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Office for the Missions

Missionary Co-Op Program

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.

The following forty-eight missionary organizations were assigned to visit the following parishes in 2020 (parish/church visiting #1 is alphabeticalical in column 2). Due to Covid-19, they were not able to physically visit.  You can still help support them financially. Learn about each mission by clicking on the name of the mission (organizations with links are bolded).  

Giving options are listed below.  Please Do Not Send Funds Directly to the Mission.  The online giving form is below the Missionary Organization chart.


Missionary Organization Church Visiting #1 Church Visiting #2 Church Visiting #3
Vincentians-St Joseph Blessed Sacrament, Springfield
Servites USA Province Blessed Sacrament, Quincy Holy Family, Mt. Sterling
Archdiocese of Les Gonaives Blessed Trinity, Brussels St Brigid, Liberty
Vincentian Congregation - Marymartha Province Cathedral, Springfield
School Sisters of Notre Dame Christ the King, Springfield

Maryknoll Fathers


Forty Martyrs, Tuscola
Oblates of the Virgin Mary Holy Cross, Auburn St Louis, Nokomis
Diocese of Guntar Holy Family, Granite City Holy Angels, Wood River
Diocese of Cuddapah Holy Family, Decatur St John Vianney, Sherman
Diocese of Nyunndo Immaculate Conception, Pierron St Elizabeth, Granite City
Diocese of Musoma Immaculate Conception, Mattoon Immaculate Conception, Shelbyville
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Little Flower, Springfield St Aloysius, Springfield St Joseph, Springfield
Holy Cross Mission Society Mother of Perpetual Help, Maryville Ss. Peter & Paul, Alton
Archdiocese of Cape Coast Our Lady of Lourdes, Decatur
Diocese of Bukoba Our Lady of the Holy Spirit, Mt. Zion Sacred Heart, Villa Grove
Missionaries of St Francis de Sales Our Lady Queen of Peace, Bethalto St Lawrence, Greenville
Diocese of Same Our Saviour, Jacksonville
Conventual Franciscans (IL) Sacred Heart, Effingham
Glenmary Sisters Ss Peter and Paul, Collinsville
Diocese of Auchi Ss. James and Patrick, Decatur
Conventual Franciscans (IN) Ss. Mary & Joseph, Carlinville St John Paul II, Mt. Olive
Missionaries of LaSalette St Agnes, Springfield
Dominican Fathers St Agnes, Hillsboro Resurrection, Illiopolis
Spiritans St Ambrose, Godfrey St Cecilia, Glen Carbon

Claretian Missionaries USA

Sri Lanka Photos and Text

St Anthony of Padua, Quincy St Rose of Lima, Quincy
Glenmary Missioners St Anthony, Effingham
SOLT Sisters St Boniface, Edwardsville
Institute of the Incarnate Word St Charles Borromeo, Charleston St Mary, Paris
Missionary Society of St Paul St Elizabeth, Robinson Christ the King, Greenup
Trinitarians St Frances Xavier Cabrini, Springfield St Jude, Rochester
Midwest Augustininians St Francis Solanus, Quincy
Diocese of Shinyanga St Francis Xavier, Jerseyville
Divine Word Missionaries St Fransis of Assisi, Teutopolis St. Rose of Lima, Montrose 
Pallotines St Jerome, Troy St Mary, Edwardsville St Elizabeth, Marine
Camillian Disaster Service St Joseph, Chatham
Missionary Sisters of St Theresa St Katherine Drexel, Springfield St James, Riverton
Archdiocese of Mbarara St Luke, Virginia St Alexius, Beardstown St Fidelis, Arenzville
Diocese of Ikot Ekpene St Mary, Taylorville Mother of Dolars, Vandalia
Passionists St Mary, New Berlin St Peter, Petersburg
Redemptorisits St Mary, Alton
Community of St Paul St Mary, Effingham St Clare, Altamont

Missionaries of St Francis Xavier

You Tube

St Mary, Pittsfield St Augustine, Ashland St John the Evangelist, Carrollton

Diocese of Kumbakonam

Mission Appeal  

Chapel Video

St Mary, Farmersville St Alphonsus, Brighton
Claretian Missionaries (Nigeria) St Patrick, Pana St Michael, Staunton
Piarist Fathers St Paul, Highland

Bannakaroli Brothers

YouTube Video

St Peter, Quincy
Fr Peter Lubecki St Thomas, Newton St Isidore, Dieterich



To support the work of each Mission there is the option of online support, or by mail.


 Donation Form for Online Giving

If supporting a mission by mail, please send all donations, making checks payable to the Office for the Missions and writing the name of the Mission in the memo, mailing to: 
Diocese of Springfield in Illinois

Attn: Office for the Missions
1615 W. Washington Street 
Springfield, IL 62702

Please Do Not Send Funds Directly to the Mission. 

When all donations are received the Office for the Missions will send a check to each mission.

Donations will be accepted until September 30, 2020


“…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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