We respectfully ask the Marist School community to generously open your hearts to the poor in Kingston, Jamaica at the Missionaries of the Poor. Fr. Richard HoLung, founder of MOP, established his ministries and Apostolates to provide humble and dedicated service to the poorest of the poor and is presently in his 38th year serving on three continents in 10 countries. Fr. HoLung’s motto is, “The call to serve the poor is an invitation to happiness.”
MOP relies upon the kindness of Christians to assist them in providing care to the poor, which is completely free of charge to residents of their monasteries. MOP receives all its financial support from benefactors and donors like you. All funds go to providing food, medical care and upkeep of facilities.
The 2020 Marist Adult Mission Team is spearheading a plan to support the mission of MOP this year. We have been asked to reach out to the entire Marist community to raise $11,000 to upgrade the Chapel and Jesus Redeemer Apostolate where the volunteer missionaries and professed Brothers are housed. If you are able to contribute, there are multiple ways we accept your donation:
- Visit the Missionaries of the Poor website and enter ‘donate now,’ scroll down to ‘Would you like to donate this to a specific campaign?’ select ‘Chapel Renovation’. You can use a credit card or PayPal.
- Pay by check made out to Missionaries of the Poor. Mail to Lisa Hiles by Dec. 1, 2019. email firstname.lastname@example.org for the address.
- Venmo @Lisa-Hiles, designate for MOP.
Also, each Mission Team Member will need a new or used LARGE suitcase to transport supplies for the MOP Brothers and residents. The Brothers use the suitcases on their home visits. If you have a LARGE suitcase to donate, please email Lisahiles@me.com
In addition, MOP will provide a wish list of items that are most needed in Kingston. Our Mission Team will plan a school-wide collection of toiletries, shoes, and clothing in January 2020 to be dropped off in the Arcade on campus.
Finally, we humbly ask for your prayers. God bless you and thank you for whatever you can do to support this important opportunity to serve others and follow in Christ’s teaching.