Arlington Diocese Mission Cooperative Plan

Welcome to the Arlington Diocese Missionary Cooperation Plan (MCP). Below you will find resources for missionaries, parishes and parishioners about the MCP.  The Mission Cooperative Plan (MCP) program selects Catholic organizations from around the world who are then invited to the Diocese of Arlington from May to August to share with our parishioners the nature of their mission.

The purpose of the MCP is two-fold.  First, the many mission congregations, lay organizations and mission dioceses get a chance to personally appeal for prayer and financial support from Catholics of the U.S. Secondly, we Catholics get the opportunity to be educated about what is happening in the mission field today. There are many new strides in mission.  We emphasize solidarity and understanding of situations that make life so difficult for so many people.  The US Catholic Bishops describe solidarity, in their statement, “Called to Global Solidarity: International Challenges for U.S. Parishes", as: “action on behalf of the one human family, calling us to help overcome the divisions in our world."

The Mission Office believes that it is important for Catholics in the Diocese of Arlington to understand why missionaries come to your parishes each year. We ask you to welcome them on behalf of us and rejoice in the opportunity to learn and grow in your faith through the knowledge and experiences they share.  These funds are used by the organizations represented by these holy men and women. Thank you for the support and solidarity you have given in the past and will continue to give in the future.

If you have questions, please call us at 703-841-3837 or email us at

Resources for Missionaries and Mission Groups about the Missionary Cooperation Plan application process.

Resources for parishes about the Missionary Cooperation Plan (MCP) Appeal process.