hands_around_world_fullThe Saint Cloud Mission Office carries the primary responsibility for promotion of the global outreach of the Catholic Diocese of Saint Cloud. We are the office for the Pontifical Mission Societies (global pastoral and evangelization work in some of the poorest dioceses of our world) as well as for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) (emergency relief, sustainable development and global solidarity efforts in 99+ countries across the globe).  The staff considers their role to be bridge-builders between our diocesan church and communities of faith throughout the world. Our role at the Mission Office is proactive as we strive to help everyone see the face of God in all people. It is to walk together on a journey of faith, living out our membership and our call to the Global church, united as one family. It is about all of us together educating, learning, and teaching each other about our similarities, our differences and the giftedness of everyone in God’s great world.

Please visit the pages above to learn more about this remarkable type of ministry and all the great things happening in mission around our diocese, and world – from diocesan partnerships and missioners to the Pontifical Mission Societies and CRS, from parish mission groups and mission trips to education opportunities and fair trade, and more!


Newest News in Mission

The Mission Rally, the Mission Office’s annual gathering of Mission Group women and other mission-minded men and women from throughout the diocese, will take place on Thursday, April 20th at Holy Cross Parish & Crosier Priory in Onamia, MN.  Find out more about this great event HERE (flyer and registration form included), and make your plans to attend right away.  All are welcome!

 

Are you ready for your Lenten Journey?  The latest edition of the  Educators Bulletin, has some great reflections, resources, events and ideas to keep in mind during your 40 days!  Check out March’s Mission Ed Bulletin here, or visit the Mission Education page for past bulletins and many other great resources for incorporation mission into you and your community’s faith journey.

 

Do you shop online?  Do you use Amazon?  Now available for all those online Amazon shoppers – the St. Cloud Mission Office can earn a percentage of all your purchases when you go to smile.Amazon.com and select us (under our legal name “Society for the Propagation of the Faith”) as your charity.  What a great way to give back while you shop!  Click on this direct link to begin shopping and supporting today.

 

Looking for a good read?  Look no further!  The Winter MISSION CONNECTIONS Newsletter is now available!  Take a look at it online now, and then re-read it when it shows up in your mailbox at home, so you can enjoy the stories, reflections and updates from missioners such as Fr. Lawrence Otieno, MHM, Fr. Fred Timp, SVD and Fr. Bob McCahill, MM – among many more!  If you do not receive our newsletter and would like it sent to you, contact Lora at lkmission at cloudnet dot com to be added to our mailing list.  You can also view past editions on our newsletter page to hear about the many, many more ways we are connected in service and solidarity all over the world!

 

 

MNSights_GiveMN_logo Looking to support mission?  You can give to the St. Cloud Mission Office online; support our work and your global brothers and sisters by visiting our online giving page at GiveMN.org (under our legal name  “Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Inc.”) to make a one-time or recurring donation to the Mission Office.  It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s secure, and it makes a huge difference!!  Click on the icon to the right to be taken directly there.  Your gift will help make a world of difference!

 

 

Lent will be here before we know it, and with it the generosity of our parishes towards Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl program!  Remember that 25% of all funds given to Rice Bowl during Lent are kept right here in the St. Cloud Diocese to be used as grants to local parishes and organizations working on hunger-related relief for Central Minnesota!  If you work with or know of an organization working to alleviate hunger and poverty, share the following Local Rice Bowl Grant Application with them.  Local_Rice_Bowl_Grant_application (Microsoft Word)  / Local_Rice_Bowl_Grant_application (PDF)  Note: While you are welcome to apply at any time, funds will not be distributed until after Rice Bowl collections come in and we know what total is available, so please be patient and know that you likely will not receive your grant until the Spring.

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The Mission Office is located at 11 – 8th Avenue South, Saint Cloud MN 56301 in downtown Saint Cloud, next to St. Mary’s Cathedral rectory.

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