and make Christmas meaningful in 2019
Our mission is to alleviate material and spiritual poverty by empowering the poor and sharing the Gospel of Christ, and we can’t do it without you. Giving to Catholic charities for the poor such as Catholic World Mission can help you share your own love of God and ensure your donation makes the most significant impact around the world.
Who Are We?
Catholic World Mission was founded in 1998. We are an independent Catholic charity, working to support the mission of the Catholic Church to empower the poor and spread the Gospel.
Many Catholic organizations help the poor, but we take a long-term view of projects to form relationships with the communities we help. Our goal is to go beyond charity and into justice to give disadvantaged individuals a leg up instead of simply a handout.
Our Four Pillars of Support
Our projects are categorized into four pillars. Click each icon below to learn more:
Our Current Projects
We are a worldwide Catholic church charity with multiple projects you can choose to support. Help us change the world by supporting our projects. Scroll through some examples below:
$50 is All it Takes to Change a Life
God answers prayers through the generosity of people like you. Learn more about the difference you can make today.
110 Children Need Your Help to Go to School!
The surprising way you can help. It’s not what you think…
Sudarshani, 6, Battles an Incurable Blood Disease Called Thalassemia
Give Now to give her a reason to smile on Christmas morning.
Strengthen the Church by Strengthening Families
Under attack from all angles, families in India are fighting back…
$800 is all it takes to send a child to school
Every dollar helps in the fight to end poverty…
Updates from around the world, made possible by you!
1,200 Sri Lankans Received Christmas Joy by Your Kindness
Thanks to you, sick children, families with blind adults, and cancer patients received an extra Christmas miracle for the second year in a row. Click the “READ MORE” button below to see the people’s smiling faces of great gratitude!
Vocations are Growing Thanks to Your Generosity
Thanks to you, we recently gave out full-year support to 50 seminarians studying all over Africa and India. Check out the Seminarian Formation page to learn more.
Uganda – Construction Begins on Village church
The walls are up at St. Teresa of Calcutta church. See the latest progress.
DR Congo – Monstrance arrives in Ndekesha!
Last fall, our partner Ide Maka helped ensure the monstrance presented to Bishop Pierre Celestin in 2017 safely arrived in DR Congo. Bishop Celestin presented the monstrance to Fr. Vincent Tshindayi, Pastor of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows in Ndekesha.
CWM expands to South Africa
In South Africa, the Sisters of Nazareth care for the poor through four unique outreach projects. We’re so excited to share our newest country page! Click the “Learn more” button below to learn about the Sisters of Nazareth, their ministry, see photos, & more!
Asia – Check out photos of new monstrances arriving in Pakistan and Sri Lanka!
Over the last year, we’ve worked to spread the gift of Eucharistic Adoration across the globe by giving monstrances to poor dioceses and parishes around the world. Check out these photos of communities in Asia adoring the Lord in the Eucharist!
Mexico – Construction update for Corpus Christi parish in Playa del Carmen
We’ve received new photos from Fr. James Hogan in Mexico. His parish is building a church structure, and we have some wonderful images to share with you! Click the “Learn more” button below to see photos
DR Congo - Ndekesha Orphanage construction complete!
Thanks to your dedicated support our beloved orphans were able to come home to Ndekesha and have moved into their newly re-constructed home! Click the “Learn more” button below to see photos from the celebration.
Haiti – CWM board members lead mission trip to MOP community. They helped repair…
CWM board members Nick Donnelly and Oscar Tanaka led a men’s mission trip to Haiti in Fall 2018 for a week of service and prayer. Their main focus was repairing the roof of one of the buildings, but they also got to spend lots of quality time with the residents.
Mexico – 3 Mano Amiga campuses celebrate their first-ever high school graduations!
The first students to complete high school at three Mano Amiga campuses–thanks in large part to your generosity–are on to the next step in their bright future. Click below to meet these amazing trailblazers!
Locations Around the World
Travel and explore the many projects we support throughout the following continents:
How Your Donation Works:
Our Trinitarian Approach
We use our Trinitarian approach in every project we support. There are at least three major groups involved: the community in need; a dedicated partner helping oversee the project (which can include priests, religious, bishops, and lay people); and the generous Catholic World Mission family of supporters.
COMMUNITY IN NEED
Your money goes to the people in the community. We work with the community to figure out what we can provide that would help them the most instead of simply giving them what we think is best.
DEDICATED PARTNER HELPING OVERSEE THE PROJECT
Each project is completed with the guidance of a trusted partner such as a priest, bishop, religious community member or lay person.
DEDICATED FAMILY OF SUPPORTERS
The generous Catholic World Mission family of supporters funding the project financially, and through their prayers.