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

Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 16th, 2017 for GIVE TO THE MAX DAY, the day when your online donation to us and other Minnesota charities can be multiplied by special grants and prizes all day long!  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! 

Pope Francis has marked the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time as “World Day of the Poor.”  The first World Day of the Poor will take place this Sunday, November 19th.  Please take a look at Pope Francis’ message for this special day, and join us in prayer and ACTION on behalf of those poor, marginalized, vulnerable and most in need throughout our societies today.

 

Check out the November Mission Ed Bulletin – the one page resource for all those involved in parish, group or personal ministry looking to make mission a part of it.  This month’s reflection, ideas, events and resource revolve around gratitude, and the many ways you can share it with those in need this month!  The bulletin can be found HERE, or visit the Mission Education page for past bulletins as well.

Join us on Friday, December 1st for the annual Mission Office Open House & Holiday Sale!  Stop in any time between 9am and 4pm for free samples of fair trade coffee, cocoa and chocolates, plus receive 10% off all fair trade gifts and crafts throughout the store.

 

Thank you to everyone who took part in the many mission happenings during Mission Month in October!  May we all continue the good work begun and keep the celebration of the beauty of mission as the heart of Christian Faith going all year long! 

 

 


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

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