2019 Lenten Almsiving
2019 Almsgiving Goal: $40,000.00
Alms received to date: $40,075.00
Your generosity brings hope and dignity to the people of Cuba. Together, we have reached our goal! Two more churches will be built in the Diocese of Bayamo-Manzanillo. The churches are far more than buildings. They are places of respite where the Cuban people find hope amidst the struggles of their daily lives. They are structures (small homes in many cases, dedicated with a room for the celebration of Eucharist). Within their walls, children gather for Mass, get something to eat, learn about their faith, then go out and play baseball. Within their walls, their grandparents celebrate Mass, too, and stay to talk about their grandchildren over a chess game. The Catholic Church growth model in Cuba is based on these small home missions. Saint Anne is excited to be a part of this effort. Fr. Rafal promises that he will send lots of pictures of his community, which will be housed in one of the new casas de mision.