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.


Fall 2019 Activity at the Center for Mission
There is much happening this Fall at the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis through the Center for Mission.  Watch for:

  • Pope Francis’ “Extraordinary Missionary Month” of October and many activities leading up to World Mission Sunday, October 20
  • Refreshed Catholic Campaign for Human Development
  • Advent CFM newsletter and appeals
  • Recruiting delegations for partnership trip to Kitui, Kenya
  • New Website changes better reflecting user needs

2020 Delegation trip to Kitui, Kenya
Join the 2020 delegation trip to our partner Diocese of Kitui, Kenya and encounter the joys and struggles of the Kamba people of Kitui. There have been several delegations to Kitui and delegations have traveled to our archdiocese. It is always an amazing and inspirational mission experience for all that you will not forget. The trip is June 16 through July 2, 2020.  Contact Janine Ricker at 651.291.4504 or email for more information and applications. Application deadline is December 15, 2019.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Supporting anti-poverty programs locally and nationally
On the weekend of November 23/24, parishes will be taking a collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Founded in 1970 by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, CCHD is a domestic anti-poverty program supporting community and economic development programs nationally and locally. One organization receiving CCHD grants in our own archdiocese is Urban Roots. They fight local poverty by providing opportunities for youth to learn entrepreneurship and healthy eating while enhancing self-confidence and personal responsibility. Urban Roots is the focus for the 2019 campaign with the theme” “Working on the Margins.”  For material download, Click Here. If you have questions, contact Adam Fitzpatrick>>









New Fall 2019 Newsletter
Check out the new Fall Center for Mission newsletter!  It focuses on the important Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) and an example of an organization in St. Paul that has received  CCHD grants: Urban Roots. . Click Here>>

Missionary Cooperation Plan (MCP) Applications
Thank you to all who have applied for 2020.  Applications for 2020 are no longer being accepted. Applicants for 2020 will be notified by February 1, 2020 with assignments.  MCP applications for 2021 will be available by March 13, 2020.   If you have questions, contact Mickey Friesen, click here>>

Mass Stipends
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>>