- Community Answers Needs Network
organization that helps individuals/families in need
and connects them with the appropriate agencies or
charitable organizations to help them.
call (585) 335-6973 for more information
is a movement that, through a method of its own tries
to, and through God's grace manager to; enable the
essential realities of the Christian to come to life
in the uniqueness, originality, and creativity of
each person. In becoming aware of their potential
and while accepting their limitations they exercise
their freedom by their conviction, strengthen their
will with their decision, to propitiate friendship
in virtue of their constancy in both their personal
and community life.
Golden Agers meet the first Friday of each month,
11:30 am at Sacred Heart, Perkinsville for Mass, social
activities and a delicious lunch.
to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant
pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven and some
of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature
on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights
of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order
is still true to its founding principles of charity,
unity and fraternity.
more information on the local chapter of the Knights
of Columbus, please call Tom Recktenwald at (585)
Vincent de Paul Society
by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul,
a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to
join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person
service to those who are needy and suffering in the
tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric
Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (or "Vincentians")
are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by
offering person-to-person service to individuals in
need. We are young and old. Our members come from
every shade of skin color. Some of us are wealthy,
some are financially poor, but all of us are blessed
with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent
or treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and
sisters in need.
more information, call (585) 728-5192.
Kenya Outreach Ministry -
St. Josephine Bakhita Secondary School
by doing what is necessary, then what is possible
- and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
These words of St. Francis reflect perfectly the
experience of our Kenya School Project.
in 2008, when a small group of us became aware of
the great need for a local, affordable secondary school
in the rural community of Gitare, Kenya, we wanted
to help. It was a daunting task to take on - but it
seemed possible if we built the school in phases,
over as many years as it would take to raise the necessary
funds. We enlisted the collaboration and oversight
of the Diocese of Nakuru in Kenya and launched an
appeal for support to our Holy Family parishioners.
Our dream quickly caught fire - and soon many, in
both our parish and in the broader communities beyond,
joined us in this venture.
suddenly YOU are doing the impossible! In just
five years, we've purchased the land; built four classrooms,
entrance ways, restrooms, meeting and storage rooms,
a water tank and distribution system, and administration
offices; purchased student desks and chairs; and beginning
in 2011, enrolled a new grade level of students each
year. 2014 will bring at least forty more young people,
completing the four grade levels - and will also bring
us to our first graduation!
invite you to continue partnering with us in this
"Impossible Dream" as we move this year
into Phase IV: building and fully equipping a science
lab which will meet Kenya's educational requirements.
Your prayers and financial contributions are deeply
appreciated by the students and their families, who
know that education is the key that can unlock their
full potential and forever enrich their lives.
hundred percent of your tax-deductible contribution
will be used for this project. Please make your check
payable to Holy Family Catholic Community with Kenya
School Project noted on the memo line. May God bless
the website: www.hfccstjosephine.org
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