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Commemorative Prints for sale!

Paintings of the Bolivian people by Returned Missioner Lee Lechtenberg.

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Franciscan Mission Service:
Where lay people work for peace, justice, and hope.

As an international lay Franciscan mission program in North America, Franciscan Mission Service helps Catholics prepare to serve on two-year international, one-year domestic and 1-2 week short-term mission opportunities.  Missioners live a simple life in solidarity with their partners:  the poor and oppressed in Africa, Latin America, North America and the Caribbean. 

Thank you to all whom attended or supported our event on Friday, April 11! Check out our photo album and blog for coverage of the event. 

Missioner Application Deadline Extended

To be considered for the next mission class, which begins formation in September 2014 and service in January 2015, you must complete the first phase of your application by May 15 and the second phase by May 29.

LENTEN BLOG SERIES "Poor & Free: A Spiritual Yes to Less" is running now and focuses on spiritual poverty. The whole thing kicked-off with an exclusive three-part interview with Shane Claiborne of The Simple Way faith community in Philadelphia. 

Two Original T-Shirt Designs

Celebrate the first year of Pope Francis' papacy, or your love of Franciscans by buying a t-shirt. Only $15 each, plus shipping!

Pope Francis t-shirt

Immediate Openings in our Washington, D.C. Office 

We are currently accepting applications for two full-time volunteer positions.  Come work in our office, live in community with other young adults serving in Catholic programs, and receive a monthly stipend and health insurance. Both opportunities are 13-months long and start immediately. 

  1. Development associate - Perfect for a detail-oriented person who loves numbers and wants to gain experiences with databases

  2. Program associate - Great fit for someone interested in working with missioners from recruitment to application to training to overseas service to re-entry.

  3. Communications associate - An opportunity for a writer to tell interesting stories and to gain experience in branding raising and social media. 

  4. Event planning associate - Help coordinate and assist events in celebration of our 25th anniversary. (Position begins summer 2014)

Short-Term Mission and Global Awareness Trips

Looking to learn more about structural poverty? Want to build community among your class, fraternity or organization? Plan a Short Term Mission and Global Awareness Trip with us to South Africa, Bolivia, or Washington, D.C. Sample itineraries available

Franciscan Mission Service
P.O. Box 29034
Washington, DC 20017-0034

T: 202-832-1762 | F: 202-832-1778