Welcome to Center For Mission
“The Gospel joy which enlivens the community of disciples is a missionary joy.”
Joy of the Gospel #21, Pope Francis
The Center for Mission promotes and coordinates mission outreach of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. We help build bridges of cooperation and communion between the archdiocese and both global and local communities through activities of encounter that include mission trips, partnerships, and school/parish projects and annual appeals. The Center for Mission also brings the depth and beauty of the mission spirit to adults and youth through education and experiences.
Globally, the archdiocese reaches over 1,150 mission dioceses in more than 120 countries around the world through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith and other Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS). We further this work by overseeing activities such as the Missionary Cooperation Plan, the World Mission Sunday celebration, specific appeals, mass stipends, planned giving and bequest opportunities, and monthly donors.
The Center for Mission also supervises projects and appeals that benefit local mission in the archdiocese like the CRS Rice Bowl, where 25% of collected funds is returned to aid hunger related programs in the Twin Cities, Home Missions and Black and Indian Appeals.
During Lent the Archdiocese, in fact the world, experienced what it meant to truly enter a time of sacrifice and introspection as we anticipated the saving light of the risen Christ. The Center for Mission is praying for you all: for safety, hope and security. We offer you prayers of joy and grace. Aware of the need to avoid public places, we want to make it easier to support our struggling brothers and sisters overseas, by reviewing the several ways to offer contributions below.
Maui Fire Relief
The devastating fire in Maui has claimed over 100 lives so far and destroyed the town of Lahaina. Other parts of Maui have been severely damaged also. If you would like to offer live sustaining relief for the people of Maui, you can donate at Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Charities Hawaii.