Fourteen years ago Monsignor Francis X. Schmidt began the work of Father Chucks Challenge. On April 22, 2017, 125 donors, volunteers and friends of FCC gathered at St. Isaac Jorges parish in Wayne, Pa. to celebrate and reflect upon the accomplishments of our FCC ministry. Click on the picture to hear more.........
Father Chuck's Challenge,
is a small local charity
attempting to help clearly identified, desperately poor people in Haiti and Nicaragua with clear definite plans for...
"sheltering the homeless" (new homes, latrines)
"feeding the hungry" (chickens, fruit trees, seeds)
"giving drink to the thirsty" (pure water to each home)
permanently! fundamentally! economically! immediately!
Meet Maria del Socorro and hear her testimony of how she and her family found safety and happiness four years ago when she was selected to receive a Father Chuck home.
Many thanks to our mission partners, American Nicaraguan Foundation and Food for the Poor, who made this virtual connection to those we serve a reality.
St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Francis Xavier are our patron saints.
We call on their intercession for all involved in Father Chuck's Challenge, and for missionaries everywhere.
"Whatever you do for the least of my brothers you do for me." (Mt. 25:40)
This last year has been a lean one for our usual Parish visits and the funds they bring in to support our corporal works of mercy mission. Please consider this virtual Mass as having a virtual collection basket and make a special donation by clicking on the Donation Basket or any green Donate button on this site. The Poor families we haven't reached yet will be most grateful. With sincere gratitude, THANK YOU!
Father Charles Kennedy, FCC's President and Chaplain, provides an introduction for both videos made in Nicaragua and featuring FCC beneficiaries from our Holy Family communities.
As the global pandemic continues to separate us from the ones we serve in the highlands of Nicaragua, we decided to set out on a project to link Donors up with Beneficiaries. Through and with our Missionary partners we bring to our Donors three videos in one expression; FCC's sincere gratitude to all those who support us!
Prayer/Bookmark given out to all who attended
The Mass was celebrated at the cathedral of Parroquia San Pedro (Saint Peter's Parish).
The residents of FCC's Holy Family communities attended the Mass.
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Please help us help the poor!
News Bulletin: The ability to donate to Nicaragua has been removed due to a recent edict from the Nicaraguan Government for the in-country nonprofits FCC depends on to immediately halt operations in country. Our Summer 2022 news letter provides more details.