Missions connects local Catholics to the needs of the Church throughout the world to build global solidarity.
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
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching. Learn more about the work of CRS around the world at https://www.crs.org/our-work-overseas
Take a 10-minute retreat to deepen your faith through guided meditation at https://www.crs.org/get-involved/learn/resource-center/online-prayer-retreat-hunger
Learn about how advocacy can make a difference at https://www.crs.org/stories/how-advocacy-makes-a-difference-father-joe-gradys-story
Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ "... to bring good news to the poor ... release to captives ... sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free." (Luke 4:18). Learn more at https://www.povertyusa.org/
Find resources, CCHD national and local grant recipients, and CCHD grant application materials at https://archseattle.org/give-serve/giving-opportunities/national-mission-collections/catholic-campaign-for-human-development/
Director of Missions and Immigrant Affairs