What is Caritas?

Caritas means Love & Charity.

Inspired by the Catholic faith, Caritas Penang is the church in action – reaching out to the poor, vulnerable, excluded, and marginalized regardless of race or religion, to build a world based on justice and fraternal love.

Formations, Workshops, Trainings & Outreaches

Caritas Penang works with Church's networks and NGOs to give training for volunteers.

Support the Catholic Church's Social Mission

Please give to Caritas generously. Your support makes our work possible.

Who We Serve

Leave no one behind.

In Caritas Penang, our works are rooted in prayers in order to spread love and care. We move base on the teaching of Jesus to hear the cries of the society and attend to the need of the people. These are the areas of humanitarian works that we are coordinating. 

Poor, Orphan & Elderly

Health, Rehabilitation & HIV

Orang Asli

Migrants & Refugees

Care for Creation

Our Programs

of the community, by the community, for the community.

Education Grant

for students from poor family who wish to further their studies in local public or private university.

Medical Grant

for those in need of help in medical bills in public hospital and certain non-for-profit medical healthcare centre.

Welfare Grant

fund allocation for local parishes to help those in need of basic necessity.


Total Lenten Payouts in 2023

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Through 29 Catholic churches in the state of Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak and Kelantan, 13 organisations and 28 individual social mission groups, we were able to fund for charity and send aid to the poor & excluded in Malaysia.

What We Do

Evangelise Love through actions.

As a member of the Caritas Internationalis, one of the largest humanitarian networks in the world, we work together with other dioceses and archdioceses in Malaysia, Catholic missionary organisations, local communities, group and ministry in parish or diocese level to drive their own development and build a just world for all.

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

~ Mother Teresa (Patron Saint of Caritas)

How We Work

Empowering parish community to involve in the social mission of the Church

In Caritas Penang, we fulfil our mission by reaching out to men and women, children, youth and elders of all races and creeds, in particular the poor and marginalised; providing social services, saving lives, rebuilding and empowering communities, working for justice and integral human promotion.

A task that mobilises Church leaders at all levels, parish groups including the poor themselves, volunteers and professionals, in collaboration with other civil society actors, public institutions and international institutions.

parishes across 5 states
All the parish ministries in the Diocese of Penang involved in social mission will now be consolidated under the same umbrella of Caritas as one big social arm of the Catholic Church. 
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Ministries & Missionary Organisations

Inter-deanery, inter-parish, inter-ministry, and networking amongst all the social mission arms of the diocese working together with one common mission and vision which is to bring the heartbeat of Jesus in every aspect of the works of charity we do.

Quick Action

Serve The Poor with Caritas.

We leave no one behind. Contact our representative or visit any Catholic church if you are in need of our help.

There are many things that you can do that will help to make a real difference to the billions of people in the majority world who are disadvantaged. If you would like to contribute to the mission of the church, consider to pray, volunteer or donate to us.

News Update

Get insight of what is happening in Caritas Penang.

You MAD – Youth Camp

This year we witnessed many good works carried out by the Lenten team in respective parishes. For example the youths collaborated with other ministries...

Upcoming Events

Formations, Workshops, Trainings and Outreaches.


Call Us If You Want To Work Together

The Catholic church’s mission is to carry out and continue the work of Jesus Christ on earth. Therefore, we seek to work with communities, non-governmental organisations, and local authorities to promote an inclusive and sustainable development for all.

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What is Caritas

Caritas is the charitable arm of the Roman Catholic Church. It is to spearhead the church’s social mission, to respond to humanitarian crisis, promote integral human development and advocate on the causes of poverty and violence.

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Caritas Penang comes under the jurisdiction of The Titular Roman Catholic Bishop of Penang.

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