Each summer, the Mission Office facilitates opportunities for approximately 130 missionary communities to share their stories and invite support from roughly 300 parishes within the Archdiocese of Chicago. Eligible missionary dioceses, congregations, and organizations are invited to apply each year for participation.
We receive more applications than we can accept, and past participation in the Missionary Cooperation Plan in Chicago is not a guarantee of acceptance.
The 2019 Application is now available. Missionary groups seeking participation in summer 2019 must complete and return this form before December 31, 2018. The Mission Office will only consider applicants that:
- Fill out the application in its entirety, and
- Indicate a US contact authorized to correspond and receive funds on behalf of the requesting missionary group. Only applicants with a representative who can receive checks in the US or possess a Vatican Bank account will be considered.
If you cannot fill out the PDF form electronically, please print it and write or type responses clearly. Do not send the cover sheet. We recommend you include a letter from your bishop, religious superior or director, as well as an explanation of the relationship with the US contact.
Parish Preference Form for 2019 Missionary Cooperation Plan (link)