Project St. Patrick is a joint Catholic Action program of the AOH and LAOH. Its purpose is to support seminarians and women religious both spiritually and financially as they prepare for their vows. Contributions from the Memorial cards are given to these young future leaders of our Church in the form of scholarships and grants for continuing education and retreats. This year with $35,000 in your donations, you helped 129 young men and 13 young women with grants. Here are some of the blessed recipients.
One young man said he needed new reading glasses for his classroom studies. Some need aid to pay for gas as they travel around the parish in beat up cars. Some need prescriptions for personal health needs. They are older now, a lot with good undergrad degrees like Colleen who went to Notre Dame and is getting her Masters in Theology in Montana. Many come from Africa, Philippines, Poland … and have no family nearby to help them with their needs or support. They are the gift to us, and we should be helping them to build up our Church.
Can we do more to help these future leaders? Send a Memorial card to a dear one and help the building up of our Church at the same time. Thanks so much for your donations.
LAOH and AOH Chairs Lynn Burkart and Ed Wallace