Catholic World Mission
In Joshua 1:9, he tells us “God is with you — wherever you may go and no matter what life brings.” While we may be experiencing feelings of loneliness in this time of social distancing and self-isolation, we can still connect and be with one another through the power of prayer. You are not alone.
Every week we pray for our donors, partners, and friends by name.
Catholic World Mission is here for you!
May we meet each day in our prayers.
In Giving We Receive
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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 began in 1998. We are the hands, feet, and eyes of Christ to impoverished children and families. We work to support the mission of the Catholic Church to empower the poor and spread the Gospel of Christ.
Through our Catholic charity, we make material and spiritual differences in the lives of others by supporting the work of priests, missionaries and laypeople. Our efforts allow the poor and generous to understand the power of Jesus’s unconditional love for each one of us.
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 to give disadvantaged individuals a leg up instead of simply a handout.
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:
CWM Annual Fund Drive Needs You!
Every year, we get requests from all over the world as the need for life necessities is dire. For every project we share with you, there are many more we diligently work on behind the scenes. Give to our Annual Fund Drive 2022 to empower the ones who need it the most.
Give Cameroon a Life-Changing Christmas Gift
The village of Nkar has patiently waited six years for the construction of the brand new Saint Mary’s Primary School as civil war and the pandemic have delayed it. We are now ready to build the school…but can we count on you to join us?
Give the Gift of a Mano Amiga Scholarship
The Mano Amiga School Program is a beacon of hope for children around the world as they pave a path out of poverty for themselves and their families. Help these students attend a Mano Amiga school to make this path possible for them.
Restart Life-Saving Feeding Program
Building a School and Better Opportunities
In Oyede, Nigeria there are over 250 students that are paving the way to a brighter future. You can support these students by renovating the worn-down church they learn at into a fully functional school. Help these children who face harsh realities be able to have the chance to be nurtured and encouraged to follow their dreams.
Support the Seminarians
Together we have the opportunity to assist 50 seminarians this year as they train to fulfill the divine calling of Holy Orders. By helping them achieve their callings we are strengthening churches and communities around the world.
Building St. Joseph's Way
Sponsor a resting place and shelter from the desert sun as the faithful from around the world gather to witness the transformational journey of St. Joseph’s Way, Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila, México
Supply the precious gift of clean water
So many children in Ndekesha community are deprived of even a basic education because they spend so many hours fetching water just to survive. You can provide safe clean water for life.
Build a School in Uganda
We have the chance to transform St. Mary’s School into a thriving learning environment for the town of Kampala. Let us help Fr. Francis Banura Kaboha as we work together to finish restoring this school that is home to many deserving children.
Our Four Pillars of Support
At Catholic World Mission, our main goal is to alleviate suffering, illuminate the mind, and ignite the Spirit. We categorize our projects into three pillars. Click each icon below to learn more:
143K+ given access to clean water, reliable transportation, and nutritious meals…
Each day over a million of our siblings in Christ are victims of the negative effects of severe poverty and lack of access to basic resources. For many, their lives are a constant source of worry as they deal with the consequences of food insecurity and desperate need for primary resources many of us take for granted every single day.
Our dignified living services help those in need physically by providing food-based services, building safe structures and offering medical support. With the help of our donors and laypeople, we were able to give over 140,000 of our brothers and sisters in Christ access to clean water, a reliable means of transportation and healthy meals. Some recent resources we were able to provide for those in need include:
- Sending food supplies to a school in Tanzania.
- Making roof repairs on a building for abandoned elderly in Haiti.
- Providing medical supplies to communities in Guatemala.
In addition to our dignified living services, we also spread the word of God to the communities we serve to share the knowledge of God’s love and commitment to those who may be hearing his words for the first time.
2MM+ people heard the Gospel and were trained in our Catholic faith…
At Catholic World Mission, we believe one of the best ways to empower the poor is by sharing the word of Christ. Being spiritually poor can be just as detrimental to your overall well-being as being physically poor. By partnering with communities, we help individuals recognize the love of Christ already present in their lives and help them use this love to reach their full potential.
With our evangelization programs, we help others remove their barriers of spiritual despair to help them grow and understand their God-given purposes. We will always share our faith while aiding areas in need. Donating to our evangelization programs is a great way to honor God while helping others embody the word of Christ. Some recent ways we have helped to share the good news of the Gospel include:
- Constructing a church for worshipers in Ghana.
- Creation of community centers for worship in India.
- Teaching over 2 million people in the Catholic faith.
$500K+ in scholarships provided to students and teachers...
One of the best ways to combat poverty and protect human dignity is by providing educational resources to help individuals elevate their minds and communities to reach their God-given potentials. An educated mind helps open the door for individuals to empower themselves and the generations that follow. At Catholic World Mission, we help communities escape education poverty and plants seeds of hope for lasting positive change.
Our Catholic World Mission family gives the gift of education to communities around the world. In addition to helping individuals of all ages learn basic reading skills, we also provide schools with desks and chairs and repair educational buildings that experience damage from natural disasters. Our recent projects include:
- Replacing a school roof in Nigeria.
- Donating safe and comfortable desks and chairs for students at the Mano Amiga Colombia School.
- Providing over $500,000 in scholarships to students and teachers in need.
Updates from around the world, made possible by you!
Haiti – The Sisters Feed the Children
Thanks to your selfless giving, the Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor were able to feed 300 children a nutritious meal after their feeding and nutrition program had suddenly halted.
Liberia: Restoring the Catholic Faith
The rebuilding of the over one-hundred-year-old St. John the Baptist Church has started along with the purchase of three canoes to satisfy the need for stable transportation.
USA: New monstrance for the Legionary Community
Thanks to generous CWM donors, the Legionaries of Christ were the recent recipients of a Monstrance to aid in their spiritual duties throughout metropolitan Atlanta.
Ghana: Lives are being healed
The donated supplies and medicines delivered in Ghana have already made a huge impact as patients are given the chance to receive needed care.
Nigeria: Motorcycles to Spread God's Word
Thanks to our generous donors we have given the Diocese of Lokoja in Nigeria five motorcycles allowing their Priests to spread the Gospel to previously unreachable areas!
Uganda: Hope is contagious!
The village of Namwendwa has successfully received spiritual and critical aid over the past four months. They are thankful for the selfless donors who have given them the gift of the mass being broadcasted over the radio and food, masks, and sanitizers as they continue to struggle through the ongoing pandemic.
Nigeria: Feeding the Children at Holy Rosary
Catholic World Mission partnered with Keneolisa Charities to provide food for students at Holy Rosary Elementary School in Nigeria! These children greatly appreciate the food that was given to them during an uncertain time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mexico - Giving Back in Playa del Carmen
Learn more about Grace’s experience with volunteering at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Playa del Carmen. Thanks to generous donors like you we have been able to help many families be able to receive food and essential items through this amazing Parish!
Sri Lanka - Living supplies just in time for Christmas
You were able to brighten the lives of blind families and orphaned children in Sri Lanka this past Christmas by supplying them with essential items and toys for the children! This area has seen your bountiful generosity impact their lives in a blessed way!
Shipments - From Shipping Container to Medical Clinic
We have been able to stock 11 health clinics and hospitals in Ghana, Gambia, and the Philippines with medical supplies that has served 5,000 plus people! This includes a creative approach to transforming a shipping container into a clinic.
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 funds projects financially and through their prayers.
YOUR GENEROSITY MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
By donating to Catholic charity organizations such as Catholic World Mission, your donation can make a direct difference. We also provide regular updates through photographs and videos to show the immediate difference your donation provides. We encourage you to donate to Catholic World Mission today to support us as we meet basic needs and spread the love of Christ throughout the world.