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>>
Pontifical Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land: April 14, 2017.
The Pontifical Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land takes place in parishes on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. Pope Francis has asked parishes to support this collection to help Christians in the Holy Land. Funds are distributed directly to educational and ecclesial projects in the Middle East and to the Holy Land Franciscans who continue to sustain Christianity through programs that support pastoral needs, education, orphanages, food, health care, employment and of course, the many shrines connected with the life of Jesus.
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.
Please contact Deacon Mickey Friesen for questions, 651.291.4445, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Mission Newsletter: Spring
The Spring Newsletter for Center for Mission is now available and focuses on the dire situation in the Holy Land, and the Archdiocese of Damascus. For a copy, 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>>
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>>
CRS Rice Bowl: Lenten Program
Rice Bowl program begins on Ash Wednesday. Now is the time to order materials for this unique Lenten program that introduces children and families to our global family by integrating the three pillars of Lent: fasting, prayer and almsgiving. Check out the great materials available for schools, parishes and families at www.crsricebowl.org. If you have questions, contact Mike Haasl, 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>>