Church Documents

Teaching the Spirit of Mission Ad Gentes:Continuing Pentecost Today - A Statement of the U.S.C.C.B.

Ad Gentes:Decree on the Church's Missionary Activity, Vatican II

Redemptoris Missio:On the permanent validity of the Church's missionary mandate, John Paul II


Mission-Related Websites

Pontifical Mission Societies (U.S.)
Site to the Pontifical Mission Societies:
The Society for the Propagation of the Faith
Holy Childhood Association
The Society of St. Peter Apostle
The Missionary Union

I Am A Missionary  
World Mission Sunday resources

Catholic Relief Services
Includes Operation Rice Bowl, Food Fast, Work of Human Hands, Kids Web Site.

Mission education material for all ages.

Texas Mission Council
State organization dedicated to the support and promotion of the mission activities of the Church.

USCMA (United States Catholic Mission Association)
National alliance of individuals and organizations dedicated to the mission Jesus entrusted to his followers

Third Wave Mission Institute
Preparation videos for short-term mission & parish partnerships.

Scripture Passages 

Isaiah 2:2 - "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths."

Isaiah 56:7 -"For my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples."

Isaiah 52:7 - "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings."

Isaiah 61: 1 - "The spirit of the Lord is upon me because the Lord has anointed me."

Jeremiah 1:7 - "For to all to whom I send you shall go, and speak whatever I command you."

Ezekiel 3:17 - "Son of man, I have appointed you watchman for the house of Israel, whenever you hear a word from my mouth; you shall give them warning from me."

Zechariah 8:22 - "Many people and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favor of the Lord."

Acts 1:8 - "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth."

Acts 11:23 - "When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad: and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose."

Acts 11:26 - "It was in Antioch that the disciples were called Christians for the first time."

Acts 13:47 - "I have made you a light to the nations, a means of salvation to the ends of the earth."

Acts 26:23 - "That the Christ must suffer, and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles."