"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you." (John 15:16)

CURRENT CHALLENGES

Pomoc ľuďom in Ukraine

 „Vo všetkých modlitbách a prosbách sa modlite v každom čase v Duchu! A v ňom vytrvalo bdejte a proste za všetkých svätých!(List Efezanom 6, 18)

Milí priatelia, až nás srdce bolí z toho všetkého, čo sa teraz odohráva v krajine našich priateľov.

Veríme však, že modlitbou a pôstom sa aj táto vojna dá zastaviť!

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St. Nicolaus and Christmas Collection For Poor in Ukraine

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Help us continue to bring joy and assistance to people in need in Ukraine!

We would like to prepare for Christmas small gifts of food, fruits, and candies for all those to whom we have helped the whole year together with you! Unfortunately, during the pandemic, the number of big families, lonely individuals, single mothers, grandmas, grandpas, or priests in the need in Ukraine has rapidly increased. For that reason, we want to be helpful in this little way in order to reduce their pain and suffering.

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Greeting of Thanksgiving from Ukraine

 "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful." (Lk 6, 36)

Helping the poor bears much fruit. We want to share with you some news of our common partaking in God's mercy within the mission in Ukraine.

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The Karol Wojtyla School of Mission (MŠKW) does not keep any funds for its own activities from your generous donations to people in need in Ukraine. However, if you would like to support the activities and functioning of the Karol Wojtyla School of Mission, we will be grateful :)! I’D LIKE TO DONATE!

WE ARE HELPING in Ukraine

Variable symbol: 777
IBAN: IBAN: SK6783300000000130519177
Bank address: Fio banka, a.s., pobočka zahraničnej banky, Nám. SNP 21, 811 01 Bratislava

Variable symbol: 013
IBAN: SK6783300000000130519177
Bank address: Fio banka, a.s., pobočka zahraničnej banky, Nám. SNP 21, 811 01 Bratislava

Variable symbol: 0612
IBAN: SK6783300000000130519177
Bank address: Fio banka, a.s., pobočka zahraničnej banky, Nám. SNP 21, 811 01 Bratislava

Due to the global pandemic situation, we too had to cancel mission trips to Ukraine. However, we are in constant contact with our friends there and, through them, we are trying to bring help to all those in need.

The current situation in Ukraine is quite difficult. Many people have lost their jobs and thus their livelihoods because of the pandemic. The social system there, unfortunately, does not function as it does in other countries, so people literally have but a few pennies per month to live on. The number of poor people keeps growing. Priests, too, who depend on the charity of the faithful (for example, through Holy Mass donations), are now in a difficult situation.

With your help, we have managed to create several "islands of aid" in various places in Ukraine (near the cities of Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Buchach, Ternopil, Lutsk, Chernivtsi, Kharkiv, and others). We regularly allocate your financial gifts and contributions and send them to our friends, priests, and bishops, who then distribute them as needed to people who are poor, sick, needy or old, orphans, single mothers, large families, or destitute. Specific assistance is provided in the form of purchases and distribution of necessary food, everyday consumer goods, and medicines, or financial contributions for food, housing, health care, health treatment, or urgent household repairs (e.g. malfunctioning of water supply, electricity, flood damage or other essential services).

Many of you are asking us to celebrate Holy Masses (liturgies) in Ukraine (including Gregorian). This form of support is increasingly proving to be a great way by which to help priests and religious communities in this country and, through them, others in need. THANK YOU!

In those places in Ukraine where we have traveled together, many newborn children end up in children's homes for various reasons: they cannot be cared for by their biological parents or the extended family. For many years, the heart’s desire of one of our long-term collaborators who is a priest was to build an orphanage where every child would be welcomed as God's gift. In 2017, with God's help, he began building the House of Mercy with the Church of St. Nicholas. It is heartening to see how this work progresses, despite various difficulties, thanks to the support of benefactors. The home is literally emerging from ruins. A few months ago, the foundation stone of the Church of St. Nicholas was blessed and placed, to remain next to the orphanage as a sign that the Heavenly Father is still with the children, that He cares for them, and that He will never leave them. Every week, directly on the construction site, before the Cross and the icon of St. Nicholas, prayers are said for all the benefactors and supporters of this work, and for all children and fellow workers.

Thanks be to God for all of you who have already supported or will support this work! It is marvelous work and we believe that it can become a home and a source of hope and joy for many children! (It will still take a considerable amount of money to complete it, but we believe that God will continue to provide and this project will reach completion soon.

We will indeed be very grateful for all your support in this mission to help the people of Ukraine.

The Holy Apostle Paul says: At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need (2 Cor 8:14).

WHOM have we HELPED together with you?

Only brotherly love can cause that the one having something does not close in himself egoistically and the one who is poor does not feel humiliated in his need. (John Paul II)

... and to many others whom God himself knows and who pray for you, benefactors, with thanksgiving...

"Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me." (Mt 25:40)

Thanks to your generous heart, we can contribute together to alleviating human misery that is not only spiritual and moral but also material, … which is also one of the main goals of our School of Mission.

We believe that once the pandemic ends, we will be able to resume our mission trips to Ukraine, and together with you and our friends and fellow workers we will again bring aid and organize Theology of the Body spiritual retreats, and not only for young people :).

THANK YOU for any support!

May God act powerfully in your lives, too!

HOW can I help?

PRAYER

We would like to kindly ask you for intensive prayer support for this "little conceived initiative." Especially we would like to ask you for the protection of all people in need in Ukraine which God wants to help through this initiative. We will also appreciate your prayers for your coordinators in Ukraine to be protected under the mantle of Our Holy Mother Mary from any evil, disease, or sin and to be able to listen to God's voice. Let our prayers help them to bring support to those who truly need it. Our coordinators in Ukraine are our friends, with whom we have cooperated in the past on various projects of the Theology of the Body in Ukraine. There are lay people, priests, bishops, families, and religious communities. We have formed a valuable partnership of friendship and charitable work through the teaching of St. Pope John Paul II. and through devotion to the Holy Mother Mary. The aim of our partnership is to act together in charity and ask for necessary graces from God on the intercession of the Holy Mother Mary and St. Pope John Paul II. for each other and for the whole world. THANK YOU.

THE GIFTS FOR PRIESTS IN UKRAINE

Many priests in Ukraine live today in very difficult life circumstances. If you have a desire in your heart to help these shepherds to help and support them that they may devote to prayer and ministry to which they are called by God, you may support them:

  • by transferring a financial contribution with variable symbol 013 to the bank account IBAN: SK6783300000000130519177 (Misijná škola Karola Wojtylu), BIC/SWIFT: FIOZSKBAXXX, (pre prevody CZK v ČR: 130519177/2010)

Your financial gift to priests and their families (not a payment for Divine Liturgy intentions) will be delivered in its full amount* through the Fathers Bishops, the superiors of religious communities, and our long-time coordinators in Ukraine to those who truly need the help.

Thank you for your open and kind hearts to support priests in these difficult times!

*including the bank fees for bank transfers to Ukraine

FINANCIAL GIFT

You can send your financial contribution (one-time or regular) towards helping the poor in Ukraine by:

  • bank transfer:  IBAN: SK6783300000000130519177 (Misijná škola Karola Wojtylu), variable symbol: 777, (a special variable symbol for the building of the orphanage with the Church of St. Nicolaus: 0612BIC/SWIFT: FIOZSKBAXXX
  • onetime donation through QR code:

We can providean official letter of confirmation for your GIFT, if necessary.

"For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has—not according to what one does not have." (2Cor 8:12)