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Propagation of the Faith

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Propagation of the Faith



The Society for the Propagation of the Faith is one of the four Pontifical Mission Societies, known in some countries as Missio. This group of Catholic Missionary Societies is under the canonical jurisdiction of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Rome, Italy) and the Bishop of Rome (the Pope). Since 1922, the Pontifical Mission Societies (Missio) has been the Catholic Church's official support organization for overseas mission.  The Society for the Propagation of the Faith seeks to foster an even deeper spirit of universal mission. We strive to inform Catholics of the life and the needs of the Catholic Church in the Missions and to encourage prayer and financial help for those mission churches. 

Through the offerings from Catholics worldwide, the Society for the Propagation of the Faith provides ongoing support for the pastoral and evangelizing programs of the Catholic Church in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands and remote regions of Latin America. This includes aid for religious communities in education, evangelization, seminarians and catechist formation, catechetical work and the construction of churches and chapels. Support is also provided for health care, social services, communication and transportation needs for disaster and emergency relief when necessary.


Reverend George Mockel
                Mission Director              

Diana Cerin
Administrative Assistant

Propagation of the Faith Office
2121 Harrison Street, Suite 100
Oakland CA 94612

SPOF Mission Office Number:  510-267-8337

Mission Office Email:  [email protected]

 Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States