Mission Mexico began in Alberta in the year 2000 as a Jubilee project by St. Mary’s Parish in Cochrane, Alberta, under the leadership of Fr. Fred Monk, who had decided to raise $100,000 to build an orphanage in Tlapa, Mexico. Soon, they were joined by other parishes in the Diocese of Calgary and Bishop Emeritus Frederick Henry declared December 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mission Mexico Day in the Diocese. Students and parishioners everywhere were invited to join in the work of Mission Mexico by giving a loonie and efforts continue to this day. Donations to this outreach project have provided greater access to education and self-sustaining projects to the people in the mountainous state of Guerrero, Mexico.
- Direct link to donate online - https://www.catholicyyc.ca/donatemissionmexico.html
- There will be a Second Collection on the Third Sunday of Advent (Dec. 10/11) for Mission Mexico.