Last November 11, Our Lady of Hope hosted our first Parish Day of Service by providing over 160 filled Christmas stockings for our troops and veterans. This wonderful event brought families together in a spirit of giving and volunteerism. Your support for this event was key in ensuring its success and brought joy to our troops, veterans and our own parish families.
This Lent, Fr. Saunders will provide our parish community with another Day of Service, an opportunity to sacrifice by giving of our time, talent, and treasure. Our Lady of Hope will be hosting a Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) Helping Hands Meal Packing event on Saturday, April 13, in coordination with CRS and Rise Against Hunger. Our goal is to pack at least 15,000 nutritious meal packs for the vulnerable people of Burkina Faso, a poor country in West Africa where 1 out of 5 people experience food insecurity. If Burkina Faso sounds mildly familiar to you, it may be because of news that Pope Francis recently elevated Rev. Theophile Nare, a parochial vicar at St. John the Evangelist in Warrenton, to be bishop of the Kaya diocese in Burkina Faso.
We can’t meet our goal without your help. By giving to Our Lady of Hope’s Lenten Family Day of Service, at a cost of 50 cents per pack, you’ll help us provide nutritious meal packs to be distributed through Catholic Relief Services.
Thank you in advance for your sponsorship! May God bless you for your generosity and concern for our poor brothers and sisters in Burkina Faso. Please feel free to contact Lisa Orosa with any questions and concerns.
Click to donate, or bring your check or cash donation to the Parish Office.