Mission Cooperation Plan
Each summer the Global Mission Office of the Archdiocese of Chicago facilitates the Mission Cooperation Plan, an opportunity for about 75 international missionary dioceses, religious congregations and organizations to share their stories and invite support from our faith communities. (For the webpage designed for missionaries to apply for this program, go here.)
This annual second collection provides vital support to ministries that witness and proclaim the love of Jesus in areas of the world affected by poverty and upheaval. Missionaries travel great distances to evangelize in remote and persecuted communities. They form priests and lay leaders, educate adults and children, offer medical care, provide safe homes, administer the Sacraments and more.
We are very happy to welcome missionary appeal speakers to visit our parishes and churches during the summer months of June, July and August 2023!
Parish Resources for 2023 Missionary Cooperation Plan
- Tips for a Successful Missionary Visit
- Missionary Prayer of the Faithful (English | Spanish | Polish)
- Generic Bulletin Piece/Announcement (English | Spanish | Polish)
- Online Donation Page: If your parish or church cannot accept online donations, send donors to WeAreMissionary.org/give.
- Evaluation Form
- Missionary Prayers:
Your parish or church will receive Mission Co-op collection envelopes direct from Overt Press. If you have any concerns, please contact the Global Mission Office. No missionary cause may use their own envelopes, collect any funds/donor information or solicit sponsorships. Checks from individual donors should be made out to the parish.
Proceeds from the collection are to be sent within one month to Global Mission Office Attn: Mission Cooperation Plan, 3525 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653. Parish checks should be made out to Global Mission Office, with MCP 2023 on the memo line. If individual donors make checks out to the collection, send them along with the parish check. Please use the yellow remittance card, which has been mailed to every participating parish and church. Note that the appealing mission cause receives 90% of the collected funds. 10% is retained by the Global Mission Office to offset the cost of facilitating these appeals. The Global Mission Office is not funded or subsidized by the Archdiocese of Chicago.
2023 Missionary Cooperation Plan
Map of Beneficiary Regions
Apostolic Life Community of Priests in the Opus Spiritus Sancti (Holy Spirit Fathers)
Archdiocese of Camaguey, Cuba
Catholic Diocese of Ifakara, Tanzania
Catholic Diocese of Kakamega, Kenya
Daughters of Mary Mother of Mercy
Dhaka Catholic Archdiocese, Bangladesh
Diocese of Kohima, India
Diocese of Lucena, Philippines
Diocese of Montego Bay, Jamaica
Instituto de Vida Consagrada Esclavas del Divino Corazon
Misioneras Carmelitas de Santa Teresa del Nino de Jesus
Misioneras de San Juan Bautista
Monasterio de Hnas. Clarisas de Jesus de la Divina Misericordia
Roman Catholic Diocese of Butare, Rwanda
Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus of Buea
Sisters of the Imitation of Christ (Trivandrum Province)
St. Peter's Junior Seminary, Tanzania