Dear Parish Family,
In today’s Gospel, the apostles are sent out by Jesus to continue the work that he has already been doing: to cure the sick, cleanse lepers, drive out demons, raise the dead to new life. The mission that the twelve apostles are being given is to continue doing the work that Jesus has begun. They are sent by Jesus to proclaim the kingdom of heaven in word and deed.
As Jesus sent his apostles to continue his work and mission, so too the Church is sent by Jesus. The Church is his continuing presence on earth. Every member of the Church is sent by Jesus to contribute to this mission.
Peace be with you!