•• Purpose of Mission Cooperative Plan (MCP)
The Pontifical Mission Societies in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles accepts requests from Mission Dioceses, Religious Orders and Lay Organizations working in the missions to preach at a parish for the purpose of making an appeal for financial support. Dioceses, Religious Orders and Lay Organizations are encouraged to participate in the Mission Cooperative Plan (MCP) on an annual basis. This annual appeal is one that helps unite the Archdiocese of Los Angeles with the Universal Church and to emanate mission awareness among the people of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The generous response, which is traditional amongst the people of Los Angeles, is a reflection of the ongoing awareness and concern for the people of the world.
Taking the opportunity to share in this mutually beneficial cooperative generates a zeal for the missions among this Archdiocese. Mission Dioceses and the leaders of men’s and women’s religious communities as well as lay organizations are invited to submit applications to speak at parishes within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. These presentations inform the parishioners about the work in the missions and provide an opportunity for them to respond and support this important work.
•• Apply, Guidelines and Requirements for 2022- COVID-19 UPDATE
Due to the unforeseen circumstances and challenges we have all faced regarding COVID-19, we are not accepting any new applications for 2021. We will begin to accept applications for 2022 beginning in 2021.
Missionary Bishops and leaders of Mission Communities who would like to be considered for the Mission Cooperative Plan within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will need to submit a completed application along with the following requirements postmarked by December 1, 2021. Without exception.
Before we can review your request, all priests, deacons, religious congregations and lay organizations will need to provide an original “Letter of Request” from the local bishop, superior or board president granting you permission to apply to participate in the MCP for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
The following information needs to be included in the original “Letter of Request”:
- A description of the work done by your (arch)diocese, mission or organization
- Why your (arch)diocese, mission or organization should be considered for participation in the MCP
- How MCP funds will be concretely used
- Who will directly benefit from these funds
- Specify that you are authorized to function legally as a 501-3-C or similar identity
- Letter must be stamped with an original signature of your (arch)diocese, institute or society
Application and required information above must be received and postmarked by December 1, 2022, and mailed to:
ATTN: Mission Cooperative Plan
3424 Wilshire Blvd. 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, California 90010 USA
The receipt of this application does not indicate acceptance into the Mission Cooperative Plan. Applicants will be notified of our decision at the end of February 2022. If you are accepted in the MCP, an original “Letter of Good Standing” on letterhead from the Diocesan Bishop, Superior, or Board President must be mailed to our office for each individual assigned to speak.
Updates from previous participants in the Mission Cooperative Plan
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