CALENDAR YEAR AD 2010
In January 2010 there was a devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince,
Haiti. The MSIPII has concentrated all of its energies to helping
Haiti. We had a mission trip to the affected area and began working
with the Daughter of St. Vincent de Paul in a project for temporary
housing. We also began preparing a group of young missionaries for a
Mission trip to Cuba in the Summer.
CALENDAR YEAR AD 2009
During 2009 the MSIPII continued acquiring its legal status as an
organization. The 501(c)(3) Public Charity status was granted by the
US Federal Government. We applied for Sales Tax Exemption in the
State of Florida and it was granted. We received permission from the
US Department of Agriculture to solicit funds as a public charity. We did
our first fund-raising concert (Misión Esperanza), an Art Auction (La
Caridad Nos Une), and a cultural event (Herit-Sound) paid by a grant
from the Department of Cultural Affairs of Miami-Dade County. We
began working in the National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity (Misión
In August 2009, the MSIPII began Misión Abuelos in Havana with Fr.
Fernando de la Vega. We also began working with Fr. Tony Rodríguez
and the seminarians at San Carlos y San Ambriosio in Havana and
contributed to their Vocational Projects. We had two mission trips
to Cuba in 2009. One trip was dedicated to helping the sisters in
Santovenia, the other was the beginning of a Family Ministry Project ("Una
Sola Familia Cubana") with Bishop Arturo González and a Catholic Music
Project (Misión Esperanza) with Bishop Dionisio García and Fr.
Jorge Catasús in preparation for the IV Centenary of the finding and
presence of the statute of the Virgin of Charity in Cuba.
CALENDAR YEAR AD 2008
The Missionary Society John Paul II was
founded on the Feast of Divine Mercy, Sunday, March 30, 2008. During
2008 the MSIPII was incorporated in the State of Florida, applied for
501(c)(3) Public Charity status, applied for permission from the United
States Treasury Department for Travel to Cuba, did its firsts short-term
mission in Cuba, invited by Archbishop Juan García (Camagüey). We did
our first Evangelization Workshop, and began making
contacts for establishing international communities.