Knowing Territory

Elderly, Poor, Handicapped & Drug Addicts

Caritas Church of The Holy Name of Mary (Caritas HNM) is a pastoral body of parish community whose task is to animate, coordinate, promote and witness charity with special accent on its pedagogical role. In other words, Caritas HNM not only helps the poorest within the church’s territory but also involve the whole parish community to live the commandment of love.

Over the last few decades, the territory has undergone rapid urban development, with the construction of more urban houses and the establishment of manufacturing plants. This development has attracted many people in search of job opportunities. Unfortunately, this urban transformation has also resulted in urban poverty for those left behind. The least educated, B40s, OKUs, single parents, and the sick are particularly affected. Moreover, family problems have contributed to an increase in substance abuse among the youth.

Social Activities

Sumathi is a mother of 3. She is the only working adult in the family. Earning minimum wage to support her family. When Caritas volunteer met her, she offered to clean up her house. Since then the friendship was formed between her and the church.

Coordinate and Collaboration

to support each other.

Caritas HNM works closely with diocese, other parishes, NGOs, government to help the needy.

Other parishes

For those who are from outside of the church territory, Caritas HNM always work together with other Catholic churches to help the person in need.

Other ministries

Caritas HNM invites other ministries to serve together. The BEC leaders, youth group, Focolare Movement, and Legion of Mary are among the voices in the group.


Caritas HNM also works closely with other NGOs in the territory in order to share information, refer cases or collaborate to help each other.


Caritas HNM works with lawyer, police, state assembly representative (ADUN), hospital, and embassy to solve complicated issues.

Caritas Networks

Caritas HNM actively engaged with Diocesan Caritas as well as other diocesan ministries to organise similar activities and share resources with one another.

Animate parish community

The Structure of Caritas HNM

Caritas HNM is a diverse community made up of volunteers from different ethnic backgrounds and ministries. They play a crucial role in the church by acting as intermediaries who listen to the needs and worries of those in need. These volunteers also investigate the root causes of poverty, conduct home visits to get a better understanding of the struggles of the people they serve and meet regularly to plan and figure out the best way to offer assistance. Through their unwavering dedication, they personify the merciful essence of the church.

Become A Caritas Vounteer

Serve Jesus in the poor.

Caritas HNM needs volunteers to run projects to help the poorest within the church’s territory. Do you like to offer your talent to serve Jesus in the poor? Contact the Caritas Representative to learn more.



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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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