The 3rd Annual Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast

Father Andre Mahanna and Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez invite clergy and friends to the 3rd Annual Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast With honorary guests from the P.L.A.C.E. Initiative*

Updates and proactive plans to address the plight of persecuted Christians and minorities in the Middle East and throughout the world
Come and find out how you can make a difference: Read more

Prayer: National Novena for our Nation

The time is now to call upon God, through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary, to heal our country and return it to holiness. Read more

Christmas Gift Distribution 2016 – Third Phase


Title of the Event: Gift Distribution Ceremony for the Catholic Iraqi Refugees
Church Organization Served: Chaldean Catholic Church
Location: Sed El Baouchrieh of Beirut Lebanon
Date: January 14, 2017

On January 14th 2017 St. Rafka Mission of Hope and Mercy (a.k.a “The Apostolate of Our Lady of Hope”) had its third phase of the 2016 Christmas Gift Distribution. This third phase was focused on delivering gifts to the children of the Chaldean Catholic Church located in Sed El Baouchrieh of Beirut, Lebanon. There were more than 900 children present along with their parents to receive their awaited Christmas gifts providing them a breath of hope and joy. Read more…

Gift Distribution Ceremony for the Catholic Iraqi Refugees

MJV_4203Date:  January 11, 2017 in Nabaa Region of Beirut Lebanon
Location: Beirut-Nabaa Lebanese Educational School (المدرسة التربوية اللبنانية)
Number of Children: 487

Today St Rafka Mission of Hope and Mercy (Also Known by the Name:  The Apostolate of Our Lady of Hope) second destination was the Lebanese Educational School in Beirut-Nabaa.
At this location, 487 Iraqi children refugees, both girls and boys, between the ages of 5 years old to 16 years old, were thrilled and  surprisingly filled with joy when they started receiving  the Gifts of Hope and Mercy for Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017 from the hands of our volunteers: Joanne-Lee Mhanna, Elie Mhanna and Alain Aoun.  Read more…

Christmas Distribution 2016

img_4691Date: Saturday January 7th
Event: Gift Distribution Ceremony for the Catholic Syrian Refugees
Location: Beirut-Fanar Catholic Church of Saints Sarah and Bahnam (martyrs of early third century)
Number of Children: 30

The  Syrian Children Refugees in Beirut-Fanar were very thrilled today to receive from Saint Rafka Mission of Hope and Mercy, Denver Colorado, U.S.A Christmas gifts which brought joy and hope to their hearts on this day. Read more…

St Rafka Mission of Hope & Mercy partners with Interstate Roofing Co. for Homeless Clothing Distribution in Denver Colorado during Major Snow Storm

This past weekend the Denver area experienced its first taste of severe winter weather with almost a foot of snowfall and plummeting temperatures.  Conditions were deplorable for those without adequate housing and clothing.   In response to the winter storm last weekend, St. Rafka Apostolate of Hope and Me rcy, along with Interstate Roofing were…