HOW YOUR SUPPORT MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN 2016
This year, our supporters will make it possible for Catholic Missions In Canada to allocate the following grants to missionaries serving across Canada.
SUPPORT OF MISSIONARIES: $2,035,037 (55%)
Priests, religious sisters and brothers and lay missionaries live and work in poor mission communities across Canada. Your support puts food on their table, heat in their homes, and fuel in their trucks.
BUILDING AND REPAIR OF CHURCHES: $678,700 (19%)
Many of our Canadian mission churches and rectories are older buildings, beset for much of the year by inclement weather and frigid temperatures. They are in dire need of replacement, repair and maintenance. Your support helps ensure the safety and dignity of these sacred structures.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND ADULTS: $343,242 (9%)
Children, youth and adults in remote mission territories can prepare for the sacraments and grow in their faith through religious education programs.
FORMATION OF LAY LEADERS: $284,103 (8%)
Lay youth and adults are trained as pastoral leaders to lead their community of faith in the absence of a priest.
EDUCATION OF SEMINARIANS: $345,500 (9%)
The number of priests across Canada is dwindling. Funding the education of 35 seminarians from 12 mission dioceses in 2016 will help ensure that the blessings of our faith are extended to future generation of Canadians.
Total Funds needed for 2016: $3,686,582* (100%)
More than 60 per cent of our annual funding goes toward the support of missionaries ministering in First Nations missions across Canada. Our mission communities are home to over 600,000 Canadian Catholics living in 24 mission dioceses.
*This total does not include the funding of supplementary grant requests received throughout the year for emergency missionary needs.