About Us

Our Strength

✔ Create a platform to bring parishes and ministries together to share creative ideas, experiences and network.
✔ To encourage and inspire each other in our journey to serve the poor.

Our Focus

✔ Bridge builder
✔Connecting and supporting the social mission groups of parishes to work together towards a common mission
✔Stronger networking with Parishes and Communities connecting, dialoguing, sharing experience and learn from one another

Our Diversity

✔ Parishes and Social Mission Groups doing their best to be present in the life of the people
✔ Fellowship and meet people where they are in their communities hearing voices, cries and stories on the ground.

Our Launching

Caritas Penang was launched on 31st August 2021 and was inaugurated by Rt. Rev. Sebastian Francis D.D. at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Penang

Caritas which means love and compassion in Latin, started from a humble beginning in Germany 1897 by one man, Lorenz Werthmann, which grew to become one of the largest aid and development agencies in the world. In the 20th Century, Giovanni Battista Montini, the future Pope Paul VI, laid the foundations for an international network. In 1954, Caritas Internationalis was officially recognized

Our Vision

“Caritas is the heart of the Church” (Pope Benedict, 2013) and “Caritas is the caress of the Mother Church to those suffering” (Pope Francis, 2013), to enlighten society towards greater solidarity, fraternity and justice

Our Mission

Caritas Penang is inspired by the Gospels and the teachings of the Catholic Church. We respond to humanitarian crises, promote integral human development and advocate on the causes of poverty and violence. We animate Catholic communities and all people of good will in solidarity with their suffering brothers, sisters and creation. We work to ensure that our natural environment is managed responsibly and sustainably for all


Connect: Connecting our ministries with the community.
Collaborate: Collaborating on social mission work with all ministries as bridge builder in tapping on our spiritual gifts as one body of Christ to serve the vulnerable and voiceless.
Strengthen: We strengthen our partnership in reaching out to the needy by engaging the community, BECs, and the youth to work together.
Revive: Rekindle the desire of social mission, to be the salt and light of the world