The Season of Giving

How Maryknoll is Making a Difference

When children and families are in crisis—whether from sickness, hunger, civil war, or abuse—the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers respond with missions of hope.

Against a backdrop of despair, Maryknoll missioners bring hope.

Your Support Makes A Difference

Here’s how Maryknoll missioners are helping:

Civil war and severe drought are causing untold suffering in South Sudan. At Isohe’s St. Teresa Parish, Father John Barth, M.M. brings in emergency food and medical supplies as well as fuel. To keep kids in school, he covers their school fees. Then to care for Isohe’s refugees in Uganda, he travels each week to Palabek Settlement Camp to witness the compassion of Our Lord all over again.

In Taiwan, the missioner with a dozen hats, Father Joyalito Tajonera, M.M. runs a vocational training program for migrant workers. Classes include computer skills and repair, hospitality management, and massage therapy. Father Joyalito also advocates for migrant workers who are abused or exploited, and he provides housing for those in need. As their pastor, Father Joyalito welcomes everyone into parish life through Mass and the sacraments.

In the poorest areas of Cochabamba, Bolivia, Father Paul Sykora, M.M runs three after-school programs for almost 200 kids who are struggling with their studies because they don’t know Spanish well. They are children of migrants from rural areas where Spanish is not spoken. Father Paul makes sure the kids build up their proficiency so they can be the best students possible—and even interpret for their hard-working parents.

Our formation programs are developing frontline mission leaders and deacons in the U.S. who want to build bridges with the poor of the developing world. Our short-term immersion trips are giving the faithful a chance to go to mission and serve the Gospel. And our resources for teachers are bringing mission into the classroom.

Help us witness the compassion of Our Lord by example so the Catholic Church will always be a beacon of hope for the poor and oppressed.

Devotees lighting candles (Bolivia)

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 15:13

THE BEATITUDES (Matthew 5:3-12)

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn,
for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the land.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the clean of heart,
for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you
and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me.

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.
Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

You can make sure that tomorrow is filled with promise for the world’s poorest.

Join US and with your gift to Maryknoll, we can be witnesses to Christ’s love and our commitment as Catholics to social and economic justice, especially in the developing world.