A priest distributes Holy Communion during outdoor Mass at the ‘Green Cathedral’ in Yambio, South Sudan. Many priests and Sisters around the world rely on the generosity of benefactors to provide for their basic needs, such as food and clothes, as they minister to their flocks. In the case of priests, we are able to pass on your Mass stipends so that they may have a small income.

They in turn celebrate Holy Mass for the intentions of the benefactor. We also make grants to priests and Sisters to help with subsistence. And we even support innovative income-generation projects, such as rearing pigs or chickens, which can be sold.

In 2016, Mass offerings made up 14.8% of our total projects with 1,435,888 Masses being offered for our benefactors. Your donation helped one priest in every nine with Mass offerings, especially 14,403 in Africa and 11,293 in Asia with the rest  throughout the world, giving 43,027 priests in total. Every 22 seconds Holy Mass was celebrated somewhere in the world for the intentions of our benefactors.