Dear Saints Families,

Sunday March 14th, marked the Fourth Sunday of Lent.  As we continue our journey toward Easter, we would like to invite our school community to continue our tradition of service for others. This is a wonderful connection to our school wide focus of WWJD: What Would Jesus Do? Our school wide Lenten Mission project to serve others in need in our region is the Tiny Homes Project.

Tiny Homes Project

A Better Tent City: Tiny Homes is located on Lot 42 in Kitchener. It is currently the site of more than 50 structures constructed for the homeless community. This  project is possible through the grace of local donations and the work of people like Fr. Toby Collins, who is a tremendous support to this initiative. These homes have drastically changed the lives of our homeless community and restored a sense of dignity and self-worth for residents.

Take a few minutes to watch this powerful video of how local heroes have helped the homeless community in Kitchener-Waterloo. https://vimeo.com/486941338/b087a1c51a

Our Catholic faith calls us to help those in need. We believe when you view this video it will change the way you see the plight of our most vulnerable people. The video ends with this compelling quote “We are people who support our homeless brothers and sisters, while collectively tackling homelessness in practical ways. Help us evolve into an organization that drives social entrepreneurship, education, healing and change.”

Donations are urgently needed to support the construction of 10 new private, secure indoor living quarters and the costs of wiring and heating the outdoor cabins. You can donate through School Cash Online until March 30th. 

You are encouraged to learn more about this work by visiting this web site: http://stmarysrcchurch.ca/tiny-homes-for-a-better-tent-city-at-lot42/

Thank you for considering this very worthy cause.