Short Term Mission Application

Our Vision

Staff Opportunities

Parish-to-Parish Missions

Medical Missions and Support


"Missionary activity specifically directed "to the nations" (ad gentes) appears to be waning, and this tendency is certainly not in line with the directives of the Council and of subsequent statements of the Magisterium."

− St. John Paul II on Redemptoris Missio

IMF serves as a conduit between needs and resources, providing hope through well-designed programs and projects.

The International Missionary Foundation (IMF) is a non-profit, volunteer-based, missionary organization dedicated to helping the poor and neglected in developing countries.

Our Vision

As an international organization we seek to actively engage medical professionals and Catholic parishes in the U.S., creating partnerships within communities of the poor and neglected for mutual benefits. These partnerships provide a transfer of knowledge, supplies and support in an effort to foster a more hopeful, lasting and self-sufficient future for those in need while renewing the spiritual lives of the mission volunteers.

Our Mission

We exist to act as an extension of God’s hand to restore health, hope, and dignity to the less-privileged, focusing on developing and under-developed countries.

Our Objectives

To actively connect parishes in the U.S. with international parishes through our Parish-to-Parish program.
To create and sustain Christ-centered medical missions.

Our Spirituality

Our apostolate is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Our missionary zeal is drawn from and deeply-rooted in the unmitigated love, compassion, and long suffering of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for humanity. This is our spirituality as a missionary organization.

"I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the Church's energies to a new evangelization and to the mission ad gentes."

− St. John Paul II