Holy Apostles Lent 2019

Love Flows Here

A water project for La Sagrada Familia

USE OUR GIFTS to SERVE OTHERS

A disciple gratefully acknowledges and uses gifts to bring joy and hope to others and to become who God created.

This Lent, we are providing an opportunity for you to USE YOUR GIFTS to serve 40 farmers and their families in Barrera, one of the outermost communities in the La Sagrada Familia parish territory.

This appeal will fund the construction of a water reservoir that is 171 feet long by 195 feet wide.  It will be 12 feet deep and hold 3.9 million gallons of water to provide a constant source of irrigation.

Cutting down trees to produce charcoal is the primary source of income for these farmers.  Once the water reservoir is in use, they will be able grow crops such as red globe grapes.  These are in high demand in the capital city of Santo Domingo and will yield great returns.

As the old Chinese proverb states: “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day.  If you teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Please prayerfully consider this appeal as part of your Lenten almsgiving.  Collection boxes and prayer cards are available to pick up in the Parish Center Lobby and on the wooden boxes at the church entrances.  Boxes are to be returned at all Masses on April 13th and 14th, which is Palm Sunday weekend.

 

Lenten Prayer

God, Father and Creator, we thank you for all the gifts you have given us, especially the gift of your Son. 

During this Holy season of Lent, help each one of us make the sacrifices that we need to change and grow and become the kind of people you created us to be.

Fill our hearts with love for you, and love for others, especially the last, lost, least, and lonely of our world.

Show us how to use the gifts you have given us to serve others in your name.  Continue to inspire us to show others how much your love flows from each one of us as we take our discipleship journeys together.

Amen

Last Published: April 2, 2019 1:47 PM
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