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The entire Church is meant to be Missionary in nature. To be a missionary is to be sent. As God sent His Son to us, His Son sends us forth. That is the Mission, to proclaim the Kingdom of God to a world that is hurting, and aching to hear Good News.

The Missions Office promotes the Missionary vision and action of the Church in our diocese. The office brings visiting missionaries to diocesan parishes through the Missionary Cooperative Program, encourages children to help children through the Missionary Childhood Association, highlights the work of Catholic Relief Services and encourages donations through programs like Operation Rice Bowl, supports Catholic Home Missions in areas of the country with a Catholic population too small to support a parish, stands in solidarity with our twin diocese in Mandeville, Jamaica, and encourages everyone in the diocese to become missionaries, both at home and abroad.

Maureen Roberts


Emergency Response in the Holy Land

Catholic Relief Services is coordinating closely with many partners and organizations. Based on identified needs, CRS has started providing emergency assistance.

For more information on CRS’ response and how you can help, view the official CRS information sheet HERE.

Contact our Mission Office:
(814) 695-5579

Catholic Relief Services Speaker Series - "People of Hope"

We are all one family sharing one planet. But the effects of climate change have hit poor and vulnerable communities hardest – communities that have contributed the least to climate change.

As people of faith, we are called to act and called to give. Called to stand shoulder to shoulder with communities around the world to ensure people can survive and thrive despite the challenges of climate change.

In three short but powerful talks, learn how you can partner with CRS to care for our common home, take action through advocacy, and make an impact worldwide through community giving.

Tune in each month for 15 minutes at 12:00 PM. There will be simultaneous Spanish translation.

October 19 – We are Called to Care: Our Faith and Climate Change
w/ Father Josh Cochran, CRS Global Fellow

November 16 – We are Called to Take Action: Responding Through Advocacy
w/ Paul Hicks (Chief of Party for RAICES in CRS El Salvador)
and Karla Lara (Monitoring and Evaluation Accountability and Learning Coordinator for the PROSPERA project in CRS El Salvador)

December 21 – We are Called to Do: Ways to Give and Offer Hope
w/ Sean Callahan, President and CEO of CRS

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Volunteer Network

Pontifical Mission Societies

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