The Society for the Propagation of the Faith accepts requests from Mission Dioceses and Religious Orders working in the missions to preach at a parish for the purpose of making an appeal for financial support. This annual appeal is one that helps unite the Diocese of Sacramento with the Universal Church and to emanate mission awareness among the people of the Diocese of Sacramento. The generous donations are a reflection of the ongoing awareness and concern for the peoples of the world.
Mission Dioceses and the leaders of men’s and women’s religious communities are invited to submit applications to speak at parishes within the Diocese of Sacramento. These presentations inform the parishioners about the work in the missions and provide an opportunity for them to learn and support this important work.
Before we can consider an application, all priests, deacons, religious congregations and lay organizations will need to provide an original “Letter of Request to Participate”
The following information needs to be included in the original “Letter of Request to Participate”:
- A description of the work done by your (arch)diocese, mission or organization
- A listed U.S based contact representative for the (arch) diocese, mission or organization
- Why your (arch)diocese, mission or organization should be considered for participation in the MCP
- How MCP funds will be concretely used
- Who will directly benefit from these funds
- Specify that you are authorized to function legally as a 501-3-C or similar identity
“Letter of Request to Participate” must be received and mailed to:
Society for the Propagation of the Faith
ATTN: Mission Cooperative Appeal
Sacramento, CA 95818
Receipt of this request to participate does not indicate acceptance in the MCA. Applicants will be sent an application to be filled out in November. If you are accepted in the MCA, an original “Letter of Good Standing” on letterhead from the Diocesan Bishop, for every individual assigned to speak, must be mailed to our office.
General Timeline of Missionary Cooperative Appeal
Request to participate letters are accepted year a round. However, letters need to be turned in by September if the mission is to be considered for upcoming Missionary Cooperative Appeal year.
September : "Letters of Request to Participate" must be received by September 30th if the mission to receive an application. Letters received after September 30th will be considered for the Mission Cooperative Appeal the following year.
October: Missions that have submitted a request to participate will receive an application for the appeal
December: Applications from missions need to be submitted. Please note no late applications will be accepted.
February: Selected missions will be notified of participation selection.
May - August: Appeal occurs in the Diocese