Current Events


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.

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 Acogida). 

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.

Founding Year

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.