2014 Lenten Youth Project To Benefit St. John the Compassionate Mission
And if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted; then shall your light rise in darkness, and your darkness will be as the noon - Isaiah 58:10
JOHNSTOWN, PA -- With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory, the National Junior ACRY, as in previous years, has taken it upon itself to aid the Diocesan ministry of Saint John the Compassionate, located in the inner city of Toronto, Ontario. The National Junior ACRY has renewed its ongoing effort to assist in the work of Saint John the Compassionate. This renewed commitment was affirmed at the National Convention in Chicago this past summer.
One again members of the Junior ACRY had the opportunity to visit the Mission this past summer and experience the labors of love that take place there each and everyday. The donation from the National ACRY was hand delivered by National President Tim Paproski to Fr. Roberto on behalf of all who donated to the Lenten Project. The Project raised over $6,100.00 for the Mission last year.
The Very Reverend Father Roberto Ubertino who leads the mission along with the staff and volunteers helps provide assistance to those in need of the inner city of Toronto. The mission has continued to provide meals, job training, spiritual counsel and education to those in need in part because of the generous contributions made by individuals and organizations.
The mission needs support not only from those who donate their time and talents, but also from those who can offer financial support. This support is needed to insure that the programs of the Mission can continue to help transform the lives of those in need. You can visit the mission’s website for detailed information on its many ministries: www.stjohnsmission.org
The National Juniors once again are inviting individual chapters, parishes, church school classes and other parish organizations to aid in this endeavor of providing for the needs of others through this Diocesan mission during this season of Lent. This appeal is an opportunity to teach the lesson of our Lord’s in taking care of others in need.
You can help by holding an event or fund-raiser to provide funding for the mission. You can also have a collection box in the parish hall for use during your social time following the service. Special collection containers can be given out to families to have in their homes to use during Lent. Funds will be coordinated through Saints Peter & Paul ACRY in Windber, Pennsylvania.
Checks can be made out to Saints Peter & Paul ACRY Chapter 13, and sent to
141 Hoffman Farm Road,
Windber, PA 15963.
Please call Fr. Miles at 814.467.7444 if you have any questions. Funds can be sent in throughout the Great Fast and the Paschal Season. By God’s grace a trip is again being planned to the Mission for this coming summer that the funds raised by the project will be hand delivered to the Mission.