations of Christ. “This witness is the first and irreplaceable form of mission”*. This witness is essential so that all will know Jesus as saviour and fullness of life, and come into the body of Christ.
GIG (Getting Inloved Globally) is an initiative of Catholic Mission using a network of experienced mission personnel. It is a program that challenges people to see, feel and act in a new way. GIG is a cross-cultural immersion and mission exposure that provides a unique opportunity of experiential learning for participants.
They immerse themselves in the culture and life issues of people in another country through visits with ordinary people, as well as with key community and church leaders. In the new millennium, people are challenged to see, act and feel in new ways through education, personal experience, reflection and interpretation of other people's perspectives on mission, justice and global relationships.
Other destinations in the past have been to Fiji, the Philippines and Tanzania.