We are called to Relationship!

The St. Cloud Mission Office actively promotes partnerships and sister parish relationships in order to establish direct connections with others within our universal Church. Some of these relationships have been established as early as the 1960’s.

Our global solidarity efforts include our Diocesan Partnerships with the dioceses of Homa Bay, Kenya and Maracay, Venezuela; several Sister Parish relationships between communities in our diocese and parishes within our partnerships; relationship-based delegations; supporting our diocesan missioners overseas; and engaging in the many other mission connections we have.

ohmann_maryknollSt. Cloud also has many mission connections and special relationships in nearly 40 countries around the world. Many of these relationships focus on missioners from our diocese who have answered the call to serve in mission around our globe, and now are serving as bridges between their home diocese of St. Cloud and their current area of ministry. Other connections began when missioners from elsewhere journeyed to our diocese to study, minister, or just visit, and we have been able to stay in contact since. Some revolve around religious communities such as the Benedictines or Crosiers within our diocese and their ministries elsewhere in the world.  Regardless of how these relationships began, all are important as we strive to learn more about God through learning more about one another in our global family!

Learn more about these many different connections on the following pages:

Or read personal testimonies and reflections from people who have experienced global solidarity on our stories pages.