The Society for the Propagation of the Faith is one of four Pontifical Mission Societies. The others are: The Society of St. Peter Apostle, The Missionary Union of Priests and Religious and the Holy Childhood Association.

Under the direction of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Rome, Italy), and the bishops, the Society for the Propagation of the Faith seeks to foster an ever-deeper spirit of universal mission, to inform Catholics of the life and the needs of the Catholic Church in the Missions, and to encourage prayer and financial help for those mission churches.

We coordinate special collections:

  • Mission Sunday
  • Mission Cooperation
  • Catholic Home Mission

We also coordinated the following special collections:

  • Peter’s Pence
  • Special Needs
  • Holy Land
  • Archdiocese of the Military Services (AMS)
  • Catholic University Appeal

Through the offerings of Catholics worldwide, the Propagation of the Faith provides ongoing support for the pastoral and evangelizing programs of the Catholic Church in Africa, Asia, the Islands of the Pacific and remote regions of Latin America. This includes aid for the education and support of seminarians, Religious novices and lay catechists; for the work of Religious Communities in education, health care and social services; for communication and transportation needs, and for disaster and emergency relief when necessary.

The national office for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in the United States is located in New York; the national director is Rev. Andrew Small, OMI. This Manhattan location is also the national office for The Society of St. Peter the Apostle and The Missionary Union of Priests and Religious.

Propagation of the Faith
400 E. Monroe
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Margo Gonzalez
(602) 354-2005

Diocese of Phoenix Special Collections 2017-18
Collection Title Formula for Dates Office Responsible 2017 2018
Special Needs Church in Africa Church in Latin America; Church in Latin America, Eastern Europe Fourth Sunday in January Propagation of Faith January 22, 2017 January 24, 2018
Catholic Relief Services Fourth Sunday in Lent Chancery March 26, 2017 March 11, 2018
Catholic Home Missions Last Sunday in April Propagation of Faith April 30, 2017 April 29, 2018
Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC)  Sunday between Ascension Thursday & Pentecost  Communications  May 28, 2017  May 13, 2018
Peter’s Pence  Sunday nearest Feasts of SS. Peter & Paul  Propagation of Faith  July 2, 2017  June 24, 2018
Native American & Black Mission Sunday closest to July 14th Ethnic Ministry Office July 16, 2017 July 15, 2018
The Catholic University 1st or 3rd Sunday in Sept. Propagation of Faith Sept. 3 or 10, 2017 Sept. 2 or 16, 2018
Gospel of Life Appeal First Sunday in October Respect Life Office October 1, 2017 October 7, 2018
Mission Sunday Next to Last Sunday in October Propagation of Faith October 22, 2017 October 21, 2018
Campaign for Human Development Sunday before Thanksgiving Chancery November 19, 2017 November 18, 2018
Retirement Fund for Priests and Religious Second Sunday in December Office of Religious & Vicar for Priests Office December 10, 2017 December 9, 2018
Archdiocese of the Military Services AMS Every three years beginning in 2013 Sunday closest to Veteran’s Day Propagation of Faith November 13, 2018