Archeparchy of Damascus, Syria and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Maronite Archeparchy of Damascus, Syria, a Church very much in need, are in the process of developing a spiritual and material relationship appropriate for both dioceses. Center for Mission Director, Mickey Friesen and Chorbishop Sharbel Maroun, have connected with Archeparch Samir Nassar in Damascus, Syria. A steering committee has been formed and discussions are underway. As planned, the Archdiocese has forward a financial gift to Damascus from a portion of the Holy Land appeal on 2017 Good Friday.
Spring of 2018, a delegation from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will visit Lebanon to meet with the Archeparch in Damascus. At that time, details regarding a long-term relationship between Christians in Damascus, Syria and this archdiocese will be determined. For more information, contact Deacon Mickey Friesen, Click Here>>
The archdiocese has collected relief funds for the three destructive hurricanes this fall. All funds have been sent to Catholic Charities, the domestic disaster relief agency for the Catholic Church. Parishes in the archdiocese have been very generous allowing us to send over $1.1 million dollars. The photo below shows Dave Ebertowksi and Bill Courteau giving a check for $3,000 for hurricane relief from the St. John the Baptist Men’s Club at St Genevieve parish.
2017 Advent Newsletter
The Fall Center for Mission newsletter is now available. Advent is the time when the Center for Mission requests support that will enable the office to continue providing encounters of Christ in global mission for the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis. The newsletter is an opportunity to hear some of the mission stories from the archdiocese. To download, Click Here>>
Missionary Cooperation Plan (MCP)
Applications for 2018 are now being accepted! If you are interested in participating in the Missionary Cooperation Plan, applications are now available Click Here>> Download the file to your computer, fill it in, save it for yourself and email (or mail) back to us. If you have questions, contact Mickey Friesen, Click Here>>
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>>