Missionary Cooperative Program
Since the whole Church is by its nature missionary and the work of evangelization must be held as a fundamental duty of the people of God, all the Christian faithful, conscious of their responsibility, are to assume their part in missionary work. (Code of Canon Law, can.781)
The Diocese of Salina participates annually in the Missionary Cooperative Program (MCP). Through the MCP, donations directly assist missionaries in their efforts to evangelize, form holy vocations, build congregations, and propagate the faith in various countries around the world.
The Diocesan Propagation of the Faith office selects mission groups from a large pool of mission dioceses, religious orders, and lay missionary groups who live and evangelize all over the world to come and speak to our faithful in order that each and every one of the Christian faithful may be fully acquainted with the present condition of the Church in the world, and may hear the voice of the multitudes who cry "Help us!" (cf. Acts 16:9).
It is our sincere hope that the faithful may feel this mission work to be their very own, and may open their hearts to such vast and profound human needs, and may come to their assistance.
Regarding requests to be included in the Missionary Cooperative Program: requests (by post) on letterhead to participate in the program should be mailed to the director:
Rev. Steve Heina
PO Box 980
Salina, KS 67402-0980
Include in your request:
- The full name of your organization
- The name and canonical status (bishop, priest, deacon, religious, lay) of the missionary representative who will be coming
- Complete contact information for the representative, including address, phone number(s), and email address (required)
- Page number for listing in the current Official Catholic Directory or authentic letter from your Ordinary or major superior
All requests must be received by December 1st to be considered for the upcoming appeal. Invitations will be mailed out in December, along with our Missionary Cooperative Policy and a contract that must be returned by the deadline in order to participate. Speaking assignments will be mailed out once all contracts have been received.
It is required that every speaker invited to do an appeal complete a Testimony of Good Standing prior to arriving in our diocese.