Cardinal Newman CSS has raised over $45 000 supporting our partners in Uganda, Haiti and Dominican Republic through the Pilgrimage: Walk with Christ over the by providing assistance with housing, medical assistance and educational needs. Pope Francis reminds us to open our hearts to others and to serve those who are most vulnerable. Join us and walk in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Global South on Sunday October 15th 2017. Let make a difference and do something!
FACT - We live in the rich North where we have more than enough –food, medicine clothing and housing. Much of our wealth, directly or indirectly, comes to us at the expense of the poor South –3/4 of the people in our world who live on only 20% of the world’s wealth and resources.
FACT - In the Dominican Republic, our Pilgrimage funds are directed to ADESJO (Association for the Development of San Jose de Ocoa) a non-governmental organization nurtured and directed by Fr. Luis Quinn. Our funds have assisted ADESJO in their holistic development by providing all citizens with the dignity of life through building schools, clinics, roads, homes and irrigation systems over the past forty years.
FACT - In Haiti, our Pilgrimage funds support St. Gabriel's Parish in Beau Séjour and Ste. Genevieve Parish, Haiti. When an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck Haiti in January 2010, St. Gabriel’s Parish was practically on top of its epicenter and suffered greatly. Our funds will assist in purchasing medical supplies and support the construction of a new school, a new road, a new rectory, as well as additional projects to assist the residents of Haiti.
The needs of Ste. Genevieve Parish and school are enormous. The first need is to build a kitchen that will be used to feed the two hundred students at the school.
FACT - In Uganda, our funds support the Kankobe Children’s Home. This is a Christian non-government organization which was established in 1989. The home takes care of 120 vulnerable orphan children. Funds are needed to renovate facilities, provide education, food, medicine, guidance, community, care and to arrange for adoption.
FACT - To develop the missionary spirit among the young, the Holy Childhood Association is present in schools and parishes in Canada as part of a worldwide network of “Children Helping Children”. Through the Pontifical Association of the Holy Childhood of Canada, which is the official charity of the HWCDSB, funds raised by the students in the Pilgrimage are shared with children in mission lands of the developing South.
We try to make a difference by becoming more aware and by walking the extra kilometer to raise funds for development in the Global South.