Every year the Mission Fund provides financial support to the Maltese and Gozitan missionaries. During this year, the Mission Fund has donated a total of € 666,600 to the missionaries. The cumulative total of the donations since its inception in 1984 is € 4,122,668. These funds are used by the missionaries for the day-to-day running of their parishes or to realize specific projects in their parishes.
Details of the donations given by Mission Fund during recent years may be viewed by clicking on the appropriate link:
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Applications for funds
Maltese and Gozitan missionaries may apply for funds from the Mission Fund by submitting an application. Application forms may be downloaded by clicking here.
List of Maltese Missionaries
The Mission Fund provides donations on a roster basis to over 200 missionary stations in about 40 countries throughout the globe. About 700 Maltese and Gozitan missionaries benefit from these donations in order to carry out their pastoral work. Make your
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The Mission Fund provides donations on a roster basis to over 200 missionary stations in about 40 countries throughout the globe. About 700 Maltese and Gozitan missionaries benefit from these donations in order to carry out their pastoral work.
Click here to view the contact details of missionaries working in Albania, Algeria, Republic of Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, British West Indies, Burundi, Cameroon, Colombia, Congo. Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Giorgia, Ghana, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, India and Israel.
Click here for the following countries: Kenya, Latvia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru`, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
What the missionaries have to say about Mission Fund:
- Sr Luigina Muscat from Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories (The Sunday Times of Malta, Sunday 10 November 2013):
I would like to thank the members of the Mission Fund in Mosta for their donation of €2,000, which will go towards the paying of poor children’s school fees.
I urge the Maltese public to remember to send old stamps and donations, which will support Maltese missionaries in Third World countries.
Donations may be made online or by direct bank transfer to one of the following accounts: HSBC account number 0611 9744 8050; BOV 163 0079 8019; APS 200 0082 0762; Banif 000 8996 3101.
More information is available from www.missionfund.org.mt.
- Fr Paul Mercieca from São Paulo, Brazil (The Sunday Times of Malta, Sunday 3 November 2013):
I am a Maltese missionary in Brazil and our parish is in a rural part of the country about 60 kilometres from São Paulo. It was formed as a parish just three years ago, so we are still working to structure it as a community.
We were very happy to receive a donation of €2,000 from the Mission Fund towards helping poor families in our parish and €500 towards the celebration of Masses for the repose of the Mission Fund benefactors and their families.
I would like to ask my fellow Maltese to help the Mission Fund; by doing so, they will be helping the people in our parishes. They can send used stamps and donations, which will be of great help to missionaries in Third World countries.
Donations can be made online or by direct bank transfer to one of the following accounts: HSBC (Account No: 061 197 448 050), BOV (Account No: 163 007 980 19), APS (Account No: 200 008 207 62) or BANIF (Account No: 000 879 631 01).
More information may be accessed from the website www.missionfund.org.mt. The Mission Fund registration number is VO/0015.
Although we are in different countries, we form part of the same community of the Lord. I thank all those who remember us in their prayers and offer their voluntary or financial help towards the missions. May God bless you all.
- Sr Celeste Buhagiar and Sr Salvina Bezzina, Sisters of Charity, from Pakistan (The Sunday Times of Malta, Sunday 20 October 2013):
I would like to thank the Mission Fund for its €2,000 donation towards our mission in Pakistan where we run a hospital for the poor. Our income comes from the generosity of our benefactors and our congregation.
Besides running the hospital we help many street children by paying their school fees.
I humbly ask for help as we are in dire need of money to manage the daily expenses of the hospital and help all those who knock at our door for all kinds of help.
We are grateful to all our benefactors and pray to God to help them and bless all their dear ones. Let us remember what Jesus said, (Gospel of Matthew 25:40): "Whatever you do to the least of my brethren, you do it to me".
If you wish to help us in any way by sending money or used stamps please feel free to contact us.
- Fr Joe Cilia from Meghalaya, India (The Sunday Times of Malta, Sunday 20 October 2013):
I would like to thank the Mission Fund, Mosta, for its generous contribution of $2,636 which I received lately through the generous help of the people of Malta and Gozo.
The Mission Fund has been doing a great job in helping us missionaries to continue with our work in helping the poor and the needy. God bless you.
- Sr Concetta Dimech, Franciscan Mission of Mary from Tunis, Tunisia (The Sunday Times of Malta, Sunday 13 October 2013):
I would like to thank the Mission Fund for its generosity in sending a donation to our mission in Tunis.
The money will go to parents to buy school books and other things for school as well as clothes and shoes.
May I appeal to the generosity of the Maltese to help the Mission Fund by sending used stamps as well as donations which may be sent online to one of the following accounts: HSBC (account 0611 9744 8050); BOV (163 0079 8019); APS (200 0082 0762); and Banif (00 8796 3101).
More information is available on www.missionfund.org.mt.
May God bless your generosity.
- Sr Carmen Ferrugia, OLS from Jerusalem, Israel (Times of Malta, Saturday 12 October 2013):
I am a Maltese religious of the Congregation of Our Lady of Sion posted in Jerusalem since Holy Week 1965.
My stay here has been blessed by many joys, first and foremost by living in the Holy Land where Jesus was born, lived and died for us. It is also in Jerusalem that the Lord rose from death and restored our sonship to the Father.
As everyone knows, the passion of the Lord continues even in our days in the sufferings of the people who, as a result of conflicts, struggle very hard to survive and make ends meet.
My ministry here has been mainly as an educator and an educator and a cathecist. In this context, I meet many families who are in great need, especially during these difficult times.
The Mission Fund, founded in Malta on April 16, 1984, works very hard to raise funds to help Maltese and Gozitan missionaries working in Third World countries. It periodically sends us a certain amount of money to help those in need. I would like to appeal to readers to help the Mission Fund by sending them used stamps, used telecards and donations with which they could be of help to us Maltese missionaries in the Third World countries.
More information may be accessed from the website www.missionfund.org.mt.
- Sr Josephine Borg, Franciscan Missionaries of Mary from Faisalabad, Pakistan (Times of Malta, Wednesday 2 October 2013):
With heartfelt gratitude, through this newspaper I thank our dear friends and benefactors who send donations to the Mission Fund based in Mosta.
In August this year, I received $2,596 from the fund, which helped me to provide accommodation for a poor couple who were living separately because they had no place to live. Now they are reunited, living happily together as a family under the same roof.
These donations are of great value to those who are deprived even of the necessities of life. We Maltese missionaries working in Third World countries are grateful to those dear Maltese benefactors who help us in our work of spreading God`s love and goodness.
With renewed thanks and prayers, from far away Pakistan.
- Sr Bernadette Aquilina, Sisters of the Poor Clares from Alexandria, Egypt (The Sunday Times of Malta, Sunday 29 September 2013):
In the name of my fellow Sisters, the Poor Clares of Alexandria in Egypt, I would like to most heartily thank the Mission Fund for their generous donation.
We appreciate it mostly at this time of great turmoil in Egypt where we are under constant threat and vocations are hard to come by to help our ailing community. Your donations help sustain us and the prayer groups we organise during vacations as we pay back your generosity through our daily prayers.
So we appeal to your readers to support the Mission Fund by sending any used stamps and/or donations by direct bank transfers to accounts with HSBC, BOV, APS or BANIF.
- Fr Constantine Mamo OP, Fr Bernard Caruana OP, Fr Ivan Attard OP and Fr Geoffrey Bugeja OP from Durrës, Albania (Times of Malta, Saturday 21 September 2013):
We would like to thank the Mission Fund for their donation in aid of the Dominican mission in Albania.
As Dominicans, besides evangelisation, which is a priority for our community, we feel that it is our duty to assist in the education of young people who wish to embark on or take their studies further.
This is mainly done by providing these youths with an appropriate place conducive to studying. Besides providing the necessary facilities, books and other study materials, University and college fees are also paid for by our mission.
The donation by the Mission Fund will be used towards this aim.
May we take this opportunity to encourage more benefactors to keep sustaining the priceless work carried out by Mission Fund through their support and contributions. Donations may be made online or by direct bank transfer to one of the following accounts: HSBC: 061197448050; BOV: 16300798019; APS:20000820762 OF BANIF: 00087963101.
- Mgr Sylvester Magro OFM, Bishop of Benghazi from Benghazi, Libya (Times of Malta, Wednesday 18 September 2013):
I would like to express my gratitude to Mission Fund and its contributors for their generous donation of €4,000 towards the poor of the Church in Benghazi. Like previous donations, the present one will serve to support these people when they need medical treatment, purchase of medicine, weekly ration parcels of foodstuffs, small donations to offset hospitalisation expenses, support for the education of children coming from large families and other daily needs the poor have to face.
Mission Fund has been instrumental in this regard and the poor in our church are greatly thankful. I appeal to readers of Times of Malta to be ever generous in supporting the poor in the name of Christ: “helping them is truly helping Him”.
You can send used stamps and donations to Mission Fund. The donations can be made online or by direct bank transfer to accounts with HSBC, BOV, APS or BANIF.
More information is available on www.missionfund.org.mt.
Sr Rose Theresa Sant from Jerusalem, Israel (The Sunday Times of Malta, Sunday 15 September 2013):
As a Maltese missionary in Jerusalem, I wish to thank the Mission Fund in Mosta for the help I received for our mission here, where we strive to build peaceful bridges between Christians, Jews and Moslems.
Such generosity is an expression and a gesture of giving us support. It also represents a persistent effort to provide basic necessities, especially among the Christian community. We constantly receive requests from poor people who need special medical care, medicine, or financial help to educate their children in Christian schools.
This generosity is a testimony of love and great support to the Christian community in the Holy Land and of our community in particular. In this way, we are strengthened in order to continue to work courageously “in the vineyard of the Lord”. Your help will surely benefit those who have urgent and special needs.
Please do not forget to join us in our prayers for peace in this country and among our neighbours where violence in on the increase, day by day.
I appeal to readers to continue helping the Mission Fund, Eureka Court, Block A, Flat 6, Main Street, Mosta.
Donations may be made online or by direct transfer to one of the following accounts: HSBC (Account No: 061 197 448 050), BOV (Account No: 163 007 980 19), APS (Account No: 200 008 207 62), or BANIF (Account No: 000 879 631 01).
May God blessall the helpers for their generosity towards our missionaries.
Sr Helen Jones, Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition from Asyut, Egypt (The Sunday Times of Malta, Sunday 15 September 2013):
I would like to thank the Mission Fund and all the generous Maltese benefactors who help us in our mission in Egypt.
We work in poor villages, some 400 kilometres south of Cairo in the Asyut Governate. Donations contribute to providing monthly hampers for poor families and medicine for a good number of sick people. We also organise camps where we serve three meals, as well as games and cultural and religious activities for children aged four to 16.
So as to continue to help us in Egypt and in all the countries where we Maltese missionaries work I kindly ask for donations to be made online or by direct transfer to one of the following accounts: HSBC (Account No: 061 197 448 050), BOV (Account No: 163 007 980 19), APS (Account No: 200 008 207 62), or BANIF (Account No: 000 879 631 01).
More information can be accessed from the website www.missionfund .org.mt
On behalf of the sisters and persons who will benefit from this generosity we thank you and assure you of our prayers.
Fr George Frendo, Auxiliary Bishop from Tirana, Albania (The Times of Malta, Friday 13 September 2013):
I would like to thank the Mission Fund for its generous donation of €4,000 to help poor families on the outskirts of Tirana and in other areas of our diocese.
These are mostly families coming from mountain villages and who turn to us for help, including medical care (to buy medicines or undergo an operation) and educational support, especially in this period of the year to buy textbooks and pay school fees.
I take this opportunity to appeal to readers to help the Mission Fund in its wonderful work by sending used stamps and donations.
Donations can be made online or by direct bank transfer to one of the following accounts: 061 197 448 050 (HSBC), 163 007 980 19 (BOV), 200 008 207 62 (APS), or 000 879 631 01 (BANIF).
More information available from www.missionfund.org.mt.
Fr Emanuel Parnis from Arequipa, Peru (The Times of Malta, Friday 13 September 2013):
Allow me to thank the Mission Fund for its financial assistance in the building of a two-room complex in Arequipa where I am working as a missionary member of the Missionary Society of St Paul.
This two-room complex will serve for the personal development of more than 60 old people and for the catechism of a lot of children being prepared for the first Holy Communion.
If any person is interested in knowing more about my work in this poor area of Arequipa, my e-mail address is email@example.com.
- Sr Natalie Abela, Sister of Charity from Lahore Pakistan (The Times of Malta, Saturday 17 August 2013):
I am a Maltese Sister of Charity working in Pakistan. Our ministry is mainly in the fields of education, health and social work. We conduct many visits to families where we strengthen the people in their Christian faith, help children with their homework and try to promote women who, in this country, are still considered to be second-class citizens.
Our work is just a drop in an ocean of needs. The greatest wound is illiteracy. It is a common scene to see children running about in the streets, others collecting garbage from skips and others doing labour.
Often these children are not paid for their work but are given a daily meal instead. Although they are not a financial help to the family, still the family has one or two mouths less to feed!
As we believe that education will save the human person, we try to invest most of the donations that we receive by offering the possibility of education to these children, with the hope of opening new horizons in their future. We know it is impossible to help them all as we lack the financial means but we do as much as we can.
I would like to thank the Mission Fund for its untiring work in fund raising activities for all the Maltese missionaries. I also thank them sincerely for the donation of € 2,000 they have given me this year.
I would also like to express my gratitude to all the Maltese who always respond generously whenever they are called upon to contribute to any project of charity. We might be the ones who are working directly in the field but without their help we truly can do little.
I encourage readers to continue to offer donations, to send used stamps to the Mission Fund and to help in any possible way.
Donations may be made online or direct bank transfer to one of the following accounts: HSBC (account no: 061 197 448 050), BOV (account no: 163 007 980 19), APS (account no: 200 008 207 62) or BANIF (account no: 000 879 631 01).
For any other information about the Mission Fund and its activities go to the website www.missionfund.org.mt.
May the Lord, who rewards every glass of water given to the needy, fill your hearts and your households with every kind of blessing.
You are all in our daily prayers.
- Sr Mary Grace Farrugia from Zimbabwe (The Sunday Times of Malta, Sunday 4 August 2013):
On behalf of the Sisters of Charity I would like to thank the Mission Fund and everone who helped with their very generous donations.
These will be used to build a hall for our children in the town of Kariba in Zimbabwe.
I will keep everyone informed of the progress. Thank you once again and we will pray for you all. May God bless you.
- Sr Celina Cini from Dinalupihan Bataan, The Philippines (The Times of Malta, Saturday 29 June 2013):
I have to admit that I spent many sleepless nights trying to find ways and means how to make ends meet while working on a programme which fosters a better education for children coming from needy families.
I have to admit also that it is a joy to see more than 400 students happily mingling together and studying in a healthy and safe environment thanks to a project dubbed Better Education for Tucop Children, run by the Franciscan Sisters of the Heart of Jesus. The project, now in its seventh year, is nearing completion but still lacks classrooms furniture and supplies. So it was with a sigh of relief that I welcomed the financial help given by so many generous people through the Mission Fund of Mosta. Through this help I can now continue to furnish what is lacking and, rest assured, that in the future others will reap the fruit of such a needed project.
To all those who help the Mission Fund goes our vote of thanksgiving and the assurance that you are never forgotten in our prayers.
Please continue to support the Mission Fund. It deserves all the help one can give.
May God bless yo and protect you.
- Sr Mary Carmen Busuttil from Notre Dame de Sion, Alexandria, Egypt (The Sunday Times of Malta, Sunday 16 June 2013):
I would like to thank the Mission Fund of Mosta for the donation they sent me. We participate in a literacy programme for adults, give lessons to some schoolchildren and host young women university students to our small hostel during the academic year.
During the summer we welcome some groups of children from different parishes. This is how we believe and encourage hope in a better future.
I also wish to encourage the public to send used stamps and donations to the Mission Fund to be able to help us Maltese missionaries in Third World countries.
Donations may be made online or by direct bank transfer to one of the following accounts: HSBC (Account No: 061 197 448 050); BoV (Account No: 163 007 980 19); APS (Account No: 200 008 207 62); Banif (Account No: 000 879 631 01).
More information may be accessed from www.missionfund.org.mt.
- Richard Ebejer SDB, from Ashaiman, Tema, Ghana (The Times of Malta, Monday 10 June 2013):
My short break from the Missions is soon coming to an end. Before returning to Nigeria I would like to express my appreciation to all those who have shown their support towards the street children project we have in West Africa. The Missions is at the very heart of the identity of the Church.
I would like to express my gratitude to my family and friends especially for the activity they organised, to the Salesian community for their hospitality and to all those who gave a donation towards this cause.
In particular I would like to thank the Mission Fund for the support they show towards Maltese missionaries through the financial aid they give. The Maltese have always held their missionaries close to their heart, and the Mission Fund fulfils the role of making this love tangible.
I thank the Mission Fund for the donation of € 1,500 which will go towards helping young people at risk in West Africa. In supporting the Mission Fund one is supporting a very worthwhile cause for they are reaching the most poor and needy.
I wish them well in the project that they have at hand in Tanzania and urge all to continue to show their support
- Fr John Farrugia from Christ the King Church, Karachi, Pakistan (The Sunday Times of Malta, Sunday 19 May 2013):
I wish to thank the Mission Fund for their kind donation towards our mission in Pakistan. The donation will be used to finance programmes for the Christian formation of youth and adults in poor parishes so that the faithful can have an opportunity to grow in faith and in their Christian life.
To continue providing such help they rely on the generosity of your readers. I therefore encourage the public in general to send the Mission Fund used stamps and donations with which they can help Maltese missionaries in Third World countries.
Donations may be made online or by direct bank transfer to one of the following accounts: HSBC (Account No: 061 197 448 050); BOV (Account No: 163 007 980 19); APS (Account No: 200 008 207 62) or Banif (Account No: 000 879 6310 01). More information may be accessed from the website: www.missionfund.org.mt.
- Ms Rose Mallia from Bogotá, Colombia (Times of Malta, Friday 3 May 2013):
I have been working as a lay missioner in Latin America for 35 years, and in Bogotá, Colombia since 2000.
I would like to thank all the benefactors of the Malta Mission Fund who, through their generosity, have made it possible for a donation to be made towards the mission work I do.
For the last couple of years I have been working on a project to teach a group of women arts and crafts so they can create cooperatives and secure a livelihood.
In another project I give 15 young girls psychological, educational, spiritual and material help so they will not be left to roam the streets.
In a special case, I also assist a 33-year-old nurse who soon after her graduation went to help in a poor area and was infected by a virus which left her paralysed on the right side of her body and unable to speak.
She is now in Bogotá and cannot afford to buy her medicines to alleviate her pain or attend physiotherapy, which is so necessary for her to recover and become independent again.
I therefore want to encourage more people to send used stamps, used telecards or financial donations to the Malta Mission Fund, so that missionaries can continue their work. More information can be found at: www.missionfund.org.mt
God will surely reward this kindness with the less fortunate. The Maltese and the Mission Fund will always be in my prayers.
- Fr Hilary Abela OFM Cap from Msabaha Parish, Malindi, Kenya (The Times, Monday 1 April 2013):
Education is a means to eradicate poverty. Education has no age limit. Small children and grown-up people can both be taught to find the means to make a living. Once they are educated they can also introduce progress in their family, village and country as a whole.
Recently, I received €1,500 from the Mission Fund to sponsor more children in our school and to organise seminars for parents. On behalf of the Catholic community of Msabaha Parish in the Catholic diocese of Malindi, I would like to thank those who made donations to the Mission Fund.
- Sr Marie Antoinette Agius from Nazareth, Israel (The Sunday Times, Sunday 3 March 2013):
The years go by and the life of poor families of Nazareth is far from getting better. I can truly say that they are even more in need because they cannot experience financial progress in their situation.
Unemployment, the high cost of living, taxes and debts continue to weigh on them daily.
I am grateful for the Mission Fund team for their occasional donation for seven of these needy families of Nazareth with several children in each family. With your gifts the Mission Fund helps us Maltese missionaries all around the world.
Your cooperation is precious dear friends.
That is why I ask you to help the Mission Fund by sending them used stamps, used telecards and donations when possible to the following address: Eureka Court, Block A / Flat 6, Main Street, Mosta MST 1018; telephone: 2141 3664.
Those who send donations can send them to HSBC (Account No. 061197 448 050); BOV (Account No: 163 007 980 10); APS (Account No. 200 008207 62); or Banif (Account No. 000879 631 01). Donations may also be made online also. More information is available at www.Missionfund.org.mt.
We pray for you. Thank you and God bless.
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