Missions

Every baptized person is a missionary. We are all called to be witnesses of the love and mercy of God found in the person of Jesus Christ. The Office of Missions promotes this 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, Mission Cooperative Plan and Missionary Union of Priest and Religious.

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Pontifical Mission Societies

We are all called to be witnesses of the love and mercy of God found in the person of Jesus Christ. Through the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS), known in some countries as Missio, the Universal Church continues to proclaim the redemption and fulfillment of man wrought by the death and resurrection of Christ the Lord. This group of Catholic missionary societies, under the jurisdiction of the Pope, care for and support the younger churches until they are able to be self-sufficient. These organizations include the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Society of St. Peter the Apostle, the Missionary Childhood Association and the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious.

Each of the Pontifical Mission Societies has its own, specific identity, goal and means of activity. These four societies renew their activity to suit the different situations in the Church and in society; they are united in spirit and intent to promote a generous missionary spirit among the people of God.

Mass Offered by a Mission Priest

A mission priest will celebrate Mass for your personal intention or for a friend or family member, living or deceased. A $10 donation is asked for each Mass requested.

To request a Mass for your intention, note on the check’s memo section “Mass Stipend” and send a check, along with your intention, to:
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington
Office of Missions
PO Box 29260, Washington, DC
20017-0260

For more information, contact Maeve Gilheney-Gallagher, Global Solidarity Coordinator.