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Next Departure: 2021

Fidesco USA has closed out this year’s departure group and will now focus on gathering candidates for a 2021 departure. Use the non-binding application found at the Volunteering with Us tab to let us know of your interest in a Fidesco service mission.

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Fidesco Information Webinar

On June 10 at 2 pm (EST), there will be a Fidesco Information Webinar for people who are considering a departure with Fidesco and the webinar is open for people from all over the world! Register for this free webinar at: webinarfidesco@yahoo.de . You will receive a link before it begins.

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Covid – 19 Information

In this period of confinement linked to the global COVID-19 epidemic, all Fidesco employees remain mobilized in the service of volunteers in the field. Here are some answers to the questions you may be asking yourself. Are volunteers continuing their mission? All our volunteers have a contract with the French government. In consultation with the […]

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2020 Candidates Discernment

This invitation-only Discernment gathering will be held in France this July. Send in your application NOW so that you may be included in this time of discerning one’s call to work with the poor at a Fidesco project site abroad.

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Heidi and Louis Hauguel go to Chile

Louis and Heidi will be serving orphans in Concepcion, Chile for the next two years. Taking their children on such a mission has been a desire that they have nurtured for many years and their support base extends to the United States. Their work will be to create workshops for children as well as fundraising […]

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2018 Send-Off Week in Paray-le-Monial

When 85 volunteers gathered for the final training session in France, all of the staff was present as well as many former volunteers and country coorespondants. Bishop Emmanuel Gobilliard, auxiliary bishop from Lyons, France, is the spiritual godfather of this group. In addition to the French nationals, volunteers from the Netherlands, Portugual, Germany and Poland […]

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Dominic and Margaret on mission

New volunteers: Dominic and Margaret with children Patrick and Caroline. Siloe Centre for the Blind, Limpopo, South Africa Our mission will be serving at the Siloe Centre for the Blind (http://www.siloecentre.co.za). It is a school and vocational center operated by a Polish congregation: the Franciscan Sisters Servants of the Cross. Some of the students at […]

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Mission Report time

As 2016 is just starting, I was looking back at the past year and all that happened for Fidesco USA. It started with a weekend of discernment and preparation for candidates in January in Larchmont near New York. After additional training in the spring, all candidates joined the worldwide training in Paray Le Monial (France) […]

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Send-off session in Paray

This year the send-off session for volunteers in Paray-le-Monial was very intensive. The american volunteers were fully integrated in the group. Katie and Luke are already at their mission, while Alexis and Pauline are preparing to leave soon.

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Dear friends,

As the world continues to deal with the pandemic of the Covid 19 virus, the

United States is now confronted with the virus of anti-Black Racism that permeates

the history of our country. How can we stop the spread and treat it? What is the cure?

Fidesco acknowledges this grave sin of white supremacy and recommit to our work

to fight for the equal dignity of all in every place where we serve—including the

lives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

May we not let God down!

We pray for all our sisters and brothers of color who are victims of racism and may

our actions bring about change for the better.

Sincerely,

The Board Members of Fidesco USA

                 “At the core of the virtue of solidarity is the pursuit of justice and peace.”

                                         (US Conference of Catholic Bishops)