Resources for Parishes

Partnering with the Good Shepherd Sisters in Thailand.

Thank you for choosing to support the work of Catholic Mission this year, and for sharing the important and vital work of missionaries around the world with your parishioners.

This year, we invite you to partner with the essential work of the Good Shepherd Sisters in Bangkok, Thailand, as they reach out to vulnerable mothers and their babies, and children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

By providing a loving home, a community of women from similar backgrounds, parenting skills training and pre‑ and post‑natal medical care, the Good Shepherd Sisters are supporting women and their babies in need. However, the Home can only continue this work through the generosity of others. Through this appeal, parishioners are given the opportunity to come alongside the Sisters to ensure more mothers in need are given an opportunity at a brighter future.

Education can help children from disadvantaged backgrounds break free from a vicious cycle of poverty – yet quite often the cost is prohibitive for families in need. The Kindergarten Centre, run by the Good Shepherd, provides low-cost early childhood education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through this appeal, parishioners are given the opportunity to come alongside the Sisters to ensure more children in need are given the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty through education.

To make the 2021 Church Appeal as easy as possible, we’ve given you access to a number of resources such as:

  • Parish video – a powerful story of the missionary work of the Good Shepherd Sisters
  • Speakers’ Notes
  • Homily Notes and Prayers for Mass
  • Parish bulletins
  • …and more!

You can access the appeal materials for the Mother and Babies Home here, and the Kindergarten Centre here.

We look forward to your parish partnering with us to support this life‑giving work in Thailand, along with many other Church‑run mission programs around the world. If you have any questions, please contact your local Diocesan Director here.