Archeparchy of Damascus, Syria and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Maronite Archeparchy of Damascus, Syria, a Church very much in need, are in the process of developing a spiritual and material relationship appropriate for both dioceses. The Center for Mission Director, Mickey Friesen and Chorbishop Sharbel Maroun, in St. Paul, have connected with Archeparch Samir Nassar in Damascus, Syria. A steering committee has been formed and discussions are underway. As planned, the Archdiocese will forward a financial gift to Damascus from a portion of the Holy Land appeal on Good Friday. Updates will be provided.
Pontifical Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land: April 14, 2017.
The Pontifical Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land took place in parishes on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. This year, in response to the U.S. Bishops’ call to solidarity with suffering refugees and persecuted peoples, including Christians, in the countries of the Holy Land, donations taken in our archdiocese above previous Holy Land collection totals will go to support the humanitarian needs of our brothers and sisters in the Archdiocese of Damascus, Syria.
2017 Annual Writing Contest Winners
CHECK OUT THE WINNERS OF THE 2017 WRITING CONTEST!! Congrats to all the winners and thank you to all of the over 700 students who submitted entries. To see winners, Click Here>>
Missionary Cooperation Plan (MCP)
Applications for 2018 are now being accepted! If you are interested in participating in the Missionary Cooperation Plan, applications are now available Click Here>> Download the file to your computer, fill it in, save it for yourself and email (or mail) back to us. If you have questions, contact Mickey Friesen, Click Here>>
Global Solidarity Sunday
Global Solidarity Sunday was celebrated the weekend of March 25/26 2017. Final Appeal Report Form can be found on the download page on this Website: Click Here>>
The Center for Mission accepts mass stipend donations and coordinates distribution to mission dioceses for the celebration of requested intentions. For Mass Stipend Form, Click Here>>