Office of Missions

Renewing the Face of the Earth

The Church’s missionary activity begins with the command of Jesus Christ to proclaim his lordship and make disciples of all nations. One by one, God calls us by name to be His own. The Office of Missions in the Archdiocese of Washington assists believers to remind them of their calling and baptismal commitment to fulfill their missionary responsibility. The Office of Missions encourages believers to remember His call daily and live holy lives of faith, prayers, sacrifice and obedience.

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, reminds us, “We are one family, one mission.” The universal call is present daily to remember to pray and help the missions and the Church through the Pontifical Mission Societies, World Mission Sunday and the Missionary Cooperative Plan.

His Eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s pastoral letter on the New Evangelization asked of us,“… reflect together on how we can stir into flame the embers of the Gospel message and Christ’s love in our own hearts in such a way that we not only grow in our own faith, but invite others to hear once again, maybe all over again for the first time, the exciting invitation of Jesus — ‘Come, follow me.'”

About us

The Office of Missions promotes a universal missionary spirit in the hearts and minds of the people of God including children through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Missionary Childhood Association, the Society of St. Peter Apostle and Missionary Cooperative Plan. Animates, educates and enables the faithful to respond concretely to the universal call of Christ to, “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Makes the sending and supporting of missionaries to foreign lands possible.

Director: Fr. Richard Gancayco
Phone: 301-853-4527
Email: [email protected]

Mission Education Coordinator for the Missionary Childhood Association:
Sr. Crucified Metcalfe
Phone: 301-853-5388

Missionary Cooperative Plan Coordinator:
Sr. Crucified Metcalfe
Phone: 301-853-4528


Church Documents about Mission and the Church