Marilyn and Jim Kott

About Marilyn and Jim

Jim and Marilyn Kott

Marilyn and Jim Kott are serving the US Catholic Church in Brazil as Maryknoll Lay Missioners.  They are currently engaged in mission in four São Paulo prisons and a homeless ministry.  They minister to both men and women on the streets and in the prisons.  Their ministries provide the incarcerated and homeless with quality human contact and chance to think, pray, and reflect on God’s presence in their lives. They also teach a basic English class in one of the prisons, using Gospel Values.  Their class provides a positive environment and a confidence builder for their students.


Your donation to Marilyn and Jim's Ministry Account will support their mission in two ways.  


Half of all donations will go directly to enhancing their ministry by funding reading materials and English language teaching materials for female and male prisoners in Sao Pualo's overcrowded prison system.  These include English books and magazines, Bibles, prayer books/cards, writing paper and pens, and fund travel to a Men's Prison four hours outside of Sao Paulo.


The other half of your donation will go to supportiing Jim and Marilyn in mission through a direct finacial contibution to Maryknoll Lay Missioners and their mission of creating a more just and compassionate world.



Please join them in mission with your prayers and finacial support.  Thank You so much!

About Maryknoll Lay Missioners

Maryknoll Lay Missioners is a Catholic organization inspired by the mission of Jesus to live and work with poor communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas, responding to basic needs and helping to create a more just and compassionate world.  Please click here to read more about the organization.


Please keep Jim and Marilyn, and all our lay missioners, in your prayers as they serve in ministry to which God is calling them.  And click here  if you would like to request prayers in our virtual chapel.


If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation below, we will use your contribution to support the expenses of Jim and Marilyn while in the field, as well as the other Maryknoll Lay Missioners.  (Please enter any special intentions in the "Additional Comments" box at the bottom of the page.)


Our work would be impossible without the prayers and financial support of our donors. Together – donors and lay missioners – we witness and proclaim the Gospel by responding to basic needs and helping to create a more just and compassionate world. We are drawn together to cross boundaries and build community with those we serve around the world. THANK YOU for making a difference in thousands of lives!



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If you prefer to mail a check, please send your donation to Maryknoll Lay Missioners, P. O. Box 307, Maryknoll, NY 10545 and include the name of the missioner(s) you would like to support on the check's memo line.

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