Marco Cerritelli

Hi! My name's Marco. I'm a 4th year FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

I am a missionary with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). These past past three years God has called me to go abroad as part of the first international FOCUS venture to reach out to the college students at the University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria! As a missionary, you can find me spending time around student dorms, meeting with students on campus, or playing pickup soccer. A lot of my work is with first-year male outreach in order to build up a culture for Christ among the new generation of students in Vienna.

The Call

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age." Matthew 28:18-20

The Team

Meet the missionaries who are serving with me in Vienna, along with our chaplains. From left to right: Fr. Martin, me, Jordan, Hannah, Kenny, and Fr. Simon.

My Story

I love my work as a full-time college missionary with FOCUS. As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Jesus. My life has been transformed by Christ and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing truth of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us where we were, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. During my time on campus, I've been continually amazed by the different souls I've encountered and how they all desire a renewed relationship with God.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me complete this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. I would love for you to join me in this mission too. You can help me fulfill this mission for Christ at the University of Vienna!

Pictures from the Mission

Leading a weekly Bible study

Hosting an outreach event

Walking the Mariazell pilgrimage in Austria

Running mission workshops

Playing pickup soccer

Consecrating our missionary efforts to Mary


Please pray for me and my mission for Christ within FOCUS! God bless you!

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …