Mission and Charities
Click here to read the “Thank You” letter from Father Chris from the Columban Fathers.
Per Father Chris, “Also with humble gratitude I have processed your two check for a donation of $22,000 and for $8,000 in mass stipends, in our mission office. The challenge of COVID and shut-downs has made raising money difficult, so I want you and all your members to know that I really appreciate the hundreds of hours of effort that went into making this help to the missions possible.”
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO OUR NATIONAL CHARITIES AND TO YOUR LOCAL CHARITIES
The LAOH has maintained a strong relationship with the Columban Fathers and Columban Sisters. The Columban Fathers have been the primary charity of the LAOH since 1935, and the LAOH added the Columban Sisters in 2006. The websites for the Columban Fathers and Columban Sisters are linked below. The donations collected help those that answered the call to mission and help facilitate their work across the world. It has been amazing to see the generosity throughout the years. I can only imagine what the future will bring.
NOTE: THERE IS NO YEAR-END REPORT FOR MISSION AND CHARITIES
FORMS TO BE USED WHEN MAKING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE NATIONAL CHARITIES
When donating to one of our National Charities, complete the Office of Missions and Charities Report Form and send it with your donation check payable to LAOH Inc. to the LAOH National Missions and Charities Officer. You must complete the form and indicate how you want your donation to be allocated (for Columban Fathers, Columban Sisters, Mass Card/Enrollment Stipends, Appeals for Aid). NOTE: EFFECTIVE 1/1/2017, THE MINIMUM DONATION FOR A MASS CARD IS $10. When contributions come from the Division level, the paper trail goes to the County Level (if applicable) and then to the State Level. The receiving level should maintain a copy of the National Missions and Charities Report Form so that you have records of your contribution by date and amount. For your Division, County, and State to be credited for the donations made to the National Charities, your monies must be received by the National Missions and Charities Officer, NOT directly to the charity. The Columban Fathers’ forms – LAOH Mass Form (pink), LAOH Healing Prayer Form (white), or LAOH Enrollment form (green) only are sent to the Columban Fathers as stated on the form. All National Charities are 501(c)3 entities.
The Missionary Society of St. Columban (also known as the Columban Fathers) was established in Ireland in 1918 by Fr. Edward Galvin. Today, the Society includes priests, sisters, lay missionaries, staff, and volunteers from around the world. The Columban Fathers work in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Britain, Ireland, China, Chile, Hong Kong, Fiji, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Taiwan, Rome, Mexico, and the United States. These missionaries continue to direct their focus on matters of justice, peace, environment, world international debt, and authentic enculturation of the gospel to world culture and religion.
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The Missionary Sisters of St. Columban (also known as the Columban Sisters) were founded in Ireland in 1924 by Fr. John Blowick and Mother Mary Patrick. The Columban Sisters are a part of the Missionary Society of St. Columban but have a separate organizational structure from the Columban Fathers. Presently the Columban Sisters serve Chile, China/Hong Kong, England, Ireland, Korea, Myanmar (Burma), Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Scotland, and the United States. The Columban Sisters’ work in the United States began on Christmas Eve, 1930, when the first Sisters from Ireland arrived in Silver Creek, New York. In the United States, the Sisters’ ministry is in California (Alhambra), Massachusetts (Boston, Brighton, West Roxbury), and New York (Silver Creek). These missionaries continue to provide services such as; pastoral outreach, education, medical, faith formation, spirituality, and social service.
Photos & Videos
Columban Missons Webinar- February 2022
Reach the Mission & Charities Officer
Misson & Charities Introduction Letter