through Action!
You can take action and continue to empower the poor and spread the gospel!

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Christmas Catalog 2020
The most important gift you’ll give this Christmas! CLICK HERE
Meet some of the people who help make our work possible... Click here to read our latest profile: Peter Freissle! Peter Freissel, President of Polydeck Corp Enchi, Ghana The Catholic World Mission Difference Learn more about what we do and what sets us apart.
In this time of social distancing, self-isolation, loneliness, and worry we can still be together through our prayers. 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

Prayers from Bottomley Orphanage. What a beautiful gift! 

Our Mission

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 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:


Change through Action!

Despite the challenges that 2020 posed- the actions of our great CWM supporters helped power more than 52 projects across 38 countries in 2020! Please commit to changing more lives with a gift to our 2021 Annual Fund Drive.

Christmas miracle for sick children in Sri Lanka

Give the gift of hope

Battling Thalassemia and cancer, these precious children in Sri Lanka face the reality of celebrating Christmas in the hospital. You can help bring the joy of the season to these little ones!

Children like Shan are desperate for Christmas cheer. YOU can help today!

Shop the Gift of Life 2020 Christmas Catalog to add meaning to Christmas once again!

In a year that has us all asking “Is it Christmas yet?!” you have the unique opportunity to make Christmas special for a person living in poverty AND a loved one. Here’s how…

You can help children battling hunger all over the world. Give now!

Save a child from hunger today

Our monthly aid to children in the developing world is in danger of…

Most domestic workers in India are young girls and women

Be a lifeline to hard hit domestic workers

The pandemic has impacted us all, but for some, the impact has been devastating. These domestic workers have been cut off from basic needs such as income, food, and outreach programs and have nowhere else to turn…

Mexico - Solidarity Supper feeds the hungry in Playa del Carmen neighborhood.

Solidarity Supper Feeds Families in Playa del Carmen Neighborhood

Your help is urgently needed to feed growing numbers every day…

Mano Amiga - Sponsor a child's education today

$800 Unlocks the Chains of Poverty for a Child in Need

Access to quality education will change an underprivileged child’s life. $800 pays for a child’s tuition for a year!

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Sponsor a Seminarian Today

Give our hurting world hope: when ordained, these men will serve as missionary priests all over the world, from Nigeria to Mexico to the United States, and everywhere in between.

The Diocese of Gallup is the nation's poorest diocese. It's been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but you can help today!

Help the poorest diocese in the United States today

Unemployment levels near 40%. No running water or electricity. Sounds like a country in the developing world but it’s right here within our US borders. You can help right now.

Our Four Pillars of Support

Our projects are categorized into four pillars. Click each icon below to learn more:


143K+ given access to clean water, reliable transportation, and nutritious meals…


2MM+ people heard the Gospel and were trained in our Catholic faith…


$500K+ in scholarships provided to students and teachers...


696K+ people received hospital care, clinic visits, and vital medications…


Your generous support will change lives. Help us change the world by supporting our projects today.


Praying for you is part of our mission at Catholic World Mission. We will lift you up in prayer the following Friday afternoon.


Who Are We? How Do We Accomplish our Mission? How Are We Different? How Do Donations Work?

Recent Successes

Updates from around the world, made possible by you!

ETC Tapilula Chiapas, Mexico flooding help

Mexico - Relief from Rising Rivers

CWM partnered with Arch Bishop Fabio Martinez Castillo to send food relief to help feed 30 refuges and others throughout the seven affected municipalities of Chiapas and Tabasco.

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Costa Rica - Progress on El Colegio Vittorino Girardi

Third stage of construction completed. It now has second floor walls, columns, and a roof structure that supports a completed roof.

MSFS water project in Limones Ecuador

Ecuador - Water Project Begins!

Our partner Fr. John Kennedy has begun the water project work at St.Peter and Paul Parish in Limones, Ecuador. They are prepping the room where the water filtration system will be placed.

Uganda-St Teresa of Calcutta Church-progress

Uganda - St. Teresa of Calcutta Church Progress

Good News! Our partner in Uganda shared that St. Teresa of Calcutta Church was dedicated during the Feast of Christ the King on Sunday November 22nd.

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Mexico - See the latest for community kitchen you're supporting!

Fr. Patrick Butler just sent us a video to give us the latest on the Solidarity Supper Community Kitchen.
Lawyer helped by the career guidance program

Malawi – Inspiration abounds for local youth

Our partner in Malawi has continued to host career clinics for teens in his diocese, giving them key opportunities to imagine a better life…

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South Africa – Big improvements made to Nazareth House

Thanks to a generous donor, Nazareth House received some much-needed upgrades to improve the lives of its residents, including orphans and the elderly…

Donate to help the children of the orphanage in DR Congo

DR Congo – Ndekesha orphans continue to receive aid thanks to YOUR generosity

Did you know? Every month we send aid for food, medicine, and other necessary basics to our friends in Ndekesha. This program was in danger when the pandemic hit but thanks to you…

Peter Freissel, President of Polydeck Corp

Light of the World - Meet one of the people who makes our work possible!

Peter immigrated from South Africa and runs a successful company. Even more impressive is his commitment to giving back to the community and leading a God-honoring life…

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.

Trinitarian Approach 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.

Trinitarian Approach Dedicated Partner


Each project is completed with the guidance of a trusted partner such as a priest, bishop, religious community member or lay person.


The generous Catholic World Mission family of supporters funding the project financially, and through their prayers.


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