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 Formation Program 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.  

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 Formation Program 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.  

"For if we have received the love which restores meaning to our lives, how can we fail to share that love with others?" Pope Francis (EG 8)

Learn more about Pope Francis's Road Map for the Church that GOES FORTH IN JOY

If you're baptized, you are already both a missionary and a disciple.

Our challenge as front line parish and diocesan ministers: helping the people of God realize their vocation as missionary disciples. It begins in their hearts by accepting God's love, it is nurtured and grows in the family, and then it extends out in ever widening circles to the neighborhood, parish, school, workplace and beyond. It seeks encounter and crosses the situational and geographical borders that limit God's love. It brings us together in growing awareness of our interconnectedness with each other through global solidarity. It grounds us in compassion for each other and in our care for our common home.

"For if we have received the love which restores meaning to our lives, how can we fail to share that love with others?" Pope Francis (EG 8)

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