Who Are We?
Catholic World Mission works to spread the message of the Church and rebuild communities worldwide. We are the hands, feet, and eyes of Christ to impoverished children and families. We are passionate about our work for the physically, spiritually, and intellectually poor. We support the work of priests, religious, missionaries, and lay people working to make a difference in the lives of others, materially and spiritually. We take seriously Jesus’ admonition that “whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me” (Mt 25:40), and we stand in the gap between the poor of the world and our generous donors, making a way for Jesus to be better known to the poorest of the poor and to the benefactors who give so selflessly where the need is greatest.
Catholic World Mission is an organization that was founded in 1998 by a Legionary priest, a member of the Regnum Christi movement. Regnum Christi is an apostolic movement within the Catholic Church comprised of Legionary and diocesan priests, seminarians, consecrated men and women, and Catholic lay people throughout the world who serve the poor and the evangelizing mission of the Church.
What Do We, As Catholic Missionaries, Do?
At Catholic World Mission we believe in alleviating suffering, illuminating the mind, and igniting the Spirit. We accomplish our goal through four pillars of work:
- Dignified Living: Every day, millions of our brothers and sisters in Christ suffer from severe poverty. The services we offer through our Dignified Living pillar provide physical restoration through food-based services, safe structures and medical support, while also proclaiming the Gospel to those who might be hearing it for the first time.
- Education: While we often take our access to quality education for granted, many children around the world are unable to apply their God-given abilities to help their communities. Through the Mano Amiga school system and other educational services, hope is given to children and families in poverty, giving many an opportunity to end the cycle of poverty.
- Evangelization: Everyone deserves the life-changing chance to know Jesus as their savior. We are proud to share the Gospel of Christ through a range of evangelistic services via our Evangelization pillar. Our Christ-centered programs offer spiritual hope and healing to both Americans and people in countries around the world.
- Disaster Relief
We alleviate suffering by providing material support through our Dignified Living and Disaster Relief pillars, illuminate the mind by providing opportunities for affordable Catholic education and social justice for the poorest children through our Education pillar, and ignite the Spirit to new heights by providing the sacramental, healing, and life-giving power of Jesus Christ and His Church through our Evangelization pillar.
The projects we sponsor go beyond basic charity work — we use each dollar we receive to help poor communities grow in long-term self-sufficiency. When you give to a Catholic global missions organization like Catholic World Mission, you aren’t just giving your money away. Your dollars support ongoing physical and spiritual healing that will last for generations to come.