Mission Office

Mission Cooperation Plan

Each summer the Mission Office of the Archdiocese of Chicago facilitates the Mission Cooperation Plan, an opportunity for more than 100 international missionary dioceses, congregations, and organizations to share their stories and invite support from our faith communities. This year, although travel is impossible during a pandemic, the needs are greater than ever for communities of faith in under-resourced areas throughout our world. Please consider how your church can participate in this year’s adapted Mission Cooperation Plan.

In the summer of 2020, the Mission Cooperation Plan collection will take place electronically:

  • Determine if it is possible this year for your parish or church to participate in this vital collection.
  • If you can participate, the official weekend to observe the Mission Cooperation Plan is August 1-2.
  • Parish staff are encouraged to look through the mission appeal materials below available in the languages of the parish’s communities.
  • The Mission Office will not assign each parish a mission cause, instead the parish will select one that fits the interests and concerns of the community.
  • Once a cause is selected, the materials must be reviewed for how they can be utilized:
    • Some causes will offer a video presentation of their appeal. Parishes are encouraged to share this video with the community if possible, during or at the end of the liturgy, otherwise it can be shared on the website or social media.
    • Mission causes will offer a written appeal text that can be read during the liturgy, at homily or announcement time.
    • Many mission causes will also offer a brief announcement piece that could be used in the bulletin, on the website or social media, perhaps with photos of the mission or speaker.

Procedure for the Appeal

Before the weekend of August 1-2, parish staff are encouraged to announce the upcoming appeal at Mass, in the bulletin, on the website or social media using the materials offered by the cause. The parish may also consider using a generic bulletin/website announcement in conjunction with text from the specific mission cause. (PDF)

On the weekend of the collection the video may be played, or the written appeal may be read during the liturgy. If there are people present at the church during Mass, they can donate the usual way through the parish. A limited number of collection envelopes will be mailed to the parishes in July. If anyone wishes to donate online using a credit card, they can do go WeAreMissionary.org/give. The parish will be given credit if the donor identifies their affiliation.

Parishes are asked to send in the collected funds following the usual process: send a parish check for the collected funds to the Mission Office. Checks should be made out to “Mission Office” or “Society for the Propagation of the Faith” with “MCP 2020” in the memo line. If possible, please use the yellow remittance card. Mail checks to Mission Office Attn: Mission Cooperation Plan 3525 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60653. Please note that unlike the usual process, all 2020 participating mission causes will receive an equal percentage of the total amount collected from all parishes.

Highlighted Appeal Materials

Your parish community is welcome to utilize the variety of appeal materials in the chart at the bottom of this page, but we at the Mission Office recommend these particularly strong messages from admirable causes.

Mission Cause Type Country(ies) Served Video Presentation Text Appeal Announcement and Photos
Brothers of St. Charles Lwanga Religious Men Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3)
Franciscan Works and Liberia Mission, Inc. Organization Liberia English (video)
(audio)
English (link)
Spanish (link)
Polish (link)
Announcement (link)
Bulletin Insert (link)
Lay Mission-Helpers Association Organization Ghana, Uganda, Papua New Guinea English (link)
Spanish (link)
Polish (link)
English (link)
Spanish (link)
Polish (link)
English Bulletin Insert (link)
Spanish Bulletin Insert (link)
Polish Bulletin Insert (link)
Maryknoll Sisters of Saint Dominic, Inc. Religious Women Many English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
Sisters Servants of the Visitation Religious Women Philippines Short (link)
Long (link)
English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4,5)
USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) Religious Men Nicaragua English (link) Spanish (link) English (link)
Spanish (link)
English/Spanish Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3)

2020 Mission Cooperation Plan Appeal Materials:

Mission Cause Type Country(ies) Served Video Presentation Text Appeal Announcement and Photos
Brothers of Holy Cross - Midwest Province Religious Men Ghana, Uganda, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chili, Peru English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photo of Br. Raymond (link)
Brothers of St. Charles Lwanga Religious Men Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3)
Community of Saint Paul Organization Bolivia, Dominican Republic English (link) English (link)
Spanish (link)
English/Spanish Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3)
Congregation of the Daughters of Mary-Tabora Religious Women Tanzania   English (link)
Spanish (link)
English/Spanish Announcement (link)
Photos (link)
Congregation of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus Religious Women Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Sierra Leone English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (link)
Congregation of the Mission (China Province) Religious Men Taiwan and China English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
Congregation of the Mission Western Province Religious Men Kenya English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Congregation of the Passion Holy Spirit Province Religious Men Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, China, Korea English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (link)
Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception Religious Men India English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
Diocese of Same, Tanzania Diocese Tanzania English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4,5)
Community of Saint Paul Edmund Rice Christian Brothers (Spanish) Religious Men Peru, Bolivia English (link)
Spanish (link)
English (link)
Spanish (link)
English/Spanish Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4,5)
Fervent Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Religious Women India English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4,5)
Hermanas Franciscanas Cooperadoras Parroquiales de la Asunción Religious Women Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala Spanish (link)   Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Religious Men Many English (link) English (link) Spanish (link) English/Spanish Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3)
Maryknoll Sisters of Saint Dominic, Inc. Religious Women Many English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
Missionaries of Faith: Myanmar, Oceania, Vietnam Religious Men Myanmar, Vietnam English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
New Evangelization Sisters of Mother of Perpetual Help Religious Women Nigeria Introduction (link)
Feeding Program (link)
English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3)
Parish of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Diocese of Pelplin, Poland Diocese Poland English (link)
Polish (link)
English (link)
Polish (link)
Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
Passionist Mission Vietnam Religious Men Vietnam Short (link)
Long (link)
English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (link)
Salesian Missions Religious Men Many English (link)
Spanish (link)
English (link)
Spanish (link)
Polish (link)
English Announcement (link)
Spanish Announcement (link)
Photos (link)
Schoenstatt Fathers of India, Providence Region Religious Men India English (link) English (link)
Spanish (link)
English/Spanish Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4,5)
Sisters Servants of the Visitation Religious Women Philippines Short (link)
Long (link)
English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4,5)
Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) Religious Men and Women Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Philippines, Papua New Guinea English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
Society of the Precious Blood (Missionaries) Religious Men Guatemala, Chile, Peru, Colombia Spanish (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (in text appeal)
Varansi Province of the Indian Missionary Society Religious Men India Homily (link)
Mission Work (link)
English (link) Announcement (link)
Brochure (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
COAR Peace Mission Organization El Salvador Short (link)
Long (link)
English/Spanish (link) English/Spanish Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3)
Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Usambara Religious Women Tanzania, Zanzibar English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (link)
Augustinians of the Assumption (The Assumptionists) Religious Men Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mexico, Philippines English (link) English (link)
Spanish (link)
Photos (1,2,3)
Benedictine Sisters of St. Agnes- Chipole Religious Women Tanzania, South Africa English (link) English (link)
Spanish (link)
Announcement (English)
(Spanish
Photos (1,2,3,4)
Camillian Disaster Service, USA Organization Haiti, Philippines, Kenya, CAR English (link) English/Spanish
/Portuguese  (link)
Announcement (link)
Image (link)
Claretian Missionaries (USA-Canada Province) Religious Men Sri Lanka English (link) English (link) Photos (link)
Diocese of Kumbakonam, India Diocese India English (link) English (link) Photos (1,2,3,4)
Diocese of Machakos, Kenya Diocese Kenya English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
Franciscan Works and Liberia Mission, Inc. Organization Liberia English (video)
(audio)
English (link)
Spanish (link)
Polish (link)
Announcement (link)
Bulletin Insert (link)
Good Shepherd Parish-Babonneau, St. Lucia Diocese St. Lucia English (link) English (link) Photos (link)
Instituto de Vida Consagrada Esclavas del Divino Corazon, AR Religious Women Mexico Spanish (link) Spanish (link) Photos (1,2)
Kabale Diocese, Uganda Diocese Uganda English (link) English (link)
Spanish (link)
Photos (1,2)
Lay Mission-Helpers Association Organization Ghana, Uganda, Papua New Guinea English (link)
Spanish (link)
Polish (link)
English (link)
Spanish (link)
Polish (link)
English Bulletin Insert (link)
Spanish Bulletin Insert (link)
Polish Bulletin Insert (link)
Let Us Move Mountains (LUMM) Organization Uganda English
(video)
(audio)
English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3)
Mary Mother of God Mission Society Organization Russia English (link) English (link)
Spanish (link)
English Newsletter (link)
Photo (link)
Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries Religious Women Philippines English (link) English (link) Photos (1,2,3,4)
Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit Religious Women Jamaica, St. Kitts, Antigua English (link) English (link)
Spanish (link)
Polish (link)
English Bulletin Insert (link)
Photos (link)
Mother of Perpetual Help Center- Divine Word Missionaries Organization Thailand English (link) English (link) Photo (link)
Piarist Fathers, Province of Central Africa Religious Men Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Dem Rep of Congo   English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
PIME Missionaries (The Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions) Religious Men Many English (link) English (link)
Spanish (link)
English/Spanish Announcement (link)
English/Spanish Poster (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
Rulenge-Ngara Diocese, Tanzania Diocese Tanzania English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill Religious Women China, Ecuador, South Korea English (link) English (link) Photos (link)
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Religious Women Many English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3)
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Religious Women Japan, Peru English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (link)
Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ Religious Women Nigeria English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
Solidarity Bridge Organization Bolivia, Paraguay English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
Unlocking Communities Organization Haiti English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3)
USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) Religious Men Nicaragua English (link) Spanish (link) English (link)
Spanish (link)
English/Spanish Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3)
US-China Catholic Association Organization China English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Bulletin Insert (link)
Photos (1,2)
Archdiocese of Tororo, Uganda Diocese Uganda English (link)
Spanish (link)
English (link)
Spanish (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
Catholic Diocese of Bungoma, Kenya Diocese Kenya   English (link) Photos (1,2,3,4)
Comboni Missionaries Religious Men Many in Africa   English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (link)
Diocese of Bhadravathi, India Diocese India English Audio (link) English (link) Photos (1,2,3,4)
Diocese of Bomadi, Nigeria Diocese Nigeria English (link) English (link) Photos (1,2,3)
Diocese of Buea, Cameroon Diocese Cameroon   English (link)  
Diocese of Gikongoro, Rwanda Diocese Rwanda   English (link) Photos (1,2,3,4)
Escuela Andrea por Amigo, Paraguay Organization Paraguay   English (link) Photos (1,2,3)
Foundation for Children in Need Organization India   English (link) Photos (1,2,3,4)
Franciscan Missionary Brothers Religious Men India, Sri Lanka, Paraguay, Bolivia, Ghana, Kenya   English (link) Photos (1,2,3,4)
Franciscan Sisters of St. Bernadette- Tanzania Religious Women Tanzania Appeal (link)
Ministries (link)
English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart Religious Women Brazil English (link) English (link) Photos (1,2,3,4)
Home To Enhance African Life (HEAL) Organization Nigeria English (link)    
Kigoma Diocese, Tanzania Diocese Tanzania   English (link) Photos (1,2,3,4)
Kyiv-Zhytomyr Diocese, Ukraine Diocese Ukraine English (link) English (link) Photos (1,2,3)
Midwest Augustinians Religious Men Peru English (link)
Spanish (link)
English (link) Photos (1,2,3)
School Sisters of St. Francis Religious Women Many English (link) English (link)
Spanish (link)
Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
Servants of the Plan of God Religious Women Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Philippines, Angola, USA Border English (link)
Spanish (link)
Music Video (link)
English/Spanish (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Nyeri Religious Women Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia   English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
Society of the Missionaries of St. Francis Xavier Religious Men India, Nepal, Mauritania English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
Soroti Catholic Diocese, Uganda Diocese Uganda English (link) English (link) Announcement (link)
Bulletin Insert (link)
The Little Sisters of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Religious Women Haiti, Colombia, Dominican Republic English (link) English (link)
Spanish (link)
Photos (1,2,3,4)
St. Mary Catholic Church, Diocese of Montego Bay, Jamaica Diocese Jamaica English (link)    
The Major Seminary of Sacred Heart of Jesus in Vorzel, Ukraine Organization Ukraine English (link) English (link)