The Office of Mission and Mission Education administers the Missionary Cooperation Plan (MCP). This program supports missionary dioceses, religious congregations and lay mission groups by assigning them to parishes so they may make an appeal at weekend Masses in the name of their organization. This outreach mission program, administered on behalf of Bishop Joe Vasquez is an integral part of mission awareness, animation and cooperation efforts.
For more information call (512) 949-2407.
On the weekend of 23-24 Julu 2016, St. Mary's hostsed a representative from Viatores Christi, an Irish Catholic Lay Missionary Association, which recruits, trains and places lay missionaries throughout the developing world in response to local needs, to speak about their mission works and receive funds collected through a second collection.
For more information about current needs and opportunities or to make a donation to support the work of Viatores Christi visit their website at www.vcvolunteers.ie or click on the logo above. Please pray for Viatores Christi and for their volunteers on mission.
Partner organizations of Viatores Christi in the United States
Incarnate Word Missionaries, San Antonio, Texas: www. iwmissions.org
Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH) Our Little Brothers and Sisters: www.nph.org
Catholic Volunteer Network: www.catholicvolunteernetwork.org.
Annual Publication Response 2016 lists 215 US and International volunteer and lay mission programs -- online digital version
Catholic Migrant Farmworkers Network: cmfwn.org