Thursday, December 20, 2012

Here's a way to help...

Monsignor Weiss & Fr. Luke Suarez
Sitting at home, watching the tragedy in Newtown is heartbreaking. I feel so helpless, yet have an overpowering desire to help. There is nothing worse than the feeling that you can do NOTHING. We have donated money to the families, but it just doesn't feel like enough. Today, thanks to my wonderful home schooling family circle, I have found a way to express my thoughts and prayers to both the families and these two Catholic Priests.

Ten of the twenty people killed were from their parish, St. Rose of Lima. (Here is an article about Monsignor Weiss and the families.) Fr. Suarez's sister, a Catholic Homeschool mother, wrote a message on her Facebook page asking for prayers for her brother and the families. If you don't have a Facebook account, (neither do I) you can read her message at Totus Tuus Family & Catholic Homeschooling blog. She has given those of us who live on the opposite end of the map a way to help, personally.

I know how hard it is to even think about what those families are going through, let alone read another tear-jerking article about the tragedy, but they do need all the love, prayer and support they can get. So for those of you who choose not to read the message, a have placed the addresses below to send a family Christmas card or a personal message to both the families and St. Rose of Lima Parish. Fr. Weiss's sister stated, "All he asks for is prayers." A simple holiday card letting them know you are praying for them, gives them more strength to support the grieving families in their time of need. They have both expressed how much the prayers have kept them strong. Here are the addresses....

The United States Postal Service has opened a PO Box for those who wish to send their regards to the families.

Messages of Condolence for Newtown
PO Box 3700
Newtown, CT 06470

St. Rose of Lima Parish
C/O Father Luke Suarez
46 Church Hill Rd.
Newtown, CT 06470

If you wish to donate money via check or Money Order-

'My Sandy Hook Family Fund'
c/o Wells Fargo Bank
26 Church Hill Road
Newtown, CT 06470


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