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

Thank you to everyone who made our 3rd Annual Partnership Barn Dance such a huge success!  Despite the gloomy weather, nearly 400 people joined in the evening of prayer, food, fellowship, music and fun, all while raising nearly $5000 to help support the missionary efforts of our two diocesan partnerships with Homa Bay, Kenya and Maracay, Venezuela.  We couldn’t have done it without the support of so many groups, individuals and businesses – all of whom we send our huge THANKS!  Mark your calendars now for next year’s Barn Dance, to take place on September 30th, 2017 (location TBD).

 

world_mission_rosary2016final-smallMark your calendars for MISSION MONTH in October!  Mission Month events will include a Mission Office quilt sale, World Mission Rosary Day on October 7th (please note: rosaries are available for free to parishes, schools and groups WITHIN the St. Cloud Diocese; we are happy to supply them to those outside our diocese for a donation to help cover postage), Fall Mission Forum and World Mission Sunday on October 23rd.  Please join us as we celebrate the beauty of the global dimension of our faith!

 

It’s time to start planning for your faith community’s World Mission Sunday celebration on October 23rd.  Learn more about the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, whom your World Mission Sunday prayers and financial assistance support, on our website.  Or take a look at the below resources available (in PDF form) to help your parish in the planning and implementing of this great day:

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The Summer “Mission Connections” Newsletter is available online!  View it here (as a PDF), or contact the Mission Office to have a copy mailed directly to you.  You can also check out the Newsletter page of our website for past issues – all packed full of mission stories, events, prayers and highlights from around our diocese and world.    Enjoy these stories from missioners and great mission-happenings in the diocese today!  And watch for more wonderful stories and information about mission in a special World Mission Sunday supplement coming in the October 20th issue of the Visitor.

 

MNSights_GiveMN_logoCheck out the Mission Office’s online giving page on 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 and our many global outreach ministries.  It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s secure, and it makes a huge difference!!  Click on the icon to the left to be taken directly there.  Your gift means the world to us!

 

amazonsmileAnother way to give:  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 if you go to smile.Amazon.com and select us (under our legal name “Society for the Propagation of the Faith”) as your favorite charity.  What a great way to give back while you shop!  Click on this direct link to begin shopping and supporting today.

 

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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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