Catholic Mission is the official mission aid agency of the Catholic Church providing practical, spiritual and emotional support to communities in 160 developing countries worldwide - encouraging all people to be active participants, not passive recipients, of assistance.
Catholic Mission has two complementary tasks:
To inform and educate the people of Australia about Mission in the world today; and
To encourage individuals, parishes, schools and community groups to share their time, talents, money and prayer with desperately poor communities overseas and remote country dioceses of Australia.
HOW IS CATHOLIC MISSION ACTIVELY INVOLVED?:-
Offering spiritual, healing and practical assistance to communities with the greatest need by:
Building schools, chapels, churches and community centres
Providing education, pastoral care and emergency relief
Training and supporting lay catechists
Providing hygiene, health, nutrition and literacy programmes, medicines, clinics and hospitals
Assisting those threatened by chronic shortages of food, healthcare, religious and general education, which help to:
Nurture the dignity and self-respect of children in their local communities
Provide long term protection against future crises
Support thousands of children in kindergartens, schools, orphanages, refuges, homes for the developmentally disabled, health and nutrition programmes in 160 countries
Seminaries and novitiates:
Support the education, formation and physical well-being of young women and men entering the priesthood or religious life and the training of catechist leaders in developing countries.
These everyday needs are addressed with sensitiivity and care which allows and encourages the people to maintain their dignity and self-esteem. Each local community invites our assistance for their particular needs. This commitment and dedication to the poor is a living witness, making Jesus present and known to the world.