The World Mission Services Projects Booklet is made up of 24 short-term global mission projects, each with a connection to the Diocese of Green Bay. These projects foster global awareness and encourage Catholics in their baptismal call to missionary activity, the work of evangelization, and charitable works throughout the world. 100% of contributions go directly to the projects.
The booklet can be used for classrooms, youth groups, communities, or parishes. So if you’re a teacher, catechist, parent, teen, faith sharing group, ministry, or someone who has a heart for serving others, check out these incredible projects and find out how you can become a part of their story! Here are several examples of World Mission Services projects.
Adopt a Llama in Bolivia – Page 20 – The 4K class at Sacred Heart School in Shawano not only were able to purchase three llamas, but also learned about the culture of Bolivia, could point to the country on a map, and came to understand how they could follow Jesus’ teaching to love and help others.
- Adopting a llama is $140 and provides the community with milk, wool, and a means of support.
- The community of St. Paul helps families organize into llama-producing associations to breed and keep the animals.
Water and Sanitation & Girl’s Education and Health Projects in India – Page 11 – Water is the basic need of every human being, and our children do not have access to clean water. Through borewells, overhead tanks, and latrines, the schools and orphanages can provide a safe atmosphere for the children to not get sick and have a healthy future.
- “With the financial assistance from the Green Bay Diocese, we dug a 550 ft. borewell and laid pipelines. The girls had been fetching water every day from the open rainwater tank for drinking water, but the new borewell has put an end to this decade-long practice.” – Fr. S. Sebastian, parish priest, Thiruvarangam village, India
- Donations in any denomination support current efforts to provide sanitation facilities and clean drinking water.
Agricultural and Educational Projects In Haiti – Page 5 – Work continues to support the economy of Vallejuelo through irrigation/agriculture techniques, tree planting and reforestation, gardens, and the export of vegetables. Local farmers learn basic skills such as what to plant, how to start plants, how to build and install irrigation systems, crop rotation, and harvesting/drying skills.
- Seeds are distributed through community centers for farmers to plant. Trays for 25 seedlings are $25, and the cost of 5,000 chili seed packages is $200.
- Community centers (30 x 46 ft.) provide a space for meetings, health clinics, and teaching adult literacy. Ten cement blocks cost $10 and benches can be purchased for $50. Roofing materials cost $1,000.
World Mission Services projects provide students, teachers, families, and faith communities with a greater awareness of the needs of our world. Please take a look at the booklet and join us in our efforts to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
Donation and Recognition Cards – Want to make a donation in honor of a special occasion or a loved one? Use one of our free donation cards to convey your message and share how your gift is changing lives around the world. These can be used as gifts for the causes people care about, those who are hard to buy for, and as expressions of sympathy. You could even make your own!
Gift Card – Matthew 25
Gift Card – Pope Francis Quote
Gift Card – Sympathy Cross
Gift Card – Sympathy Psalm 23
For more information, contact the World Missions Office at 920-272-8192, or email [email protected].