Since 2011, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish has sent nine Immersion Trip Groups to Haiti to build awareness, foster solidarity & raise funds for The Haitian Project. The Haitian Project, through its support of Louverture Cleary School (a tuition-free Catholic, co-educational secondary boarding school in Haiti), forms the future leaders of Haiti by providing a life-changing education to academically gifted youth in Haiti who otherwise could not afford to attend school. At Louverture Cleary, students in grades 7-13 receive rigorous Catholic education steeped in service.
Of the school’s 600 alumni, 90% are employed or in university in Haiti, earning 10-15 times the per capita income – ending poverty for themselves, their families, and contributing to their communities.
55th Annual Knights of Columbus Free Community Corn Boil
Sponsored by Father McCormick Council #3880
Safe Families for Children™ is a national movement of compassion that gives hope to families in crisis. Safe, loving homes are provided where parents may voluntarily have their children cared for while parents seek to restore stability in their lives. Dedication to family support, stabilization, and child abuse prevention is driven by responsibility for the well-being of children in our communities. Founded in 2002, Safe Families for Children network has provided essential extended-family relationships to nearly 1,000 children and families annually
G.K. Chesterton quipped, “The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.”
I’ve noticed that some of the most ardent evangelists in the world today are those who have fallen away from the Church or those with no faith at all. They are quick to tell others what they are against and with vigor it seems. If we are to share the Good News of Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection with a world most desperately in need, then we too have to become ardent evangelists. Love is the key to evangelization.
What is Love?
Who is my neighbor?
How do I share my faith?
How do I love my neighbor?
We will discuss these questions and find some practical ways to put God’s love into action in our lives and right in our own neighborhoods. Will you join me?
Pray for our parish & Diocesan priests in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament on the Feast Day of St. John Vianney