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|January 25, 2012||Filled under releases, United States||
The Children Helping Children program helps American children make a positive connection with children in India and Latin America. The program has raised over $400,000 to support the global mission and ministry of the School Sisters of St. Francis.
Milwaukee–The School Sisters of St. Francis, an international community of Catholic sisters based in Milwaukee, Wis., are using a simple, grassroots program to make a major global impact on the lives of children and families. The Children Helping Children program is aimed at making children aware of realities that face their peers in other countries.
Held each year in the late winter and early spring, Children Helping Children has been used by Catholic schools around the country as a way for grade school students to reflect on the meaning of the season of Lent; as a tool to spread global awareness; and as an important and meaningful fundraising project.
Over the last 20 years, children participating in this program have carried out small projects like craft fairs, carnivals, competitions, and awareness campaigns to raise money to help children their own age. By doing extra chores and making small sacrifices, the pennies and dimes donated by students have amounted to more than $400,000. These funds have played an important role in bringing growth and sustainability to the School Sisters of St. Francis’ mission efforts throughout India and Latin America.
The program packet, consisting of a 10-minute video, supplementary brochures and reflections, can be used by schools, Christian formation classes, and families. The School Sisters of St. Francis invite and encourage all of the community’s friends, supporters, and alumni to become involved in 2012 and to serve as ambassadors for the program by encouraging parish school or Christian formation leaders and families to take part.
To find out more about the program, please contact Brenna Skelly at the School Sisters of St. Francis International Office of Development, via email: email@example.com or by phone: 414-385-5340. Learn more on the web at www.sssf.org/
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|December 8, 2011||Filled under daily releases||
|December 8, 2011||Filled under releases, United States, Wisconsin||
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Restored Hospitality of St. Julian Painting will be Loaned to the St. Francis Cathedral in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
On December 15, 2011, the recently restored painting: Hospitality of St. Julian, will be placed in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The Green Bay and De Pere Antiquarian Societyhttp://www.antiquariansocietygbdp.org is pleased to announce that this beautiful, historical work of art now known as “The Hospitality of St. Julian” will be on indefinite loan to the Green Bay Catholic Diocese Bishop Wysislo Center in downtown Green Bay, on the corner of Monroe and Walnut Street.
The placement of this piece of restored art http://www.antiquariansocietygbdp.org/
The painting, weighing close to 75 pounds, will be hung by a minimum of three men. The actual hanging process will take about 1 hour.
After the painting is hung, the story boards that were part of this painting exhibit at the Neville in 2009 will be placed on the adjoining wall space.
Father John Girotti will join the project after the 8:30 a.m. Mass. Tables of eight will be available for seating, and coffee will be served.
Representatives of the Green Bay and De Pere Antiquarian Society will be present to also document this historic placement of our painting.
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Visit: http://www.antiquariansocietygbdp.org for more information.
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