We are pleased to announce that our Collaborative Service Commission and POWIR committee have decided to sponsor a refugee family from Afghanistan. Once again, we will be partnering with Catholic Charities in this effort. This year Catholic Charities is collaborating with the Jewish Community Relations Council. Our brothers and sisters at Temple Beth Elohim of Wellesley will also be sponsoring a family and we are looking for creative ways to work together!

Our POWIR co-chairs Barbara Viechnicki and Barbara Weidlich will be looking for as much engagement as possible from parishioners. We implore you to lend a hand. We need your help for this important act of mercy.

Please let us know if you can provide your time and talent in one of these areas: Health/Dental, Education, Community/Employment or Housing/Furnishings. Our present priority is housing/furnishing. Please contact Mary Campion at mary.campion@sjspwellesley.org 

(We are not collecting clothing or furnishings at this time. A future announcement will be coming about monetary donations, food cards etc.)

We thank you for your continued prayers as we commit to Jesus’ invitation to ‘welcome the stranger’. 

Helping a Family from Afghanistan