Society for the Propagation of the Faith

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As one of the four Pontifical Mission Societies, the Society for the Propagation of the Faith 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. 

Over 1,100 mission dioceses receive regular annual assistance from the funds collected! Each year, these mission dioceses submit requests to the Pontifical Mission Societies for assistance with catechetical programs, seminaries, the work of religious communities, communication, transportation, the building of chapels, churches, orphanages, and schools, and the list goes on. Then, the national directors of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith of every country gather to vote on these requests, matching the funds available with the greatest needs. These funds are then distributed in their entirety to mission dioceses throughout the world.

Every year, the needs of the Catholic Church in mission dioceses grow– new dioceses are formed, new seminaries are opened because of the growing number of young men hearing Christ's call to follow Him as priests, areas devastated by war or natural disaster are rebuilt, and other long-suppressed areas are opening up to hear the message of Christ and His Church. That is why the involvement and commitment of Catholics from around the world is so urgently needed.

A few special programs of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith:

Blessed Pauline Jaricot

It is with great joy that we celebrate Blessed Pauline Jaricot, Foundress of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, who was beatified on May 22, 2022!

If you would like a free prayer card, please contact our office. 

Learn more about Blessed Pauline at! Included is the full documentary film Heart of a Missionary: The Story of Pauline Jaricot.