Mission Office

A Message From Our Director

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Welcome to the website of the Mission Office of the Archdiocese of St. Louis! I hope that you will enjoy your visit to our website. We are happy that you are here, and invite you to learn more about the missions online.

We, the staff of the Mission Office, are here to serve you and to assist you in your desire to learn about the missionary work of the Church, and to support it through your prayers and sacrifices. Your support is important and needed by our own St. Louis priest missionaries in our Latin America Apostolate and by missionaries worldwide, whom we support through the Pontifical Mission Societies.

I hope you will take the time to learn more about missionary work and how we are called to support missionaries through our prayers and offerings. May Our Lord Jesus, who tells us in John 20:21, "As the Father has sent me, so I send you," strengthen and assist you as you respond to the call to be a missionary for Our Lord, and to support other missionaries who leave their homeland so that "repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in His name to all nations" (Luke 24:47).

Gratefully in Our Lord,
Rev. Robert J. Menner
Director, Mission Office
Archdiocese of St. Louis

About the Mission Office

The Mission Office of the Archdiocese of St. Louis is the official agency entrusted with the promotion of world missionary education, awareness, and support. We are the official agency of the four Pontifical Mission Societies:

We also serve the Archdiocese of St. Louis in our own Archdiocesan missionary initiatives in Bolivia through the Latin America Apostolate. We aid children in Bolivia, Kenya, Colombia, and Uganda through Pan y Amor.

Not only do we raise financial support, but we also strive to promote missionary education for the faithful of all ages, as well as prayers for the missions, as illustrated in our mission statement:

To awaken and maintain within the local Catholic community a sense of service to


 those areas of the world where the Church is not present, or if present, is not firmly rooted.

Visit the website for the National Office of the Pontifical Mission Societies!

"Missionary activity is the greatest and holiest duty of the Church."

(Decree on Missionary Activity – Ad Gentes #29, The Documents of Vatican Council II)

Latest News

EWTN Live features the Missions! October 14 at 7 PM CDT

EWTN Live features the Church's Missions in this week before World Mission Sunday! Tune in Wednesday, October 14, 8 PM EDT (7 PM CDT) - or view online here. Guest will be Father Andrew Small, OMI, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States. ‪

To learn more about World Mission Sunday (October 18) and how you can help, visit our World Mission Sunday page. Thanks for your prayerful support!

Annual World Mission Sunday Mass – October 18th at 10:00 am

World Mission Sunday 2015Join us at our Annual World Mission Sunday Mass on October 18th at 10:00 am at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, located on Lindell Boulevard. We are happy to welcome Bishop Rice as our celebrant this year. Coffee and donuts will be served in Boland Hall following Mass. To learn more about World Mission Sunday, and how your prayers and support will help 1,150 mission territories around the world, visit our World Mission Sunday page. Please prayerfully consider supporting the World Mission Sunday collection by donating online here. And, don't forget to follow along on social media this month: #worldmissionsundaystl

Thank you for your prayerful support!


Happy 40th Ordination Anniversary, Fr. Jim Michler!

On Sunday, September 20th, we celebrated the 40th ordination anniversary of Fr. Jim Michler. Fr. Michler has served in our Latin America Apostolate in Bolivia for 22 years. He is currently Senior Associate Pastor of Maria Reina Parish in La Paz, and also works with Marriage Encounter. Fr. Michler, thank you for everything you have done for the people of Bolivia! Fr. Jim Michler's 40th ordination anniversary

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