Thanks to you, the Franciscan Friars of this Province have been able to assist the friars of ABVM Province providing direct help to those in need. A large number of immigrants from Central America, mostly women and children, sought help from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, Texas. Sacred Heart Parish is working in cooperation with Catholic Charities of Rio Grande Valley (Diocese of Brownsville) organizing efforts to assist the immigrants by providing food, clothing, showers, medical services and tent lodging for overnight stays. Approximately 6,000 people have passed through this parish and as many as 50-100 people continue to come each day.
“God has blessed us in many ways with countless number of volunteers from our local parishes as well as other parishes and non-Catholic churches and organizations throughout the United States. We are constantly being evangelized by these families and have experienced the face of God in thousands of ways,” says Fr. Thomas Luczak, OFM.
Thanks to your generosity, we are able to support this wonderful ministry.