Bishops encourage the faithful to remember ACC Mission Society in year-end giving
Dec 26, 2014
Earlier this month, the Provincial Office authorized an end of year fund drive for the Missionary Society of St. Paul. The Society, which is currently working in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and South America, uses income from donations to support orphanages, schools, water projects, clinics, and other areas of Christian ministry.
In making this appeal, Archbishop Haverland writes:
In late August I saw the fruit of the MSSP's labors in a very small, very important, and very compelling way. I held a baby who had recently been abandoned at the gates of our parish orphaniage in the village of Tapio, Haiti. That little girl was immediately adopted by the other children--themselves orphans--and will receive the love, shelter, food, medical care, and education that in a better world, all children would enjoy.
In addition to its own direct works, the MSSP cooperates with similar ACC appeals in Canada and Australia, and with other religious and humanitarian organizations. Thanks to funds from the MSSP
- In eastern Congo, Bishop Steven Ayule-Milenge is building schools, helping former child soldiers move into normal life, and providing victims of war and sexual violence with the skills to support themselves and to overcome poverty and trauma.
- In Haiti, Father Jean Bien-Aime has worked for two decades to transform the village of Tapio by building a large school, providing a medical clinic, running an orphanage, installing a water system for the whole community, and building Ste. Therese's Church.
- In strife torn South Sudan, Bishop Wilson Garang has drilled wells, distributed famine relief and medicines, evangelized the Dinka people, and is now constructing his cathedral in Aweil.
- In Colombia, Bishop German Orrego's clergy support old age homes, orphanages, school feeding and mentoring programs, and other works of mercy.
- In Pakistan, Father Mushtaq Andrew is building schools, churches, and humanitarian ministries in an environment that is often very dangerous for Christians.
Wherever a site may be, the MSSP encourages projects that are self-sustaining or that involve the aquisition of land or buildings as a one-time expense, which will provide the tools local folk need to empower and sustain their ministries.
To donate, please send a check (made out to MSSP) to
The Provincial Office, ACC
PO Box 5223
or click here to use a credit card via a secure server. All donations are tax deductible in the United States.