Helping Those in Need
The Columbans opened their first mission in Taiwan in 1978. Their mission work ministers to migrant workers, victims of human trafficking, tribal peoples, disabled children, families and youth.
Changed by the Pastoral Experience
Columban Seminarian Henry Amado Serván Valejos received his first missionary assignment at Holy Martyrs Sanctuary parish in Banqiao, near Taipei and began his ministry with Filipino foreign workers. He learned that God not only listens to the workers, but also gives them strength to continue.
Our Mission Work
Migrant Centers of Hsinchu Diocese
Our ministry includes work in the three migrant centers of the Hsinchu Diocese: Hsinchu Migrants and Immigrants Service Center (HMISC), Hope Workers’ Center (HWC), Vietnamese Migrant Workers and Foreign Brides Office (VMWBO) and ministry among indigenous peoples in the Taian Parish, Hsinchu Diocese. Other ministries we will continue to staff while personnel are available are among: disadvantaged infants/children/youth; people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS; mentally and developmentally challenged individuals; and recovering alcoholics.