Archives for Propagation of the Faith

Mother of Perpetual Help Centre

Mother of Perpetual Help Center, in Nong Bua Lamphu, Thailand, first opened in 1997 and became a Centre for persons with aids to come for counselling.  It later developed an orphanage of children born with HIV/AIDS and whose parents have died. Closest family members have to give them up due to poverty. As the orphans grow into young teenagers a new house has to be built. Ban Mae Marie (the House of Mary) now houses teenagers . Mother of Perpetual Help Center also helps many young poor children who live in the vicinity. The Divine Word Missionaries believe that education

Alotau-Sidea, Papua New Guinea

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Alotau-Sideia is located in the Eastern cone of the island of New Guinea on the shore of Milne Bay. Bishop Rolando Santos CM, the 4th Bishop of the Diocese resides in the city of Alotau, the capital of Milne Bay Province. In 1946 it was erected an Apostolic Prefecture and ten years later elevated to Apostolic Vicariate. It became a diocese in 1966. Diocese itself is spanned on the 20,000 km2 territory with population of 286,329 of which 17% are Catholics (48,675) There are 18 parishes with 29 priests majority are religious missionaries. There are

Auki, Solomon Islands

Serving the Lord with Gladness in the Solomon Islands MissioNZ regularly assists the Diocese helping support the catechists and the seminarians of the Diocese. My name is Nancy Yurek. My brother Bishop Chris Cardone, O.P. has been an American missionary in the Solomon Islands for nearly 25 years. His motto “Serve the Lord with Gladness,” exemplifies how he shepherds his flock to lead faith-filled lives. The Solomon Islands is a poor country. It has a subsistence economy. Infant and maternal mortality rates are high due to illness, malaria and rudimentary health care. Educational resources are limited. Only about half of