Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg

What Happens to my Donation

The Pontifical Mission societies USA is part of a global family that is oversaw by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.  

The Superior Council that leads The Pontifical Mission Societies meets every year with the to consider the requests for support from all over the world on the different needs of the young Churches. The funds raised by the faithful of the five continents are distributed to try and meet the evangelization needs of the Church in mission countries, in particular during World Mission Sunday.  

National Directors of The Pontifical Mission Societies from 130 countries examine and approve the projects presented annually by the Churches in mission territories, trying to make sure the funds are allocated promptly, transparently, and with the primary intention of answering the call to be Apostles of all nations. 

According to the latest Vatican report, The Pontifical Mission Societies USA contributed $33,150,230 to the general fund, which were distributed along those of the other national offices. The total of the charitable donations raised globally was then distributed as follows.  Please note that “Holy Childhood” refers to the Missionary Childhood Appeal.