On October 9, 2019 Pope Francis unveiled this new monument outside the Vatican ‘Angels Unaware’ by Canadian sculpture Timothy P. Schmaltz, encouraging compassion for refugees.

An exciting development occurred this week in POWIR news! The SJSP POWIR Group has partnered with St. Ignatius Parish to support the resettlement of two families in the Boston area who arrived on September 17 from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Honduras. The two families are living together in an apartment in Boston which St. Ignatius Parish secured and has begun to furnish. We need your help to facilitate a smooth integration into their new home. Please consider prayerfully supporting these families with your time and treasure.

Please visit our SignUp Genius page for a list of the families’ needs, including personal items (such as winter clothing and shoes), household items (paper goods and other items not covered by SNAP or other programs) and gifts of time and treasure (such as assistance with grocery shopping, dinner outings, weekend outings to explore the surrounding area, and simple morning walks in the neighborhood.)  Please sign up to help in any way that you able. If you are able to commit your time to the families, we will send a FAQ Email  with details regarding “introducing yourself”. (The Congolese family speaks French and the Honduran family Spanish, but these language skills aren’t required!)

Financial contributions are also needed to provide assistance with rent, utilities, and other material needs as these families move to self-sufficiency over the next six months. Financial donations can be submitted by check (made out to your parish with POWIR noted in the memo) in the weekly collection, at either parish office, or online.

Click Here to Sign Up for Opportunities to Help

Click Here to Make a Financial Donation


POWIR Update: An Exciting Development!