HAPPENING - Angels on a Mission

Guatemala Mission Team

 

 

HAPPENING

Angels on a Mission

 

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Thank You for your Prayers and Support!!!!

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DONATIONS NEEDED FOR MISSION TRIP

T shirts and underwear for boys and girls in the first through fourth grade, are desperately needed. Baskets will be placed in the back of all three of our parishes.  Thank you for your support!

 

 

2017 Mission Team and Benefit Concert

Please come and meet the Team at our first BENEFIT CONCERT which will be held Friday, May 26th at 7 pm at Saint  Anthony Church. Toby Andrews and  company will be celebrating in music and song all the accomplishments that have come to fruition over the last three years of  mission work.  We will begin the evening with a wine and cheese reception in the courtyard from 6:30pm - 7 pm. Concert tickets will be available at the rectory beginning Tuesday,  May 2nd;  Free will offering will be accepted.  Doors opens at 6:30 pm. There are only 200 tickets  available.

 

 

MISSION TRIP UPDATES

Many of our Parishioners have asked what they can do to  support our July Mission Trip to Guatemala?  After three years of mission work the most important help you can give us is a monetary Gift.   Please have checks made out to St. Anthony’s Church, with Mission Tripwritten in the memo section.  I want to explain why.  While so many people responded to the clothing and sneaker drive, the largest problem was transporting them to our destinations in the 24 suit cases it required.   It was only in Guatemala that we realized that our American dollar can go even further in a Walmart in Guatemala City. So this year we are asking you to consider  a few options:

 

1. Please support the concert on May 26th at Saint Anthony, please see other announcement.

 

2. Join us at our Pasta Dinner, Saturday June 24th.  at St. Anthony’s Parish Center.  A table of 8 can be reserved under your name. Tickets will be on sale in the upcoming week. See Gian Perotta for more information. Also, Fr. Mark will be making his famous Tortellini All’Amatricina.

 

3. Yes you can donate clothing, underwear, socks, or any other clothing for ages 5, 6, 7 or 8 year old boy or girl.  School supplies are welcome.  These items  will be shipped in the middle of June and will arrive for our visit in July.. All donations need to be at the parish by the weekend of June 15th.

 

4. Monetary donations will go to support our trip, as well as provide scholarships to students at the school. We learned that many children are kept home from school because families cannot afford the school registration fee, and that is very sad.

 

Thank you for your kind and continued support.

 

PASTA DINNER FOR MISSION TRIP

The Guatemala Mission Team also known as “The Happening” will be hosting a Pasta Dinner on Saturday, June 24th in the Parish Center. There will be soup, salad, pasta, meatballs, and dessert. Light entertainment and raffle prizes will be available. This is a great chance to meet the Mission Team. Guests are allowed to choose their preferred arrival time.  Arrival times are 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm.  The dinner will conclude promptly at 8pm.  Tickets are $10 per person or $30 for a family (2adults and children under 12).  Tickets will be available after all masses this weekend. You can contact Gian Perrotta at gpmail98@gmail.com or 401-353-5216 for ticket inquires.

 

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Our 2017 Guatemala mission Team is in place!

 

Let me introduce you to one of our Team members Ann Marie Vacca. She writes.....

 

Having someone in my life I can look up to, that I know will guide me in the correct direction is a true blessing. My brother Ernie attended the Guatemala trip two years ago, and he came out a changed person. My brother and I are two completely different people yet are touched by the same values. Ernie inspired me to be a part of this beautiful opportunity, not only to benefit myself but help those who struggle each and every day. ​From this trip I hope to get a better understanding of what poverty and struggle truly means. In this day and age especially people who live in our community are blessed with so much such as houses, food, clean water, and clothing, unlike places in Central and South America who struggle to get food on the table each night for their family. I hope to truly understand the meaning of poverty by attending this trip so I learn to not take anything I have for granted. Though I am a very organized person and take pride in managing my school work, my job, and playing my music, I put the most important things first, and this trip will be one of my first priorities. In my high school I am involved in the best buddies program, and I take special pride in my relationships with the special needs children. These kids fill my heart every day and by attending this trip I believe my personal and spiritual journey will expand by meeting more children in need of extra love. I have been playing guitar for almost nine years and singing seriously for three years. By sharing these special talents it may bring joy to the kids in Guatemala, because that is my main goal, just to bring happiness to those children. Hopefully I can share what I am passionate about with them. I have traveled several times abroad and experienced different cultures, which is why I am not concerned or fearful about this trip. I have complete trust in God that he will protect us through this trip because he is guiding us follow in his footsteps and make sure these kids are not forgotten. Overall I am so excited to have this opportunity to apply for this experience, and hopeful I will be lucky enough to participate and share my heart with Guatemala.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

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ROSARIO CHILDREN’S FUND

Profits from this year’s Saint Anthony Feast which Youth Ministry volunteers raised were contributed to the construction of a playground for the children of the primary schoolhouse in the village of Rosario, Guatemala.  The families from the village are so grateful since public funds for such needs are almost non - existent.  A playground outside the school in an area where the children usually play with old car tires propped in the bare ground is the latest project.

CLOTHING DRIVE FOR THE VILLAGE OF ROSARIO: 

UPDATE

Last weekend members of the Youth Ministry along with Confirmation candidates sorted the clothing donations for the children in the Village of Rosario.  After a quick count we determined that there was approximately 1,200 articles of clothing donated!  We are extremely pleased with this result and we know the children will be too.  This clothing drive has been a great success!  A special thanks to the parishioners of all three parishes along with parishioners of Saint Mary Church in Pawtucket and Saint Edward Church in Pawtucket.  Your generosity is overwhelming and the results prove it!  There will be updates to our website with pictures of the sorting process, and eventually as they become available, the children receiving the clothing.  Please visit facebook.com/Angels-on-a-Mission-RI.  

 

The children and the Zoo

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The Children Receive Christmas

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"Truely I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest ini the kingdom of heaven.  Whoever welcoimes one such child in my name welcomes me."

Matthew 18:3-5