We welcome Father Jackson Colon to our Parish this weekend (August 3-4) as part of our Mission Appeal Weekend. He is a native of Haiti and an incardinated priest of the archdiocese of Chicago. He is a representative of the National Pontifical Mission Societies (The Society of the Propagation of Faith) in Haiti. He will preach at the Masses for the annual Co-op Missionary Appeal sharing his faith and the ministry and the mission of the church and soliciting financial support for the church in Haiti. Life, for most of the people in Haiti, has yet to return to normal, simply because they do not have the resources for even the most basic of daily needs. Father Colon’s country is experiencing the worst troubling times now after several natural disasters and tragedies struck Haiti in recent years.
We pray that you will reach out with your usual generosity to the church and the people of Haiti in a spirit of support, love and prayer. A second collection will be taken up for this mission. Donations can also be sent to the parish office if you are not able to do so at Mass this weekend.
This collection is taken up annually in each parish of the archdiocese of Chicago to assist a number of missionary endeavors throughout the world. Please be generous in assisting the missionary work of the church in Haiti through your contribution to the mission Co-operative collection.”