Vision: Proclaim Christ to All
Mission: Be a Living Gospel
Motto: In Joyful Loving Service
Clare’s Missionary was born in response to Christ’s call to Poverty of Spirit (Mt 19.21), Social Justice (Mt 25.35) and Evangelisation (Mt 28.19). Clare’s Missionary is based on the concept of Christ in the marketplace. We need to be out among the needy, the lonely and those hungry for love, in order to bring Jesus’ love to them. Few non-Catholics will step into a church but they will stop by a shop in the neighbourhood. This is what Clare’s missionary is all about – bringing Christ into people’s daily lives.
Clare’s Missionary was started by a group of volunteers with this vision. In Singapore, their outreach focuses on helping children from needy or dysfunctional families by providing education services at Clare’s Enrichment Corner in Yishun Street 72. There is also an English Reading Programme on Sunday mornings targeting children who need help in learning to read.
For overseas outreach, Clare’s Missionary collaborates with the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (FSIC) in Sabah. It supports the evangelisation efforts of the Franciscan sisters by organising mission awareness trips to support the indigenous communities. It has a programme to raise the standard of education of these communities by running an English programme in collaboration with volunteers from Sabah, West Malaysia and Singapore.
a) Services in Singapore
- Tuition sponsorship
- Education assistance
- Sunday class (Bible story, English reading)
- Thrift corner
- Christmas party for children
b) Services in Sabah
- Conducting English Extensive Reading Programme in San Damiano Hostel, Kiulu, Sabah
- Conducting week-long annual “English Camp” in San Damiano Hostel, Kiulu, Sabah
- Providing a meal for about 200 children in 7 kindergartens in Paitan run by FSIC, Sabah