An opportunity for parishes to experience Catholicism beyond our borders
The Missionary Cooperation Plan (MCP) was conceived in the 1930’s in the United States as an organized way to help mission-sending societies solicit funds for their mission efforts and to give them the opportunity to appeal for vocations to their religious communities. The MCP offers the opportunity for mission organizations, dioceses and religious congregations to apply for mission appeals in the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis. The Center for Mission manages this program and the director receives these applications, chooses the participants, assigns three or four parishes, collects and disperses the funds received.
It has been a very successful program as the host parishes have an opportunity to hear and engage Catholics from around the world and a chance for those struggling to build their Catholic communities, to share their stories and receive financial help.