Purpose of Mission Circle
In the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Mission Circle is a practical way for Catholic men and women to stimulate, spiritualize, and systematize mission aid in a personal and concrete manner.
The purpose of the Mission Circles is threefold:
- Personal spiritual development
- Giving direct spiritual and material support to a missionary
- Creating, here at home, an interest in all things missionary
Brief meetings are held each month at a place and hour agreed upon by the members. A Mission Circle is, wherever possible, parochial and formed with the pastor’s knowledge. Each member offers daily prayers and spiritual offering to aid the adopted missionary’s work.
Join a Mission Circle
Have you ever thought of helping a missionary? Have you ever wanted to write to a missionary and receive letters from him or her telling about missionary experiences, progress and problems? Have you ever wanted to involve yourself in a mission so that you can solve its problems and further its progress? There is a way. You and others can give both spiritual and material assistance to your adopted missionary either in foreign or home missions. If you would like to join a Mission Circle, please contact our office.
Form a Mission Circle
A Mission Circle, made up of six or more people, is a dynamic means of participating in the mission of the Church by offering both spiritual and material support to a missionary.
By virtue of Baptism, all Christians are called to mission. As members of the Church each one of us is given the responsibility to make Jesus known to all and to work to alleviate human suffering. As members of the Church, we recognize that we bring the love, compassion and mercy to others. We make Christ present in the world that longs for the presence of God. The Mission Circle is a positive way to be involved in mission and helps you to grow spiritually.
If you would like to start a Mission Circle in your parish, download and review the ByLaws as well as the information form. After reviewing the ByLaws, you will then need to submit the ‘New Mission Circle’ information form to our office.
Download and Submit Forms Below