Conquering Poverty with the Richness of our Catholic Faith!

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Conquering Poverty with the Richness of our Catholic Faith!

Our President & New Sponsorship Program

In 1970 Pope Paul VI entrusted the Legionaries of Christ with the pastoral care of the newly created missionary territory or “prelature” of Chetumal (now Cancún-Chetumal in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico).  Since 2004 Bishop Pedro Pablo Elizondo, L.C. has been the Prelate of Cancún-Chetumal and also the President of Catholic World Mission. Catholic World Mission exists to bring education and the message of Christ to our poorest brothers and sisters throughout the world. We strive for the long-term transformation of poverty: we alleviate immediate physical suffering and also help the poor to provide for themselves in this life and grow in holiness to reap their eternal reward in heaven!

Bishop Pedro Pablo was among the first generations to study at our then recently-opened novitiate in Connecticut, when it was still in Woodmont in the late 60’s. Years later, after ordination he served as instructor of Novices in Cheshire, CT. In 2004 he was ordained a bishop in Rome by the late John Paul II. In 2005 he opened a junior seminary in his prelature, and it continues to grow today. In response to Pope Benedict XVI’s first encyclical, Deus Caritas Est (God is Love), Catholic World Mission, under Bishop Pedro Pablo’s direction, launched its first child sponsorship program. Countless children live and suffer without hope in impoverished communities throughout the world, and now you have the unique opportunity to touch some of those lives, transform them for the better, bringing hope and God’s love to them.

Mano Amiga “Helping Hand” Schools

28 Mano Amiga schools currently serve 16,750 students, 7 additional schools are slated to open by 2008. By 2015 Catholic World Mission’s goal is to be serving 50,000 students!

We currently have sponsors for 5772 students. Over 10000 students are still in need of your help.

Sponsor a Child Today: Help a needy child enroll in a Helping Hand School for a year or more…

Funding and Scholarship Opportunities:

  • Full annual scholarship $650 per student ($65.00 for 10 months)
  • Half annual scholarship $350 per student ($35.00 for 10 months)

Each Full Annual Sponsor will receive:

  • Introductory Information Package (includes child’s name, birth date, grade & short profile)
  • Your Sponsored Child’s Progress Report (each January)
  • Your Sponsored Child’s Report Card (each June)

Our sponsorship program works in conjunction with  Mano Amiga “Helping Hand” Schools to support students in 28 elementary and high schools throughout seven Latin American countries (Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, El Salvador, Argentina, and Colombia). As a sponsor, you are matched with a specific child, age 4-17, who is in need of a scholarship in order to attend school. Each child pays a part of his tuition based on what the family can afford. The amazing statistic is that over 93% of Mano Amiga graduates go on to technical school, and in some cases even University.

Helping Hands Schools:

  • Provide Pre-K through High school education, making college studies possible for all their students
  • Offer Catholic education and faith activities for the whole family
  • Teach Christian virtues and character development, strengthening family bonds
  • Provide instruction in trades and organizational skills to older students and younger parents

Please contact: Amber DeMartino at 800-961-8153
amber.demartino@catholicworldmission.org



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Published by: magdalene
Date: 2009-01-01 10:00:00
how do I get a sponsorship for a student in KENYA Africa

Published by: magdalene
Date: 2009-01-01 10:00:00
how do I get a sponsorship for a student in KENYA Africa

Published by: magdalene
Date: 2009-01-01 10:00:00
how do I get a sponsorship for a student in KENYA Africa

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