Lenten Project 2019: At Lenten weekend Masses, a collection will be taken after Holy Communion in support of the Lenten Project.
All money donated for shrine candles will also go to the Lenten Project.
Half of Lenten Project will continue our support for l’Oeuvre d’Orient in rebuilding for families returning home and children’s education in Iraq.
Other half will go to St Joseph’s Church to support major projects on the horizon. See Posters.
A word from Père Abouna Emmanuel (Iraq):
« I am from Mosul since generations and proud of my Christian origins in this beautiful town called Nineveh in the Old testament. Because of Daesh arrival, I had to flee with my parishioners, first in Qaraqosh where we had to be refugees in Erbil makeshift camps. During three years, simple priest, I learned the work of running a refugee camp, as I had been nominated by my bishop to look after Ashti Camp 1, one of the largest Christian camp.
After the liberation of Mosul, I started to come back in my town to see our church, my family home and had to assess the amount of damage …
Today, thanks to « l’Œuvre d ’Orient », I started to rebuilt our presbytery to be able to come back living in my dear home town of Mosul. At the same time, I am helping families willing to come back. So many houses have been destroyed: by fire, bombs, also emptied of their furniture. Thanks to your help, I am able to help and sustain families who wish to come back in the « second town of Iraq »