Zambia's World Mission

How Zambia celebrates World Mission Sunday on the third Sunday in October, along with every other Roman Catholic Parish in the world.



Program Seven: Zambia's World Mission



  • Missions Today (the magazine published by the Propagation of the Faith/English Canadian Branch. Online version.


Study Guide


The goal of Program Seven is to introduce students to how Zambia celebrates World Mission Sunday and what it means to be a country where once missionaries came to help out today where Zambia is sending missionaries to the rest of the Roman Catholic World. Interviews with Lusaka's Cardinal Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, Archbishop Telesphore George Mpundu, Fr. Bernard Zulu, National Director, Pontifical Mission Societies, Zambia, and others.


1. Show the internet TV DVD Program Seven: Zambia's World Mission

2. Ask students to form small groups to describe the following:

  • Describe some aspects of World Mission Sunday in Zambia?
  • How is Zambia's World Mission Sunday different from World Mission Sunday in Canada?
  • What is your favourite comment from Zambia's Church leaders in this video and explain why?
  • What does the Canadian Church need to learn from the Zambian Church?
  • Give three reasons why Canadian Catholics should support the work of the Church in Zambia.

3. Option for Take-Home Assignment

Via the Internet find more facts about:

  • Zambia's Roman Catholic Missionary history and its current situation as a growing Church.
  • The Church in Zambia and how its population fits into the overall religious character of the country.
  • Describe how students can help Propagation of the Faith support Catholics and their work in Zambia.
  • Locate Lusaka Archdiocese on a map of Zambia.

In groups, make presentations to the class about any or all of the above.