A HEARTFELT THANK YOU!
Our Holy Disciples Community of parishioners donated $11,100.00 to our Lenten Rice Bowl Program! Your generosity is incredible. Due to that generosity, some of our most vulnerable and marginalized families living in developing countries will benefit. Education in agriculture techniques, nutrition, early childhood education and so much more can be provided.
This aid is so desperately needed now, more than ever before as so many have lost so much due to the Covid-19 pandemic loss of crops due to climate change and conflict.
In India, right now, there is a humanitarian crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The news’ reports and photos of the thousands of women, men and children suffering is heartbreaking. We ask, “What can we do?” Please read these words from Pope Francis and add your voice to support his plea.
"Today, in this time of darkness and uncertainty about the pandemic, several lights of hope appear, such as vaccine discoveries. But for these lights to illuminate and bring hope to the whole world, they must be available to all. We cannot let closed nationalisms prevent us from living as the true human family that we are. Nor can we let the virus of radical individualism win us over and make us indifferent to the suffering of other brothers and sisters. I cannot put myself before others, putting the laws of the market and invention patents above the laws of love and the health of humanity. I ask everyone: state leaders, businesses, to international organizations, to promote cooperation and not competition, and to seek a solution for all."
~ Pope Francis