The Mission Office builds bridges of encounter and communion between the faithful of the Archdiocese of Chicago and communities of faith throughout our world. Also known as the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, we facilitate, resource, and support efforts to reach out in love and solidarity globally, particularly in response to pastoral concerns in areas where there is turmoil, poverty, or uncertainty. Through the Mission Office, the Archdiocese of Chicago supports ministries that empower people worldwide to form and sustain communities of faith where the Church is young, struggling, or economically strained.
In the Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis tells us “To evangelize is to make the kingdom of God present in our world” (para. 176). The Mission Office contributes to a culture of evangelization within the Archdiocese of Chicago by inspiring Catholics to seek and recognize Christ in their global neighbors, and to witness the joy of this encounter to their families, parishes, community, and world. Through these efforts, we support the faithful in living out the call of Renew My Church to nurture our individual and communal relationships with Jesus Christ and together transform the world in His light.