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Parishioners at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, a catholic parish located in Buckingham, PA, recently donated more than $50,000 to two important organizations. Parishioners donated almost $20,000 to the Little Sisters of the Poor and more than $30,000 to St. Anne’s Parish/St. John Bosco School in Haiti.
“The Holy Spirit is alive and working within our parishioners at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Even amidst the heartaches we are facing as a church, our parishioners believe in helping others and assisting these two organizations that have been long-supported by our parish,” comments Rev. Monsignor Joseph P. Gentili, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
The Little Sisters of the Poor have been caring for the elderly poor since 1839. Each year, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church takes up a collection at Mass to support this important charity. The Little Sisters recently won their Supreme Court case that challenged Obamacare’s requirement that nonprofit employers offer employee health insurance coverage that includes abortion-inducing drugs and devices.
In late September, Father Mubakanda Bavon-Marie from St. Anne Parish/St. John Bosco School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, spoke at all weekend Masses about his work in Haiti. The church and school are located in the mountain village of Boise de Laurence in Haiti with a scattered agrarian population of about 20,000. OLG has been providing support through mission trips, donations of supplies, over-the-counter medicine and money for many years to this catholic community and is planning another mission trip in April 2019.
In June of 2000, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that a new parish would be built to serve the thriving Catholic population in Central Bucks County, Pennsylvania. That summer, approximately 1,500 families from Buckingham responded by gathering for the official founding of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. Today, Our Lady of Guadalupe has more than 2,700 registered families. The church was completed in 2011 and the Parish Life Center in 2017. To learn more about this vibrant parish dedicated to growing disciples and making church matter see: www.olguadalupe.org.
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