In September of 2018, the Center for Mission created a new social mission division to serve the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The Center for Mission provides opportunities to “encounter Christ in mission” overseas and now, has broadened mission to include our own neighborhoods. The Catholic social teachings provide a foundation for all activities and a backdrop for decision-making. Our social mission work focuses on empowering individuals and organizations in the archdiocese to meet the needs of their own community through grant programs, leadership development, education, programs and activities and resource coordination.
Social Mission Outreach includes three main ministries: Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and Social Outreach. Our main projects we are undertaking at the Center for Mission include developing the Archdiocesan Care for Creation team, coordinating prison ministry resources, and assisting parishes in developing social outreach programs. We encounter Christ in local mission by providing grant opportunities for nonprofits that focus on changing systems and activities to further enhance human dignity: relieving poverty, hunger relief, shelter for homeless, resource development, disaster relief, as well as opportunities for education. Join us as we respond to the call from Evangelium Vitae #47 where “every believer is called to ‘serve the least of these’, to ‘hunger and thirst for justice,’ and to be a peacemaker.
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Catholic Relief Services
Care for Creation