|Our mission is to help people know, love and serve God locally and globally.
The Church is missionary by nature. People of all ages in the Church seeking to understand their baptismal call to mission will benefit from opportunities to deepen their faith and missionary vocation. Some of our education opportunities include:
Monthly Mission Intentions - Every month, a new teaching tool is available that reflects the Holy Father's mission themes. Students experience how each mission theme relates to a different area of the world. Also, each month a portion of the intentions reflect education religious standards as set by the archdiocese. These are posted for each month in the prior month on the Download section of this site.
Holy Buckets are available for classrooms so students can opt for ways to animate mission through prayer, service or donations. If you are interested in receiving a Holy Bucket, contact Eric Simon at email@example.com.
For additional information regarding Mission Intentions and Holy Buckets, Click Here>>
Mission Presentations – Returned and current missioners serving overseas present their experiences at parish and school programs.
2012 trip to El Salvador is accepting applications. For more information, Click Here>>
Mission Education Resources – The Center for Mission maintains a library of video and book resources and mission publications including mission curriculums for schools and religious education programs.
Experiential Learning – Experiences of the Church in mission through participation in service programs, sponsorship and sacrificial giving.
For more information, contact Mickey Friesen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-291-4445.
Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver
The St. Peter Claver sisters were founded by Blessed Mary Theresa Ledochowska in 1910. The North American headquarters are in St. Paul, MN.
The aim of the apostolate of the Sisters is to cooperate wholeheartedly in the building of the Kingdom of God in the world. They are at the service of the Missionary Church by forming, informing, animating, praying, and helping with missionary vocations and material aid.
2013 WRITING CONTEST - WINNERS!
Winners of the annual Center for Mission writing contest for students in grades 1-12 have been selected. Four students from separate grade categories have been chosen out of hundreds of submissions and have received a certificate and award at their schools. Their entries exhibited passion and excellence in communicating. They were asked to respond to:
"How is Christ present in the world?
Thank you to all who submitted their wonderful drawings and essays. Those that won are listed below with links to their entries.
Deacon Mickey Friesen with Greta Feist
Greta Feist, St. Bernard Catholic School, Cologne. Click Here>>
Deacon Mickey Friesen with Logan Cloutier
Logan Cloutier, Faithful Shepherd Catholic
Deacon Mickey Friesen presenting award to Rachel Restrepo
Rachel Restrepo, St. Therese Catholic School, Deephaven. Click Here>>
Deacon Mickey Friesen with Michelle Castaneda and Mother
Grades 10 -12
Michelle Castaneda, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Minneapolis. Click Here>