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Office for the Missions

Missionary Cooperative Plan


The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois has long been instrumental in joining with the universal Catholic Church in our support of the missions.  Each year, in cooperation with the Missionary Cooperative Program of the Pontifical Mission Society, we welcome missionaries from dioceses around the globe to visit our parishes in an effort to educate our people about work in their local Church, as well as give us the opportunity to participate in their mission work by requesting the support of prayer and financial assistance in order to meet their needs. In this way, every parish has an opportunity to be part of this global work.

 Applications for the 2023 Missionary Cooperative Plan (MCP) are now available!


 How to Apply:


  • Policies and Procedures are now included in the application. 
  • Submit a Letter of Request with your application (if you have already submitted the letter, please let us know).
  • Complete MCP Application Form (this form is a fillable pdf for your convenience - only applications in a printed form will be accepted. Do not complete in cursive as they will be returned)
  • Mail completed application, with any supporting documetns, to the Office for the Missions at the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois as indicated in the application.
  • Additional information will be required after your acceptance into the 2023 plan.


“…Local churches, although rooted in their own people and their own culture, must always maintain an effective sense of the universality of the faith, giving and receiving spiritual gifts, experiences of pastoral work in evangelization and initial proclamation, as well as personnel for the apostolate and material resources.”

Saint John Paul II in his Encyclical Letter “On the Permanent Validity of the Church’s Missionary Mandate,” Redemptoris Mission

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