fbpx
St. Mary’s Altar Server Association Support

St. Mary’s Altar Server Association Support

St. Mary’s Altar Server Association Support

Region:

Hong Kong, Asia

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Daniel Kim, M.M.

The Altar Server Association at St. Mary’s parish in Hong Kong consists of 15-20 members raging from high school to college. The two major annual events for this group are summer camp and winter retreat. Through your generosity, altar servers will be able to attend recreational events that their families are unable to afford.

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”
– 1 Corinthians 3:16

Maryknoll Short Term Volunteer and Vocation Program

Maryknoll Short Term Volunteer and Vocation Program

Maryknoll Short Term Volunteer and Vocation Program

Region:

Taiwan, Asia

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Joyalito Tajonera, M.M.

Fr. Joyalito’ project with Maryknoll short-term volunteers will help young Americans have a first-hand experience in the mission of Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. The Vocation exposure and discernment program will help vocation prospects in their decision to enter Maryknoll, and the Care of Creation education and advocacy will support Maryknoll and church’s mission on ecology. With your help, Fr. Joy will be able to support the Maryknoll Short Term Volunteer program, the Vocation Discernment and Pastoral Exposure program, and the mission of Maryknoll in Care of Creation.

“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the Lord—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.”
– Jeremiah 29:11

Vocation, Care of Creation, Social Justice Program

Vocation, Care of Creation, Social Justice Program

Vocation, Care of Creation, Social Justice Program

Region:

Taiwan

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Joyalito Tajonera

Care of Creation – to support and implement Maryknoll’s mission education outreach to care, protect, educate, advocate for the Care of Creation. With the rising awareness of Corporate Social Responsibility, many international corporations have published supplier policy standards, CSR reports, vulnerable worker policies, as well as declarations against modern slavery. While these policies aim to protect the rights of migrant workers and the communities, sometimes supplier factories hide these abuses and violations. The goal of this project is to eradicate human rights and environmental abuses in global supply chains and have a sustainable world that is equitable for all workers and communities by connecting migrant workers voices to those with the power to make change.

“For in him were created all things in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things were created through him and for him” Colossians 1:16

Assistance to Displaced People (DCA)

Assistance to Displaced People (DCA)

Assistance to Displaced People (DCA)

Region:

Thailand

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. John Barth

Fr. John Barth is working with farmers to teach new agricultural techniques through a planned training program so the migrants become less and less dependent on food relief sent from Thailand. Since the February 2021 military coup in Myanmar, a humanitarian crisis has occurred for hundreds of thousands of Myanmar people driven from their homes merely for protesting the military take-over. Homes, schools and churches have been bombed with over 2,100 people killed by the military.

Most of these Internally Displaced People (IDPs) have found safety far from home with friends and relatives, living in great poverty in isolated areas and forests for safety. Their needs are many, starting with rice and medicine. At the invitation of the Bishop Francis Vira Arpondratana, Bishop of the Diocese of Chiang Mai, Thailand, Maryknoll has agreed to work with the Caritas office of Thailand in their efforts to send much needed emergency aid to sister dioceses across the border in Myanmar.

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me”   Matthew 25:35

Japan Migrant Ministries Office

Japan Migrant Ministries Office

Japan Migrant Ministries Office

Region:

Asia

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Lo Xuan Dam, M.M.

With so many migrant workers migrating to Japan, Father Lo Xuan Dam’s project provides pastoral care for as many as possible migrant workers who are increasing steadily in Japan. With his Vietnamese background, Father will work not only Vietnamese but also Philippinos and Burmeses. Because the migrants are spread all over the country, Father will travel expansively, and also plans to train others to offer assistance through workshops and seminars.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement” 2 Corinthians 1:3”

Virtual Outreach through Website and Podcast

Virtual Outreach through Website and Podcast

Virtual Outreach through Website and Podcast

Region:

Asia

Country:

Hong Kong

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Daniel Kim, M.M.

Daily Gospel Reflection podcast, done in conjunction with the Digital Marketing Unit at Maryknoll, NY. In order to facilitate advertising of personal and Maryknoll programs with the faithful, a website containing weekly websites will be used. The funds requested here are specifically for the upkeep and maintenance of this website. Success will be based on the number of visitors and subscribers to this virtual event.

Daily Gospel Reflection podcast with Fr. Daniel Kim, M.M. done in conjunction with the Digital Marketing Unit at Maryknoll, NY.

“The call of each [missioner] is unique, but their journeys have a common thread. They all felt God inviting them to move out of self to something more, to leave their homes to proclaim the Gospel to people who may never hear it if not for them….The challenge for each of us is to listen for the voice of God constantly saying, ‘Go, prophesy to my people.’

– Fr. Ed Dougherty, M.M., Maryknoll Magazine, October 2009

Relief and Education for Burmese Refugees at Wat Prok Mon Temple

Relief and Education for Burmese Refugees at Wat Prok Mon Temple

Relief and Education for Burmese Refugees at Wat Prok Mon Temple

Region:

Asia

Country:

Thailand

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. John Barth, M.M.

For more than two decades, Wat Prok School, established by Maryknoll two decades ago, has provided education, skill training as well as clothing, food and medical assistance to 34 and 52 Mon Migrant boys, ranging from six to seventeen years old, living at small Mon Buddhist monastery in Bangkok. The number of students varies primarily due to new students.

The boys parents are migrant workers mostly working in the fish process plant outside of Bangkok or on the fishing boats. The Maryknoll Thailand team members work with the Informal Education Department of the Thai Government to provide basic education to the boys, including Mon, Thai and English language training, some basic grammar school classes and sponsors skill training for the older boys.

Initial emphasis is on teaching the boys the Thai language, which makes them eligible for special temporary ID cards until age 17. The younger is then recognized as having a right to be in the country. It also provides protection against the boys being trafficked, given the extent of the problem of trafficking in Southeast Asia.

 

Assistance to Refugees and Migrants

Assistance to Refugees and Migrants

Assistance to Refugees and Migrants

Region:

Asia

Country:

Thailand

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. John Barth, M.M.

Fr. John Barth, M.M.’s project mainly focuses on Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Prisoners and Victims of Human Trafficking. We work as a team and in collaboration with Caritas-Thailand, Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS), Catholic Office for Emergency Relief and Refugees (COERR) and five Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Bangkok, as well as close cooperation with the Thai people in our effort to assist these various groups of people in need.

Many people continue to flee their homes, villages and nations for a variety of reasons, mainly Religious and Political persecution. In the city of Bangkok alone, it is estimated that we have over 6,000 illegal Refugees and Asylums Seekers. The people we reach out to are people running from the violence in their homelands and they come from the various countries of Asia and Africa.

Poor living conditions and violence in their homelands have resulted in an increase in refugees into Thailand from Sri Lanka, Pakistan and other countries in the Middle East. Fr. Barth and others take care of their physical needs by providing food, clothing, shelter, medical care and education to refugee families as well as the poor Hill Tribes people in North of Thailand.

These poor people speak little Thai and need medical care, food at times, transportation for their children to and from school. We do our best to protect, feed and help, as we continue to be inspired by Pope Francis, who asks all of us to continue to reach out to the Stranger, the Refugee and the Poor.

Maryknoll Vocational Training and Livelihood Program in Taichung Diocese

Maryknoll Vocational Training and Livelihood Program in Taichung Diocese

Maryknoll Vocational Training and Livelihood Program in Taichung Diocese

Region:

Asia

Country:

Taiwan

Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Joyalito F. Tajonera, M.M.

With your help, Father Joyalito Tajonera, M.M. can expand the Maryknoll Vocational Training and Livelihood Program in Taichung Diocese where he provides vocational training assistance to foreign migrant workers and the new immigrants in the Diocese of Taichung and neighboring dioceses.

Programs such as computer skills training, repairs and assembly, food processing, dressmaking, basic baking, hotel and restaurant management training, are just a few of the programs aimed at helping foreign migrant workers and the new immigrants improve or learn new skills for better employment and better opportunities for their family and future.

ABOUT MARYKNOLL

We are a Catholic Society of priests and brothers based in the United States. We are dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries. Additionally, we animate Catholics in the United States to follow their own baptismal call to share God’s compassion and love with the poor, the sick, and all those in need.

OUR GENERAL COUNCIL

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly, Fr. Juan Montes Zúñiga)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Rev. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M.

OUR FOUNDERS

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)

PLACES WE SERVE

EVANGELIZATION, PARISHES, AND PROJECTS

USA

STORIES OF MISSION

(Africa) Education and Formation of African Clergy

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Africa Region will provide tuition assistance to African clergy, male and female religious at institutes of higher education or specialized training. Read More

Stories of Our Global Mission

The calling of a lifetime

The life of a Maryknoll missioner is challenging, fulfilling, and deeply rewarding. Follow your baptismal call to mission by sharing God’s compassion with the poor, the sick, and people most in need.

Contact Us

Please feel free to get in touch with us by submitting the form below.

"*" indicates required fields

Name*