Donate to My Mission Projects Fund

When I retired, in partnership with a friend of mine, I opened a special checking account for charitable giving. We both put money into it regularly. When I make extra money doing things like giving priest retreats/convocations and conducting parish missions, I put the money into that account. He puts money in monthly. It is called the R J MISSION PROJECTS FUND. 
Out of that account, we fund mission projects down in the Caribbean islands, maninly in the Diocese of Kingstown in the country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. (1) We printed 1000 bookmarks for a Bible Study initiative and prayer cards for the evangelization initiative. (2) We are working on publishing a Caribbean hymnal. (3) We raised the funds to purchase 2 - 16 passenger diesel vans for two of their parishes: St. Benedict and Corpus Christi. These vans, which were sorely needed, cost @US$47,000 each due to a 50% import tax. (4) We are working on sponsoring seven youth and one priest to attend WORLD YOUTH DAY in Krakow, Poland, in July, 2016. (5) We have conducted two permanent deacon discernment retreats, given them all embossed journals, matching Bibles and a book about how Catholics read the Bible. (6) We purchased a set of new vestments (red, green, purple and rose) for episcopal ceremonies at the Cathedral with five matching deacon stoles. For the new bishop we have bought him a white decorated mitre for his episcopal ordination and a cope. (6) At the request of the former bishop, Bishop Gordon, we also purchased a new car for the new bishop, Bishop County. (7) We have made a significant contribution to one of the Sisters' online course from Dayton University. (8) We have a pledge of $10,000 toward the purchase and maintenance of an outboard motor for the three islands served by Fathers Rex and Edmundo. Not bad for the first ten  months! 
We also buy coats, used computers and cell phones, telephone calling cards and fund other needs of the international and Glenmary Home Missioner seminarians at Saint Meinrad Seminary. Recently, we sent a Mexican seminarian home to visit his mother after three years, using frequent flyer miles that I had accumulated from doing priest retreats. A few years ago, I even bought some chicken coops for a monastery in Togo, Africa, as an ordination present to one of their monks who attended St. Meinrad Seminary. 
I personally volunteered on the island of St. Vincent for Holy Week at the end of March and the first of April 2015. I went down again December 7-15, 2015 to present the keys to the first van, lead a permanent deacon discernment retreat and preside and preach at St. John Church in Mesopotamia. February 17-25, 2016, I will go back to attend the episcopal ordination of Bishop-Elect Gerard County on February 20, to lead another permanent discernment retreat and deliver the keys to the second van to the Corpus Christi Church community, as well as preside and preach at their Sunday Mass. I gave the priest/deacon retreat earlier this year at which I announced the foundation of my new Catholic Second Wind Program. I will hopefully go down many times afterwards. Click here to view or download a brochure about the needs of the Diocese of Kingstown. 
Maybe you would like to help with some of these projects as well, either by donating frequent flyer miles/points or donating a few dollars once in a while? Air miles will be used to help international seminary students and volunteers who wish to work in the Caribbean missions mentioned above. Money donated will help with these projects as well.
If you want to fund our island ministry projects make your tax deductible donation by check made out to:
St. Bartholomew Catholic Church - SVG Mission Fund

Mail it to me at:
Rev. J. Ronald Knott
1271 Parkway Gardens Ct. #106
Louisville KY 40217

You will receive a letter of acknowledgment of your gift.
If you want to send the donation directly to St. Bartholomew, contact me.
If you want to fund our projects with international seminarians you may do so by credit card or check: 
  • make a donation by check to me. (not tax deductible) Make checks payable to: Rev. Ronald Knott with "RJ Mission Projects" in the "For..." space. Mail it to:
Rev. J. Ronald Knott
1271 Parkway Gardens Ct. #106
Louisville KY 40217
  • make a donation by credit card through GoFundMe.com. (not tax deductible) Click on this link. R J Mission ProjectsFor information about security and safety for these donations click HERE

To Donate Frequent Flyer Miles: 
I can accept gift miles or transferred miles from American, Delta and United frequent flyer programs. Contact me (use the form at the bottom of the page) to get my account number. All airlines charge a processing fee and a per-mile rate. Learn more by clicking the following links.