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2017 World Mission Appeal Kit

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The 2017 Catholic Mission World Mission Appeal focuses on Sister Mary Hoaian and the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Nha Trang, Vietnam who work tirelessly to provide critical community resources, such as clean drinking water, for the forgotten farming families located in the coastal mountain regions. These isolated families struggle to survive on less than $2 per day.

Thanks to the help of Catholic Mission, the Sisters are seeking to install a new clean drinking water filtration system at the rear of their kindergarten. Sister Mary and the children who are orphaned and disadvantaged who attend the daily lunch program, have all been praying to receive this new service, as they know that it will greatly improve their daily health and general wellbeing. “If we could just get a new water filtration service, this will allow us to meet the foundational need of this isolated community. It will also enable us to dramatically impact the health outcomes of the children and the families here within our care,” says Sister Mary.

With your support of Catholic Mission, you can help provide these isolated families with a new clean filtered water system, and much needed education and medical services to ensure they can have a future filled with hope.

Please note: to view the resources, click on the title in the headings below. Some of the files are large in size and may take a while to view/download.

 +  Parish Resources - Parish Resources

WMM-2017-Resources-Parish-KitThe parish resources have been created to help your parish conduct a successful Catholic Mission World Mission Appeal, and include the following:

  • Parish Kit – includes opening and closing prayers, parish bulletin notices, speakers’ notes and ideas, and homily notes.
  • Poster – to be put up in your church prior to the appeal weekend.
  • Appeal Envelope – to be placed in the pews on the appeal weekend.
  • Summary Form – easy-to-use form to reconcile donations.

Click here to download the Parish Resources.

 + Poster - Poster

WMM-2017-Resources-PosterThe parish poster features Sister Mary Hoaian and children from the isolated village of Xuan Son in Vietnam. Sister Mary is seeking to install a new clean filtered water system, and provide much needed education and medical services to the forgotten farming families living in the isolated mountain regions, to ensure they can have a future filled with hope.

Click here to download the appeal poster PDF.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 + Appeal Envelope - Appeal Envelope

WMM-2017-Resources-Appeal-EnvelopeDuring the 2017 Catholic Mission World Mission Appeal, parishioners are invited to support the work of Sister Mary Hoaian and the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Sadly, throughout the country, poorer children under the age of five are twice as likely to die before their fifth birthday, when compared with children in Australia; and a third of all children born in the coastal mountain regions needlessly suffer from stunted growth due to the impacts of malnutrition, polluted water and a lack of accessible health services. With the help of Catholic Mission, Sister Mary Hoaian is seeking to provide a new clean water filtration system, medical services and education to the isolated families living in Xuan Son.

Parishioners are given the opportunity to support the work of Catholic Mission with a single gift or on a monthly basis. Parishioners can obtain a tax deductible receipt for gifts given to our community development programs, while gifts to our faith programs are non-tax-deductible.

Personal details are required for all credit card, direct debit, tax-deductible and monthly donations. In addition, all parishioners are encouraged to include their personal details, so they can be personally thanked for their generous support.

Please ensure that enough appeal envelopes for every expected parishioner are placed along every pew in your parish church, along with the same number of pencils, prior to each mass on the appeal weekend. Make sure to restock envelopes after each mass as this helps drive a successful appeal.

Click here to download the appeal envelope PDF.

 + Parish Bulletins - Parish Bulletins

WMM-2017-Resources-BulletinsBulletin notices have been created to help your parish promote this year’s Catholic Mission World Mission Appeal. Parish bulletins are an effective method to inform parishioners about the upcoming appeal, and a nice way to thank them for their generosity and support following the appeal weekend.

Click here to download the parish bulletins PDF.

 + Summary Form - Summary Form

WMM-2017-Resources-Summary-FormThe Summary Form makes it easy for your parish to reconcile the money raised through your Catholic Mission World Mission Appeal. By filling in the summary sheet using the three simple steps below, you can ensure that parishioners receive the acknowledgement and receipts they need.

  • Collect donations and reconcile by completing the Summary Form.
  • Bank cash donations and write a cheque to ‘Catholic Mission’ for total cash donations (this is very important as Catholic Mission is not able to collect cash).
  • Post the completed paperwork and appeal envelopes (including Summary Form, completed appeal envelopes, individual cheques and parish cheque for cash donations, and a copy of the deposit slip) to the postal address of your diocesan director.

Click here to download the summary form PDF.

 

2017 World Mission Month

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There are over 12 million forgotten farming families in Vietnam, living in the coastal mountain regions, who desperately require access to clean drinking water and nutritious food as they struggle to survive on less than $2 per day. Together, we can provide them with essential community health, education and spiritual growth resources to ensure they can have a future filled with hope.

Despite decades of struggling with limited religious freedoms, Sister Mary Hoaian and the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Nha Trang, Vietnam work tirelessly to provide critical community resources such as clean drinking water for the forgotten farming families located in the coastal mountain regions.

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NON-TAX-DEDUCTIBLE
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$75 enables one Sister to travel to an isolated village to provide essential medicines and spiritual support to help the forgotten farming families of Vietnam.
Click here to donate now.

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Your own contribution towards building a local chapel where the isolated villagers of Vietnam can come and receive spiritual development, care and guidance. The total cost for building a chapel in Vietnam is $28,871.
Click here to donate now.

TAX-DEDUCTIBLE
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$450 covers the cost of nutritious food and clean drinking water for one month for 20 orphans and disadvantaged children in the isolated village of Xuan Son.
Click here to donate now

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Your own contribution toward the installation of a new water filtration system, switch will ensure impoverished families in Vietnam can access clean drinking water. The total cost for this new water system is$14, 628.
Click here to donate now.

Additional Content

Parish Kit
Access the 2017 World Mission
Appeal Kit, click here.

2016 World Mission Month

Additional Content
World Mission Month 2016 Parish Resources

If you are looking for the World Mission Appeal Kit, please click here.

The World Mission Appeal Kit includes:

  • Parish Resource
  • Appeal Poster
  • Appeal Envelopes
  • Parish Bulletins
  • Summary Forms
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Please help the people of Papua New Guinea to
build a future free from domestic violence now!

Domestic violence is, sadly, not uncommon around the world. In recent years, Australia has raised awareness of domestic violence through significant campaigns. Unfortunately, progress can take a lot longer in developing countries, such as Papua New Guinea. In isolated and disadvantaged rural areas of Papua New Guinea that lack support networks, the effects of family violence are particularly devastating.

Thankfully, the Catholic Church is working closely with local people to reverse the dangerous trend of domestic violence that has troubled Papua New Guinea for decades. Two people from Papua New Guinea who have managed to escape domestic violence are Steven and Jacinta*. Click here to read more about their stories.

Non-tax $50

$50 provides nutritional meals to 40 children attending preschool for one week.

Donate now.

Non-tax $595

$595 covers the transport expenses to travel to one remote area to run advocacy training sessions for one week.

Donate now.

Tax $300

$300 covers the costs of educational materials for 30 people participating in training courses on sexual and gender-based violence for two weeks.

Donate now.

Tax $1,392

$1,392 covers the costs of running four two-week vocational skills training courses.

 

Donate now.

World Mission Appeal

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Please help the people of Papua New Guinea to
build a future free from domestic violence now!

Domestic violence is, sadly, not uncommon around the world. In recent years, Australia has raised awareness of domestic violence through significant campaigns. Unfortunately, progress can take a lot longer in developing countries, such as Papua New Guinea. In isolated and disadvantaged rural areas of Papua New Guinea that lack support networks, the effects of family violence are particularly devastating.

Thankfully, the Catholic Church is working closely with local people to reverse the dangerous trend of domestic violence that has troubled Papua New Guinea for decades. Two people from Papua New Guinea who have managed to escape domestic violence are Steven and Jacinta*. Click here to read more about their stories.

Non-tax $50

$50 provides nutritional meals to 40 children attending preschool for one week.


Donate now.

Non-tax $595

$595 covers the transport expenses by dinghy, including fuel and cost of the driver.


Donate now.

Tax $300

$300 covers the costs of educational material, such as booklets, brochures and handouts.


Donate now.

Tax $1,392

$1,392 covers the costs of running four different two-week vocational skills training courses.

Donate now.

World Mission Month

Church Appeals

Vietnam

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This year, Catholic Mission’s World Mission Appeal is inspired by Pope Francis’ World Mission Message, which reminds us all that… mission is at the heart of our faith.

In this appeal, we invite you to reach out through financial gifts and prayers to support the work of Sister Mary Hoaian and the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart, located in Nha Trang, Vietnam. The Sisters work tirelessly to combat malnutrition, as well as providing clean drinking water and accessible health and education services for the forgotten farming families in the nation’s remote coastal communities.

Click here to access the 2017 World Mission Month poster.

Click here to access the World Mission Month Appeal Kit.

Uganda

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This year Catholic Mission's Church Appeal focuses on supporting women and children’s health by helping missionaries like Sister Mary reach out and give life in Uganda and all around the world.

This appeal invites parishioners to reach out through their financial gifts and prayers to support inspirational missionaries like Sister Mary Goretti, from the local Ugandan order, the Daughters of Mary. For the past two years, Sister Mary has been running St Luke Bujuni Health Centre, which provides care to expectant mothers and their newborn babies.

Click here for more information about the 2017 Church Appeal, and to make a donation.

Click here to access the 2017 Church Appeal Kit.

School Appeal

WMM-Schools-Tile The 2017 schools appeal with the theme, 'I have come so that they may have life and have it to the FULL', is available at catholicmission.org.au/wmm2017.

Click here to access the 2017 World Mission Month School poster for primary students.

Click here to access the 2017 World Mission Month School poster for secondary students.

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