Congratulations, Cardinal Filipe Neri Ferrão

A Missionary Spirit Made Cardinal

It is with gratitude and great joy to announce that our partner of nine years, Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrão, has made history as the first-ever Archbishop of Goa and Daman, India to be elevated to the cardinalate in nearly five centuries!

His missionary spirit has helped the faith flourish throughout tribal villages and rural communities across India. May God continue to Bless His Eminence and this partnership, so we may continue to uplift the faithful around the world.

CATHOLIC WORLD MISSION IS HERE FOR YOU!

We can 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.

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DR Congo food and clothing orphan shelter
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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.

Our Current Projects

Faith Amidst the Floods: Help Bangladesh Now!

Give 400 Families Care & Hope after Massive Flooding

Bangladesh is facing a lack of food, water, shelter, and medicine after experiencing major flooding that has left families displaced and homeless. YOU can send aid to 400 families in the Diocese of Sylhet and give hope to families who have lost everything.

Kenya is helping disabled and mentally handicapped children

Help Disabled and Mentally Handicapped Children Become Independent

Empower children with disabilities reach their utmost potential at St. Joseph the Worker Home in Kenya by giving them the essential care and tools they need as they work towards becoming self-reliant.

Back-to-School for Nigeria: Send Supplies & Change Lives

Help Over 900 Students Achieve Their Dreams

Provide four schools in Nigeria with resources including school supplies, whiteboards in classrooms, and weekly meals this back-to-school season.

Support these devoted young men as they serve our Heavenly Father

Support a Seminarian

YOU can help us sponsor 65 Seminarians this year from the Diocese of Wiawso and the Society of African Missions (SMA) Order as they embark on their calling to serve God and change the world.

Create a Self-Sustaining Community by Cocoa Farming

We have the amazing opportunity to help Enchi’s cocoa farm in Ghana produce stable income for families and increase the crops planted. With YOUR help, we can change lives by giving them the tools they need to succeed!

Queen of Mercy Formation House and Mission Outreach Center in Kenya will give the Sisters the chance to save lives

Help Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Bring Hope

Help bring up 22 devoted Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor candidates who wish to fulfill their spiritual calling in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.

You can help Lay missionaries who have committed their lives to serve impoverished people in Mexico

Create Self-Sustaining Communities with Chickens and Pigs

Transform Chiapas and Tabasco, Mexico with the gift of livestock as a means for food and income and support the faithful ETC missionaries in spreading God’s love.

Tea farmers' kids are committed to changing the course of their futures

Send 223 Tea Farmers’ Children to School

Apurbo and Borsa are two of many children who reside in the tea plantations in Bangladesh. Their only hope to escape a life of intense labor on the tea farms is by earning a solid education. Join us as we commit to giving 223 tea farmers’ children the chance to attend school and pave the path out of poverty!

GIK 2022 Ghana, medical relief to the Enchi Government Hospital

Ship Life-Saving Medical Supplies Now!

The Enchi Government Hospital in Ghana is a saving grace to patients that live up to 500 miles away. We are sending 9.4 million dollars’ worth of medical supplies to the hospital, and only have to pay the shipping fee! Let us give these patients the healing and hope they need right now.

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…

Our 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:

DIGNIFIED LIVING

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

Dignified Living

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.

EVANGELIZATION

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

Evangelization

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.

EDUCATION

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

Education

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.

Recent Successes

Updates from around the world, made possible by you!

The Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor thank YOU for showing mercy to God’s poor in Haiti.

Haiti - CFSOP a safe haven for the poorest

The Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor have continued their Children Feeding and Nutrition Outreach Program, a Mobile Clinic Service, and an Emergency Outreach Program to care for the most devastated families.

New Saxophone for Vittorino Girardi School

Costa Rica - Transforming Vittorino Girardi and its Community

Many initiatives have been taking place at Vittorino Girardi and the surrounding community thanks to your loyal support!

Merciful Monstrance for the Diocese of Sylhet

Bangladesh - Merciful Monstrance for the Diocese of Sylhet

Archbishop Bejoy D’Cruze joyously accepted the Monstrance on behalf of the Diocese in a special ceremony that took place on June 19th in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Construction for St. John the Baptist Church is still underway

Liberia - Celebrating Mass Mid-Construction

The faith is alive in Liberia! Despite the unfinished church structure, families joyfully gathered to participate in the Mass celebrated by Bishop Andrew Karney.

ETC Testimonies 2021

Mexico - Thank You Letters from ETCs

Our ETC missionaries were given a deserving bonus so they can continue to wholeheartedly pour into their surrounding communities! Read their personal letters of gratitude for your support.

Two monstrances have been distributed to the Diocese of Udipi in southern India

India - Two New Monstrances for Udipi

Thanks to the generosity of the Catholic World Mission family of supporters, two monstrances have been distributed to the Diocese of Udipi in southern India.

Cameroon - St. Mary's thrives because of you

Your support of St. Mary’s School is responsible for a new sports field for the community and upon its completion construction will begin on a new primary school.

monstrance going to the new MSFS mission in Peru

Peru - A New Monstrance for MSFS

Your selfless giving has blessed the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales with a monstrance! Now, they can experience Eucharistic Adoration, encountering the Real Presence.

The children of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic school deserve a safe and structurally sound environment in which to learn, strengthen their faith and overcome the immeasurable and challenging

Nigeria - School Renovation Has Begun

The renovation of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Oyede, Nigeria has begun! Once a  worn-down church structure, it is now being transformed.

MSFS the chapel of Mother of Sorrows has 13 children make their First Communion

Ecuador - Celebrating at their New Chapel

Thirteen individuals recently celebrated their first Holy Communion in the new “Mother of Sorrows” chapel. This chapel has been dedicated to the pastoral work done by the MSFS.

A combined effort of Caritas Archdiocese of Krakow, the Regnum Christi family, and local partners

Poland - Ukraine Emergency Support

It is a true testament of faithfulness to see various organizations joining together to help those most in need. Thank you for your immediate response to the unforeseen crisis.

Thanks to your generosity, St. Mary's School in Uganda now has a reliable structure

Uganda - A new school for deserving students

St. Mary’s new primary school provides students with a safe environment in which to learn. Now all of their attention can be focused on receiving their Catholic education.

The Egyam Children’s Home is on its way to producing sachet water for the community

Ghana – Sachet Water Production Underway!

The Egyam Children’s Home has been able to purchase the necessary equipment and tools to begin its journey of self-sustainability by selling sachet water to the community.

Solidarity supper program provided Families with homemade meals, bags of essential household items

Mexico - Fiesta de San Nicolas 2021

Solidarity Supper created a joyful space with live music, festive decorations, piñata games, and a visit from St. Nicholas in Sacred Heart Parish.

Your selfless generosity gave many young children the opportunity for nourishment

DR Congo - Meal Time at the Ndekesha Orphanage

Thanks to your continued generosity, the children at the Ndekesha Orphanage were served a nutritious meal. Nourishing the future generation of God’s kingdom is essential, and they are thankful for your selfless giving.

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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

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

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.

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DEDICATED FAMILY OF SUPPORTERS

The generous Catholic World Mission family of supporters funds projects financially and through their prayers.

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