About Mission Education

Mission Education and Promotion, A 100 Year Tradition...

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers were founded 100 years ago by two diocesan priests who had a passion for mission. Along with a young woman, who would found the Maryknoll Sisters, they set out on a grand adventure to engage their fellow Catholics in the U.S. in the mission of Jesus.

That tradition continues today. Maryknoll’s Mission Education and Promotion Department is here to serve the Catholic Church in the U.S. Through baptism, we are all called to carry on the mission of Jesus. We strive to help Catholics become more aware of their baptismal call to mission and encourage and support them in finding their path to participate in the mission.

  • Cultivation We seek to develop and foster relationships and partnerships within the Church to collaboratively promote mission.

  • Mission Education We provide resources and expertise to help educate and form Catholics to live out their baptismal call to mission, and in particular serve the needs of diocesan and parish leaders and ministers to become more effective mission educators.

  • Fundraising We assist Catholics in participating in mission by sharing their financial resources to support the mission efforts of the Church through Maryknoll.

  • Vocations We invite Catholics to personally participate in mission through immersion trips and short term mission experiences and encourage them to consider whether God is calling them to a lifetime commitment as a missionary priest or brother.

Read Our Mission Vision Statement

Read What the U.S. Catholic Bishops say about mission

Towards a Theological and Spiritual Understanding of the Missionary Discipleship Journey

Become a Mission Educator