LEO is actively involved in these missions around the world. Please remember to include them in your prayers, especially during their mission trips.
This mission trip is to St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Greenwood, MS, located in one of the poorest counties in the United States. LEO provides a week of educational enrichment activities for the children of Greenwood and St. Francis of Assisi School through a program called “Discovery Zone”.
Monroe, North Carolina (MOP)
MOP Monroe became the first international mission established by the Missionaries of the Poor in the United States of America.The mission does not have centers for the poor as yet, it does have a Monastery where families can come and feel at home. The families served are no longer “strangers and aliens, but are fellow citizens and members of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19). Week after week, friends, volunteers, and associates give their time, treasure, and talents in helping to reach out to the least of our brothers and sisters through worship, prayers, seminars, catechesis, community activities. Meals and food packages are given on a regular basis to families to stimulate in them a greater sense of faith and appreciation of God’s love and care.
Touched Twice Clinic
This clinic is sponsored by area churches to meet the healthcare and spiritual crisis of America. LEO provides volunteers to help with the set-up and clinic. LEO also makes meals to feed the workers during set-up.
Missionaries of the Poor - MOP
An International Catholic organization serving the poor, destitute, homeless and abandoned.
This mission trip delivered clothing, medical supplies, athletic gear and other supplies. In addition to assisting in many local improvement projects. LEO members also spread good will and joy as well as donating thousands of dollars to support the mission.
Cap Hatien, Haiti (MOP)
The Mission has taken on a many outreach projects including: a School Sponsorship Program which sends to school 70-100 poor children annually, occasional Clothes Line, House Visitations, and its ever-expanding Medical Assistance Program for the very poor of Cap-Haitien. In recent times, the Mission has seen a steady increase in overseas volunteers wanting to come and work alongside with the Brothers. Ranging from 5 days to a week—and sometimes longer—men and women have come and served our poor and homeless. A number of American parishes have also been involved in supplying us with food and other essential items we need through the containers they send year after year. In the near future, the Mission hopes to take on a ministry for HIV/AIDS patients given the growing need for such a home where they can be taken care of physically and spiritually, and eventually die with dignity and respect.
Kingston, Jamaica (MOP)
The Missionaries of the Poor occupy a number of well-used facilities in Kingston, Jamaica. The Brothers lived in dependence to God’s Providence through the kindness and generosity of friends. One of their first benefactors was Ferdie Mahfood, who started Food for the Poor. Food for the Poor was started under the inspiration of Fr. Ho Lung because Fr. Ho Lung took Ferdie Mahfood to Eventide Home to introduce him to the poverty there. Ferdie Mahfood was so moved by the experience, that he decided to start Food for the Poor. In 1991, as the number of the Brothers of the Poor and their apostolic continued to increase. In April 1999, the Missionaries of the Poor opened Prince of Peace Monastery, a juniorate home for the formation of the Brothers who joined the Institute. It has since become the seniorate house for over 30 perpetually professed Brothers.
Kampala, Uganda (MOP)
In 1993, according to official statistics, there were 1.77 million AIDS-orphans in Uganda, in the capital city of Kampala in particular. The Missionaries of the Poor began considering coming over to the country with AIDS-orphans in mind. On September 29, 2000 they established their first mission in the land of the Ugandan Martyrs and the vast African continent.This is in keeping with their stated mission of serving the poorest and the least in any country irrespective of caste, creed, race, nationality and culture.