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

Pope Francis Visits South America!

Learn more about Pope Francis' visit to South America by visiting the links below! Pope Francis is visiting Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay from July 5-13, 2015. Stay tuned for more information from our St. Louis priest missionaries in La Paz, Bolivia - and to hear about their experiences of welcoming Pope Francis to Bolivia!

Pope Francis

Catholic News Agency

Vatican - Apostolic Journey




Fr. Alkado Pesambili Celebrates the Corpus Christi Procession in Tanzania

Fr. Alkado Pesambili celebrated the Corpus Christi procession in Tanzania. "I thank God I celebrated well the Corpus Christi feast," Fr. Pesambili said. "It was so nice and joyful as you may see in the attachment. I hope you had a nice one too."

Fr. Alkado Pesambili celebrated the Corpus Christi procession in Tanzania.Fr. Alkado Pesambili celebrated the Corpus Christi procession in Tanzania.Fr. Alkado Pesambili celebrated the Corpus Christi procession in Tanzania.


Belize Blog: Seven in the Sun

Check out this great blog about volunteering in Belize: http://seveninthesun.blogspot.com/
We know Andy and Julie personally from their living in Belize and attending several Mission Congress experiences with us in St. Louis after their return.  Now they have a limited time back in Belize.  It is exciting to hear from them and we pray for them and their mission in Belize!

Seven in the Sun blog

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