Every summer, as part of the Mission Co-Op Program, the Diocese of San Jose welcomes missionary groups, 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 have missionaries coming from China, India, El Salvador, Guatemala, Vietnam, Peru, Ireland, Nigeria, Philippines, Mexico, and several missionary societies and religious communities. We are particularly pleased to include again our own Diocesan Mission in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Boxes containing pre-printed envelopes will be shipped directly to each parish the week of 15 May. 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. (90% of your gift goes directly to the Mission Group and 10% supports the diocesan Mission Office.
We are grateful for your continued support of the annual Mission Co-Op Program in our Diocese.
For more information contact Sylvia Blanch at email@example.com or telephone at (408) 983-0128.