About Us

The Mission Office of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart – Philippine Province formally opened last September 1, 2009 at the MSC Provincialate in Gilmore Avenue, Quezon City. Its primary purpose is to assist the MSC family in mobilizing resources, local and foreign, for development projects that are responsive to the needs of the communities they minister to, with particular attention to the poorest of the poor and in remote mission areas. The newly-opened Mission Office Philippines is the local authority recognized to screen project proposals and secure funding from MSC Mission Office Australia, Inc. Other countries with Mission Offices are PNG, Fiji, Kiribati, Vietnam, Africa, India, among others.

 

The process of project identification (or need-assessment) must be consultative and participatory, keeping in mind that the beneficiary-communities are the stakeholders in the implementation, monitoring and sustainability of the project. Community members are expected to provide a local counterpart, say, in the form of labor or raw materials. It is recognized that genuine, sustained and active community participation all throughout the project cycle results to a successful implementation of the project.


Communities who receive assistance are not limited to Catholics but rather the work of MSC is to benefit all people, irrespective of religion race or political persuasion.


Project proposals follow a simple format. Mission Office Philippines can assist the applicants (members of the MSC religious congregations or designated parish worker) in completing the forms. After screening and approval by the Board of Trustees, the proposals are forwarded to the Board of the MSC Mission Office Australia, Inc. which either rejects or accepts the applications in accordance with the defined protocol. If the application has been approved, the allocated funding is transferred to the Mission Office Philippines, Inc. It then coordinates with the applicants regarding the release of the funds.


Mission Office does not transfer funds to an individual’s bank account but only to recognized institutions or organizations. At the completion of a project the applicant is required to complete an acquittal form along with a project report to be submitted to the Mission Office Philippines. Projects usually run from one to two years.


Mission Office Philippines would like to recognize the MSChevaliers for their remarkable support since its genesis. Mission Office Philippines is headed by Fr. Lauro C. Mozo, MSC, as Executive Director. The Board of Trustees are Fr. Gene A. Pejo, MSC, as Chairman; Fr. Richie Gomez, MSC, as Vice-Chairman; Fr. Constantine Legaspino, MSC, as Treasurer; Fr. Jesus Dumaual, MSC as Corporate Secretary; Fr. Gene A. Pejo, MSC; and Fr. Lauro as Chief Operating Officer. The Project Director is Mr. James Briann P. Morga.

 

 

The primary purpose of the Mission Office of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (Philippine Province) is to assist the MSC family in mobilizing resources, local and foreign, for development projects that are responsive to the needs of the communities they minister to, with particular attention to the poorest of the poor and in remote mission areas.


Vision:


We are the project services and resource mobilization office of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of the Philippine Province building communities as committed partners in the promotion of the Gospel values and the devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and our Lady of the Sacred Heart.


Mission:


We commit ourselves to:

- the promotion of the gospel values of love, truth, justice, freedom and peace in pursuit of the integral development and total liberation of the human person and creation;

- the proclamation of God's love for the poor thru our works and devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and our Lady of the Sacred Heart;

- the empowerment and strengthening of marginalized sectors thru partnership in integrated and sustainable development programs;

-raising and mobilizing resources by networking with the Mission Office-Australia and other like-minded funding organizations and partners.