Lenten Project 2020 is for people of Haiti, where Passionists have a community. As the church still remains closed By direction of Archbishop Aupetit/ Civil Authority, public services, due to Covid 19, no collections are taken during Mass.
ADP online donations and cheques have been received during those past weeks & are wonderful. Lenten Project collections will resume when you are back with us:
If you wish to participate on line, you can make a transfer using this link :"Donations to St Joseph";
Lenten Project 2020 for Haiti. Many thanks for your donations up to 8 March (€7.336,29):
First Week-end 1 March : 5070,47€
Second Week-end 8 March: 2265,82€
12 Jan 2010 the devastating earthquake occurred. On 10th Anniversary, we will be able to work with Passionists on the ground.
Fr Rick, C.P. is both a priest and a doctor. He created the St Luke Foundation for Haiti.
St Joseph’s has reached out before to Haiti and some of our parishioners who lived there for four years have agreed to assist & speak at week-end Masses.
Fr Rick Frechette in Haiti wrote 12 Feb.:
Thanks for your message and willingness to open your parish community to us. I created the St Luke Foundation 20 years ago. There are no paid fundraisers for St Luke Foundation, only word of mouth and involvement like your Lenten Project. I do my own work on the streets and margins, medical and emergency, ministry and community development. We need to buy $ 65,000 in medicines each month. A lot of these are for trauma, gunshot injuries, burns and accidents. Each month we depend on donations. This is how we would like to apply your Lenten Project, subsidizing healthcare for the very poor who are in ‘extremis’.
To contribute to the Lenten Project:
- A collection at Lent weekend Mass after Communion until and including Easter Sunday, by cash, or a cheque written to ‘St Joseph’s Church’ for Lenten Project, can be put in this collection or sent to St Joseph’s Parish Office.
- A.D.P. – a cheque to ‘St Joseph’s Church A.D.P.’ for the Lenten Project can be put in collection after Communion or sent to the Parish Office. French Tax benefit applies.
- The amount raised by Mardi Gras on 22nd February will be put to the Lenten Project.
- Shrine Candle money in Lent will go to the Lenten Project.