Society for the Propagation of the Faith

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The Society for the Propagation of the Faith is one of the four Pontifical Mission Societies. It is established in every country where the church is free to operate and seeks prayer, sacrifice, and financial support for mission dioceses around the world. 

Encouraging the faithful to give first place to prayer and a spirit of sacrifice for the missions is the most important part of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. In the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, we do this in a variety of ways: 

In addition, gifts can be made once, weekly, monthly or on an annual basis by clicking the donate button at the top of the page. Furthermore, gifts of stock are always welcome. Please call 314-792-7123 to arrange a transfer of securities. Finally, please remember the work of our missionaries in your Last Will and Testament or Estate Planning. 

Offerings received by the Propagation of the Faith in the United States are joined with offerings from all other countries and are distributed annually to more than 1,100 mission dioceses and vicariates around the world!


Mass Requests    

Mass requests for your intentions are wonderful remembrances and tributes to loved ones, both living and deceased, and are great contributions to the mission work of the Church. A mission priest will celebrate Mass for your intention. Your Mass offering is a special help to the priest – poor himself and serving among the poorest of the human family. For many mission priests, Mass offerings are a substantial means of day-by-day support for their ministry and the people they serve. 

CLICK HERE to fill out our Mass Request Form or call the office to arrange for Masses to be celebrated for your intentions.


As of July 1st, 2019, the established Mass offering for the State of Missouri is ten dollars.


Mass Stipend Program

Applications are currently closed.

An official letter of suitability and documentation from your bank MUST be included with your application. Please verify that your banking information is accurate and complete.

Dioceses and Religious Communities may apply for Mass stipends to distribute to priests in their diocese or religious community. Please fill out and send in the Mass Stipends application form. If accepted, you will receive an email. Unfortunately, we are not able to contact everyone regarding their application. Furthermore, we do our best to vary groups from year to year. 

Diocese & religious communities are expected to follow canon laws related to the offering made for the celebration of the Mass.