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Mission Together: Bishop Wilson celebrates 175 years of 'children helping children'

Two hundred pupils from schools across the Diocese of Westminster were joined Bishop John Wilson for Mass in the church of Our Lady of the Holy Souls, Kensal New Town, to celebrate the Feast of St Peter and St Paul, on Friday 29th June. 

This year’s celebration held particular significance as it marked 175 years of children around the world living out Mission Together’s motto: ‘children helping children'. Bishop John told the children that we follow in the footsteps of St Peter and St Paul by doing one thing, namely, to share our faith with others.

Before the close of Mass Bishop John blessed the Mission Rosary beads that were given to all the children present. The Bishop asked the children to pray with the Mission Rosary, interceding for children living in hardship in all five continents of the world.

Through Mission Together, children all over the world join in a unique exchange of love and friendship with Jesus and with one another, as they pray for, and share what they have, with children living in poverty overseas.

Mission Together thanked Bishop John for a “wonderful Mass”, to the staff who escorted their pupils and especially to the children who participated so beautifully in the Mass processions, prayers and singing and for joining hands with children all over the world in being ‘children helping children’.

Mission Together is the children’s branch of Missio, the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission.

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