The Center for Mission serves the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis by offering opportunities to engage with mission communities overseas as well as expressing mission spirit here at home. This What’s New section is updated frequently with important events, dates and activities for the archdiocese.

National and Diocesan Collections Schedule for 2023
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National and Diocesan Collections Schedule for 2024
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Archdiocesan Parish Partnership Team (APPT) Conference – Oct 28
This is an opportunity to enhance your own parish partnerships by learning from the experiences of other partnership leaders. Hear how cultural gifts from partnership encounters are brought back to strengthen relationships. For details and registration, click here>>

World Mission Sunday- October 21/22, 2023 – “Hearts on Fire, Feet on the Move”
Pope Francis invites us to celebrate World Mission Sunday with the entire Church on the weekend of October 21/22. This year we consider the missionary journeys and encounters of Christ in mission dioceses world-wide. The Society for the Propagation of the Faith helps through their immense work supporting and nurturing 1,100 new and struggling mission dioceses around the world. This year, we hold up Anne Attea, from our archdiocese, as an example of one whose heart was on fire as she traveled to several Central and South American mission dioceses and returned to share her life transforming encounters. Join those around the world celebrating World Mission Sunday and express your missionary spirit by praying and financially supporting the Church’s missions. For communications downloads click here>>

Immersion Trip to Jamaica: April 8 – 13
This is an inspiring and amazing experience to encounter Christ in mission in the Diocese of Mandeville, Jamaica. The encounters include visiting clinics, hospitals, schools, Sister of Charity homes for homeless, and most important, the people of the diocese.  You will also have an opportunity to help in one of the visited locations that has inspired you.  Applications are due October 27, so contact Eric Simon 651.291.4446 or, if interested. Flyer attached>>

Maui Fire Disaster 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.

Season of Creation 
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MCP: Applications for 2024 are now being accepted. Application deadline is December 1, 2023. Accepted applicants will be notified by February 2024.  Application forms available click here>>  If you have questions, contact Deacon Mickey Friesen, click here>> or contact Bonnie Curry-Gabel at the Center for Mission at: click here>>

Pray the World Mission Rosary with the Center for Mission: Click Here>

Care for Creation: has a new contact email. If you are interested in joining, or discovering planned activities, email us click here>>