The Diocese of London serves missions around the globe that evangelize the Good News of the Gospel. The Mission Commission logo is a globe with a cross on it!
We support social justice efforts and humanitarian programs that serve the Lord: "Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of these who are members of my family, you did it to me". Mathew 25:40
The concept of a Mission Commission was introduced in 1956 at the First Synod of the Diocese of London. In 1962 a contract was established between the Bishop of Chiclayo and the Bishop of London to send three diocesan priests to the parish of Cayalta-Zana, Peru. During the 60’s religious sisters from various communities in our Diocese also began serving in Peru. Between 1961 and 1993 eighteen priests from the Diocese of London provided spiritual direction and temporal administration to the faithful in Peru. By 1964 the Diocese had established a Diocesan mission director, organized special collections for the 4 Pontifical Mission Societies and implemented a "Missionary Cooperation Plan" (whereby missionaries could visit parishes to make appeals). In 1967 His Eminence G. Emmett Cardinal Carter reviewed recommendations to further develop the Diocesan Commission on Missions. In 1969 a Mission Office was established in Windsor and a "Mission Adoption Plan" was introduced to all parishes.
In January 2014 the Most Rev. Ronald P. Fabbro approved the current mandate of the Mission Commision: 1) To suport and develop the Pontifical Mission Societies in the Diocese of London 2) To administer a Diocesan Missionary Cooperation Plan 3) To foster and support the missionary efforts of all parishes and parishioners, utilizing when possible other Canadian Missions and Qualified Donees.
The current Mission Commission meets 1-2 times a year. The Director is appointed by the Bishop for a five year term. The Chair is elected by the members of the committee for a term of 3 years. The meetings focus on the theology of mission, information sharing (mission activity around the Diocese) and mission outreach. General meetings are open to those with an interest in missions and missionaries.
On July 1, 2013 our administrative centre in Maidstone Ontario closed. The Diocesan mission office now operates with volunteers only.
Day to day operations are coordinated at different sites by the Director of the Mission Office, please contact:
Phone # (519) 488 - 0846
VoIP # 7000450
Diocese of London
Twin Lakes Postal Outlet
P.O. Box 22004
Unfortunately we do not have an Online Giving Program!
Please forward your gifts to your parish or directly to the Mission Office. (address above)
Tax receipts are issued when possible throughout the year. Our registered charity number for Canadian tax purposes is: BN/registration number: 118885581 RR0001
Our permanent location for records and tax receipt purposes resides at: Diocesan Centre, RCEC Diocese of London, 1070 Waterloo Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3Y2
When you designate a specific mission or missionary, please provide us with your email address, if possible. We consider Donors as mission partners and we rely on your help to maintain communication lines with missions.
In cases where we receive a donation "in general" the donation is used to support missionaries that have requested help from the Diocese.
If you are not able to donate at this time we ask that you keep all of our missionaries in your prayers!