Projects We Have Funded

Vestments & Vessels

St. Theresa of the Child of Jesus Parish, Benin

Coordinator: Fr. Innocent Baba, CSSp
Cost: $4,200
Donor: Knights of Columbus Council 14700, Houston,TX

Fr. Innocent was tasked with opening a new parish in Benin. Local volunteers assisted in the construction of the rudimentary structure, however, there was no budget to purchase the vestments, vessels or texts necessary to conduct the Liturgy and other sacraments.

The parish opened in early 2014 to an estimated 750 parishioners.There are an estimated 1.5 million baptised Roman Catholics in the Republic of Benin, or about 23% of the population, in ten dioceses and archdioceses. There are 440 priests and 900 men and women in religious orders.