2017 Missionary Cooperative Plan Appeals
Missionaries around the world are invited to visit our parishes, on an annual basis, to inform parishioners about their work in the missions and offer the latter an opportunity to support their important work on behalf of the Universal Church.
June 10-11 Diocese of Chulucanas, Peru - Our Lady of Guadalupe-Rosenberg
Missionaries of La Salette - Sts. Simon & Jude-The Woodlands
June 17-18 - Sisters of St. Michael the Archangel, Nigeria - St. James-Spring
June 24-25 - Comboni Missionaries - Our Lady of St. John-Spring
The Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) was founded in France in 1843 by Bishop Charles de Forbin Jansen. Its purpose is to encourage all children to be aware of the needs of children living in mission diocese through the world and support them both spiritually and sacrificially. Today it is in 110 countries and helps make Jesus known to children all over the world. Under its banner “children helping children”, monies raised through schools are directed towards self-help programs involving the building of schools, the provision of health and nutrition programs and medications, school fees, and teaching and learning resources.
Click on the following links for June mission-related activities:
We have a message of
Easter is a season of hope and joy. We rejoice in the risen Christ, who reminds us that death does not have the final word, that God wins the day. And we celebrate in hope, trusting in the work of God, that even amidst apparent darkness, our God is shining light.
But for us, Easter is also a season of gratitude. We are so grateful for the nearly 14,000 faith communities throughout the United States that prayed, fasted and gave alms so as to build up the culture of encounter, to lift up the needs of our global human family.
And we want to say thank you.
We encourage you to share our video of gratitude with members of your faith community. Without your community's commitment to living out our faith in solidarity with countless members of our human family around the world, the good work of CRS Rice Bowl would not be possible.
PS - You can still turn in your Lenten alms.