2018 Lenten Youth Project To Benefit St. John the Compassionate Mission

“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward them for what they have done."  -Proverbs 19:17

JOHNSTOWN, PA --   With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory, the National Junior ACRY, as in previous years, calls upon all to aid in the Mission of our Diocesan Apostolate of Saint John the Compassionate, in the inner city of Toronto, Ontario. The National Junior ACRY hears the call from the words of Saint John and invites everyone to help fulfill the command to love in action.

Members of the Junior ACRY visited the Mission this past summer and witness Christ’s love, which labors through the Mission ministering to the needs of others.  Last year’s donation from the National ACRY together with a matching grant from the John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation was hand delivered by President Alexa Fitzgerald to Paul Tadros, Prior of the Mission, on behalf of all who donated to the Lenten Youth Project.  The Project with the aid of a matching grant from the John C. Kulis Foundation raised $22,365.00 for the Mission last year.

Roberto Ubertino who leads the Mission along with the staff and volunteers helps to provide assistance to those in need in the inner city. The Mission has continued to provide meals, job training, spiritual counsel and education to all those in need to a great extent because of the generous contributions made by individuals and organizations.  This mission continues to grow with the recent expansion into the Scarborough area and Saint Xenia House in the downtown area.

The Mission needs support from those who can offer their 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 and to expand in areas that are not being aided. You can visit the Mission’s website for detailed information on its many ministries: www.stjohnsmission.org

The National Juniors invites 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.  The John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation is again offering matching funds up to $10,000 to this project.  So please help with your kind donations.

Parishes 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 social time. 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 until June 01. By God’s mercy a trip will be planned to the Mission for this summer, so that the funds raised by the project will be hand delivered to the Mission.

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