Every summer, as part of the Mission Co-Op Program, the Diocese of San Jose welcomes missionary groups, societies, and mission dioceses from around the world. Each year, these missionaries visit our parishes to educate the people of our Diocese about the missionary work of the Church, to request the support of prayer and to receive financial assistance for their needs. Every parish of our Diocese is given the opportunity to help in this vital work.
This year, we welcome groups from South Sudan, Uganda, India, Kenya, New Mexico, Oaxaca, Eritrea, Ireland and Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Many of the parishes will receive pre-printed envelopes to be used for the Mission Co-Op Appeal. As per the regulations for Mission Co-Op, no other envelopes are to be used by the mission group. These envelopes could be place in parish bulletins, in the pews, or distributed during Mass at the time of the appeals.
Finally, we ask, per diocesan policy, that the proceeds of this collection be forwarded to the Diocesan Mission Office no later than 45 days after the collection weekend. This will allow us to share your generosity with the various mission groups sooner, rather than later.
We are grateful for your continued support of the annual Mission Co-Op Program in our Diocese.
For more information contact Sylvia Blanch at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at (408) 983-0128