|Each year on Holy Thursday at the Mass of the Last Supper the collection is designated to be given to a special cause/concern in the HOLY LAND.|
St. Francis Parish community members are generous in supporting the special needs in the HOLY LAND. See the FORUM, the Parish weekly newsletter for collection information.
Holy Thursday Special Collections St. Francis has held in the past:
2016: Dominican Sisters in Iraq ... ... ...
2015: The Society of St. Yves in the Holy Land, a human rights organization in Jerusalem that works on behalf of the poor by representing them in the courts system.
2014: Pilgrims of Ibillin - in the Holy Land!
(In years past our St. Francis Parish Holy Thursday collection has gone to support a variety of organizations from a variety of continents. Our Parish Pastoral Team wants to return to consistently supporting the HOLY LAND on HOLY THURSDAY.)
2012: Life Straws (for people in Africa who don't have access to clean drinking water).
2011: Pro Mujer, which provides education and job training to women throughout Latin America
2010: Pilgrims of Ibillin
2009: Pilgrims of Ibillin
2006-2008: Help AIDS Survivors through the work of HARC (HIV/AIDS Resource Center) in Port au Prince Haiti through the work of The Commission of Women Victims for Victims (KOFAVIV), which serves victims of rape
2005: Help AIDS Survivors in Michigan through the work of HIV / AIDs Resource Center (H.A.R.C.) in Ann Arbor and/or Wellness House of Michigan in Detroit
2003-2004: Help AIDS Orphans in Africa through the work of Catholic Relief Services & Save Africa’s Children
2002: Safe House Domestic Violence Project
2001: Holy Family Ministries Camp
2000: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to Assist poor in Mozambique
For more information contact Scott Wright, Director of Parish Service + Justice Ministry Office, at swright [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or 821-2121.