in mission worldwide
The Society for the Propagation of the Faith aims to continue the mission of Jesus in the world.
It assists each and every one of the Catholic Church’s 1100 mission dioceses throughout the world to provide pastoral care and preach the Gospel effectively by building churches, training Church leaders and supporting the local communities.
The society works with local Churches to provide an ordinary subsidy for the day to day running of the diocese and to offer spiritual healing and practical assistance to the communities with the greatest needs.
It supports the young Church by responding to requests to help build chapels and churches, pastoral centres, clinics and hospitals and to provide medications, pastoral care and emergency relief.
Funding and support
The Society for the Propagation of the Faith's funds come from the Mission Sunday collections in parishes throughout Scotland and from donors. Here are a selection of some of projects that you have supported in recent years.
Support for victims
of the Easter Sunday bombings
On Easter Sunday, 2019, suicide bombers attacked three churches and three hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka. 359 Sri Lankans—including 45 children—and 38 foreign nationals died, while more than 500 others were injured.
Construction of a monumental chapel
in the burial ground at Katuwapitiya, Ngombo, where more than 60 of those Catholics who died in the bombings are buried in a mass grave.
to financially assist the children who lost their parents in the bombings
Programme to assist those who were left injured, disabled and traumatised by the attacks.
Amount given: £20,000
St Alban's Chapel
at Fetentaa Refugee Camp, Ghana
During the peak of the civil war in the Ivory Coast in 2011, more than 5000 refugees entered the Brong Ahafo region in Sunyani Diocese. After the elections, some of the refugees returned home, while others remained behind in the
camp because their areas still remain insecure. The Catholics in the camp conduct their Sunday Services in a tent, hence the need to build a church structure particularly because of rains, but also so they feel that their faith is valued.
Amount given: £11,000
Construction of a Convent
Medical Sisters of St Joseph
at Makayili, Yendi, Ghana
The sisters run the Home for God's Children.
As they have no Convent at the moment, each of them are living in the home of one of the staff who assists them. The sisters need to be able to build a Convent so that they can live a religious life of community and prayer.
Amount given: £37,000
Drilling of three boreholes
in Kasweta, Thathwe and Mpepa Parishes
Mpepa and Thanthwe are new parishes and being totally new places they all need structures befitting a parish.
One such need is for water, hence the need to drill boreholes. Kasweta is an outstation of Chikowa parish in its remotest part. The installation of a water system will not only be for the outstation but the surrounding community as well.
Amount Given: £6000
Mary of Help of Christians
Chilubula Parish has a population of about 40,000 people of which 65 per cent are Catholics. The church there was built with baked bricks using clay and wooden materials for doors and windows, which have so far been destroyed by termites. The parish community has collected local materials for the renovation of the church.
Amount given: £4200