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Consider making a donation to support the work of mission today!

Throughout the years the Mission Office has been able to contribute to the pastoral and development needs of some of the most vulnerable areas of our world and global Church. Yet none of this would have been possible without the donations of the generous people of our diocese. With your help we’ve been able to help relocate Catholic Relief Services offices in war-torn Sudan; assist those suffering the devastation of the Tsunami; offer funds for the rebuilding of a seminary that burnt down in Papua, Indonesia; give Mass stipends to priests and bishops who receive no other income; and support the MANY ministries of our many missioners in Asia, Latin America and Africa. But still there is always more to be done! And without YOUR donations, we cannot donate to our many global connection.


General funds

If you’re planning on making a donation, consider making an un-designated donation. These are always needed for the emergent needs of our mission connections that come up and the on-going ministry of our office. General donations to the Mission Office help pay the cost of sustaining our mission work here in the St. Cloud Diocese and abroad. Make a general donation to support our diocesan “Mission Connections” newsletter, our diocesan mission education efforts in area schools and parishes, overseas missioners from our diocese (for their general support) and foreign missioners serving here in our diocese, as well as special needs that come up. Your gifts help us address the growing needs of mission in our diocese and abroad.


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You may also specify if you intend for your donation to go towards a specific missioner, group, organization, partnership, relationship, or project that you’ve heard about through our office. Please clearly mark the designation of any designated funds sent.  Examples of designated gifts include:

  1. Funds to help support the on-going or special needs of our two partnerships – Maracay, Venezuela and Homa Bay, Kenya – including expenses related to delegations both coming-and-going from our dioceses and our long-term missioners from these partners
  2. One of our many other diocesan relationships
  3. A particular missionary from our diocese, or who has served in our diocese
  4. A particular mission organization
  5. A particular project we’ve promoted (or you’d like us to consider supporting)
  6. For Mass stipends
  7. Or include the Mission Office in your estate

Send donations to:

St. Cloud Mission Office
11 – 8th Ave So.
Saint Cloud, MN 56301

givemnWe accept financial donations in any amount. We can take cash, check or money orders for your donations, as well as estates. If you wish to give with a credit card, please do so through www.GiveMN.org, and find us under our legal name “Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Inc.”  You can make designations for your online donations, just as you could if you give us cash or check directly.

Please include your telephone number and mailing address so that we can contact you about your donation if necessary, as well as get you a receipt for your tax-deductible gift. Again, please specify where you would like to donate, or if your gift is to go towards the place of greatest need at the time. In the event that you do not specify where you would like your donation to be directed, the Mission Office will direct it.

 


Distribution of funds

Funds for missioners or organization within the united states or with  community houses or accounts within the US are distributed through checks via the mail.  For safety purposes, funds to missioners or organizations overseas are sent through bank-to-bank wire transfers.

These wire transfers do incur a fee from the banks; for this reason we try to hold funds until there is a substantial amount to be wired for each account in order to avoid paying this bank fee more often than necessary.  Therefore, although we do work to ensure funds are sent in a timely fashion, we cannot guarantee the immediate or imminent sending of your donation overseas; if you wish it to be passed on immediately we may ask that you cover the wire charge yourself.

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As per direction of the Mission Office Board of Directors, 3% of all pass-through donations are retained to help cover administrative costs of the ministry.  5% of Sister Parish funds are retained, and 10% of special project funds.  The Mission Office does not retain anything for Mass Stipends donated to our mission connections.