Salem diocese is located in Tamilnadu State, down South India. It has a population of 6113525 of which 86249 are Catholics (around 2%). Salem diocese has 94 Diocesan Priests, 54 Religious Priests, 66 Religious Brothers, and 555 Religious Sisters serving in various parishes and Institutions.

Large portions of the Salem diocese are poor and marginalized and are not in good financial standing. Hence the funds raised from the Mission Appeal will be of great help to us in carrying out several of our missionary activities. We divided the whole Catholic Population into 62 Parishes. We give them Faith formation and foster unity and oneness and a sense of belongingness. 60% of the Catholics in the Diocese of Salem are from lower caste groups, historically deprived, and economically downtrodden. In the past, they were called “untouchables.”This is our target group for Evangelization and empowerment. In order to develop them spiritually and economically, the Diocese of Salem is requesting financial help for the following projects:

Sewing Machine Training
Silk Thread Jewelry Making

Low Cost Housing for Sri Lanka Victims of War (Refugees) and Widows. Every year we try to build at least 25 houses in different parishes of our diocese. We spend around $4,000 for each house.


Our medical team will go to every village to conduct medical camps for the poor people. Our medical visit offers health education and wellness visits, especially to patients with leprosy, diabetes, and high blood pressure, pediatric care, and women’s preventive health education

Our diocese has two old-age homes. We take care of orphaned and aged people. We provide them with food, lodging, and medicine.

Be assured the prayers of our diocesan people and bishop for you all. God will bless you many more times. In a non-Christian country compassion and service to the poor is the way to preach Christ and share God’s love with the unfortunate.

You can support the Diocese of Salem #1873 through your prayers and monetary donation by making a check payable to THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH, 3424 Wilshire Blvd 3rd Fl., Los Angeles CA 90010, memo #1873. You may also donate online by clicking the donate button. When making an online donation, reference #1873 in the Memo box. Your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Mission Cooperative Plan