Orphanage Support in the Developing World

Parishioners call frequently regarding the possibility to support an orphanage in the developing world, but need to know where they can safely send their money. Many parishes do not have the opportunity of hosting a mission appeal. A service is now being provided to all parishioners in the Archdiocese, to enable them to participate in supporting a cause that is known by this office to be totally legitimate. more

Who’s preaching a mission appeal in Vancouver this summer?

Rev. Thomas Arackal, IMS
Varanasi, India
Formation, education, social services for youth, women, disabled and destitute

The Indian Missionary Society is carrying out its mission and proclamation of the Word of God among women, children, disabled, rag pickers, slum dwellers, Dalits and provides formation, empowerment and rehabilitation for them.  Father Thomas Arackal, IMS, a member of the Congregation, will be preaching and making a mission appeal at all Masses on:

Sister Dr. Margaret Mary Ajiko
Soroti, Uganda
A medical surgeon at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital

Equipment is limited and drugs are never enough. Being a religious sister, Sr. Margaret provides not only medical treatments but give holistic care to the patients. Some parents at their death bed leave their loved ones under Sr. Margaret’s care. She takes care of number of orphans and provides for their education.  Sr. Margaret will be making a mission appeal at all Masses on:

Sister Margaret Muia, LSOSF
Nakuru, Kenya
Mother Kevin Vocational Training School for Girls

The Vocational Training School was established in 2009 to provide formation to a large number of young girls from poor families who have no means of continuing with their secondary education. The School offers courses in tailoring and dressmaking, knitting, hair dressing, home management and faith formation and morals. Sister Margaret and Fr. Paul N. Machira will be making a mission appeal at all Masses on:

Rev. Gerald Sekanga
Mbarara, Uganda
Catechists Training

The Archdiocese of Mbarara covers 2,200 sq km with a population of 2.6 million people of whom 40% are Roman Catholic. Mbarara Archdiocese is appealing for financial help to assist in the training of lay evangelisers and catechists. Because of the low number of clergy many lay catechists are serving as leaders of many communities and these people need to be trained. Fr. Gearld Sekanga will be preaching and making a mission appeal at all Masses:

 


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