MCP Information and Guidelines for Parishes
Thank you in advance for your hospitality toward the mission group that will be assigned to your parish. Below you will find resources to help you with the mission appeal process. As always, if you need assistance or have questions, please call us at 703-841-3837 and we will be happy to assist you.
General Information and Parish Preference Form
The Missionary Cooperation Plan (MCP) is an annual opportunity for mission groups, lay organizations and mission dioceses to personally appeal for prayer and financial support from Catholics of the U.S. Additionally,the MCP provides an opportunity to be educated about what is happening in the mission field today. It connects the local church with the global Church and allows us to realize our baptismal call. The Arlington Mission Office manages and facilitates these appeals in the Diocese of Arlington.
In order to ensure a mutually convenient appeal process for parishes and mission groups, before we choose and assign mission groups to parishes, we ask that a parish representative fill out the Parish Preference Form. This gives parishes an
opportunity to tell us their unique needs regarding the appeal process. The form also allows for feedback on the previous year's appeal.
Parish MCP Materials
Once the Mission Organization has been matched to your parish materials will be sent directly to the pastor. A follow-up email will also be sent to the Business Manager. Should you have questions, call 703-841-3837 or email us at Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org.