We are pleased to share with you that the 3 young adult men who came to Massachusetts from Afghanistan in January of 2022 are doing very well. One of them had some dental education in Afghanistan and his dream is to be a dental assistant. A big thank you to the Drs. Ali of Wellesley Dental group for the onsite educational opportunity they have been offering for several months now. They are also guiding him along the path to become a dental assistant and he is almost there.

The young man who loves to cook is working in a restaurant as an assistant in the kitchen and can now make salad, pasta and pizza. The third works in a grocery store while studying IT through a special program sponsored in part by Google. We are grateful to all 3 employers for their welcome of these 3 refugees.

We hear Jesus tell us in today’s Gospel to invite the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind to lunch or dinner. Jesus welcomed all and in a particular way, those on the margins. We are blessed to have the opportunity to journey with these 3 young refugees and help them feel welcome. We work through Catholic Charities in partnership with Jewish Vocational Services. Our program time with them will conclude sometime around January of 2023. In these last few months we will be working with them towards complete independence.

If you wish to support them, a grocery store gift card to Wegmans is much appreciated and can be turned in to Mary Campion at either parish office.

For more information please contact Mary Campion at mary.campion@sjspwellesley.org  781-235-0045 or 781-235-1060.

August 28: POWIR Update