UNITED STATES CATHOLIC MISSION ASSOCIATION- GROUP 1153
Mission is always hard – in South Sudan, the Amazon, or along our Southern Border.
Like the Good Samaritan, missionaries care for the wounded, or the poor like St. Teresa of Calcutta. They preach the Gospel like Saints Peter and Paul, and give their lives for their people, like Jesus.
Gabe is a missionary in South Sudan teaching young people computer skills. The Schmidt family – Katie and Taylor Schmidt and their seven kids – are in the Amazon Rain Forest bringing clean water to the villages and serving as catechists. The Missionaries of Saint Columba have served on our Southern Border for 25 years meeting the spiritual and material needs of migrants and asylum seekers.
Covid-19 has made mission harder. Our missionaries must also prepare for future challenges such as draught and food shortages. Covid-19 did not “shut down” the church. It has revealed and released the Church’s love for the world – especially through the missions.
USCMA is an association of missionaries. Thanks to modern communications, we stay connected through video calls, webinars, publications, and emails. We help connect young people and parishes with missions who need a week of service or a medical mission trip.
Our missionaries need your support so they can stay connected, supported, and encouraged. Please give generously. Show them that they are not alone. Tell them you care about them and for them.
Thank you for your generosity through the money you give and your prayers for missionaries. We will gratefully remember you at Mass, and in our prayers, wherever we are in the world.
May God bless you and keep you, may his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, and may he give you peace. Amen.
-Dr. Donald R. McCrabb, USCMA Executive Director
To support the United States Catholic Mission Association, please click on the button below to donate and either select your parish in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and/or type Group 1153 in the memo box. God bless!