Missions connects local Catholics to the needs of the Church throughout the world to build global solidarity.

CRS Mission to Benin

What is Missions?

The Missions ministry supports and promotes the understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and how to live out our faith by being in community with people on the margins, whether they are in our own communities or around the world. The Missions team provides support and resources to parishes so their parishioners can engage in global solidarity.

How Missions supports parishes

Missions helps parishes to educate people about the needs of our brothers and sisters around the world, to create opportunities for global relationship building and to inspire action. Examples of opportunities for parishes:

  • Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl education and impact
  • JustFaith Formation Series
  • Mission Coop Plan speakers
  • Immersion trips
CRS Mission to Asia


5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Issac Orr Conference Room
910 Marion Street, Seattle, WA, USA

With This Light (Con Esta Luz) Screening

Join us in-person or online for a screening of the documentary, With This Light, to learn about Sister Maria Rosa Leggol and her work as an activist and visionary to help tens of thousands of Honduran children escape poverty. ...

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. James Cathedral Pastoral Outreach Center
907 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98104

JustFaith: Tools for Transformation 

Following in the Footsteps of Jesus   Join us for a presentation by author and JustFaith founder, Jack Jezreel, who will speak to the foundations of Catholic social teaching and the vision of Pope Francis as a way of introducing some educational tools that can inspire conversion and parish renewal. JustFaith’s mission is to create transformative… ...

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Mission Trips

Take a trip that will challenge & enrich you!  Meet people working for a more just and compassionate world.  Learn about the history, social, political, economic, religious, and cultural realities in the host country.  Mission trips will expand your vision of the world and nurture your faith through prayer and reflection on what you're experiencing.  Learn more about Maryknoll mission trips & Education Across Borders service-learning immersion trips by clicking the green buttons below.


Chris Koehler

Director of Missions and Immigrant Affairs