Expanding student’s missionary hearts
There are many opportunities, through the programs and activities of the Center for Mission, that schools, classrooms and students can learn and be engaged with forms of mission. All programs have aspects of education regarding youth in mission dioceses, Catholicism in different countries and animation through prayer, almsgiving and/or service. Children experience Catholicism beyond their schools, communities and archdiocese. These activities and programs are available throughout the school year. Speakers are available for your schools/classrooms at specific times to support these programs.
To get a copy of these activities, click here>> If you would like to discuss what would work best for your school or receive additional information, contact Mickey Friesen, email>>.
Monthly Mission Intentions:
Opens up the many dimensions of missionary faith enabling teachers to teach to the five Catholic education standards by exposing children to Catholicism in different countries, appropriate saints and Catholic social teachings. Learn more>>
This Advent program focusing on sharing the gift of faith and recalls that the greatest gift of Christmas is God’s gift of himself to us in Jesus. Classrooms and students receive calendars, buckets and suggestions for prayer, service and sacrifice to help struggling children worldwide.
Annual Writing Contest:
This pre-Lenten contest poses a questions to Catholic parishes and school students in which they respond by giving witness to their Catholic faith. This has been a very popular contest with entries close to 1,000 every year. To check out current winners, click here>>
Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl:
This is a Lenten program that introduces students to Catholic social teaching through global solidarity utilizing the three pillars of prayer, almsgiving and fasting. For additional information, click here>>
Living Water is an Easter season program that focuses on mission and the sacramental life of faith. Students will learn about the Akamba tribe through our partnership with Kitui, Kenya and their struggle with water. This includes reflections, prayer and opportunity to sacrifice by contributing coins for water projects in Kitui. Learn more>>