For many years a valuable dimension of the Community of St. John Berchmans has been the building of partnerships with communities both locally and abroad. These partnerships are strengthened and maintained by members’ commitment of their time and by financial contributions to our partners.

The Community currently supports two long-term projects in the Munich area, and various special projects on an annual basis.

Refugee support – Caritas Alveni

Especially considering that many members of this Community have come to Munich as immigrants, we feel a special bond with other immigrants in the city. While we often come here by choice and with many options, others – especially refugees – do not.

We have been working together with one particular group, which has changed locations with the policies of the Bavarian government over the last several years. At the moment this group is in H├Âhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn. Here we have invested both time and money to make the refugees’ lives in Munich more bearable. Events such as our Soup Sunday in Lent or our collection of Christmas presents for the children during Advent help to support this group.

For more information, visit the Caritas website (in German).

If you would like to contribute or donate individually, please contact Marie Lancaster before making any donations to ensure that it can be directed correctly.

Parish contact: Marie Lancaster

Missionaries of Charity – Soup Kitchen

The Missionaries of Charity is the religious order founded by Mother Theresa of Calcutta. Here in Munich the Sisters operate a soup kitchen in Sendling: Plinganserstra├če 22 (Map), Tel.: 089-776281.

The Community collects non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, and other necessities every Sunday at Mass for donation to the soup kitchen. In addition, the Sisters are always willing to receive cash donations, or occassionally clothing.

For more information on how you can contribute beyond the Sunday collection, please contact Marie Lancaster.

Parish contact: Marie Lancaster

International Outreach

The Community currently supports one long-term project, and additional special projects each year.