Posted By Colleen Moran on August 24, 2014
Dear Friars, Sisters, and Friar Suppliers,
Great and wonderful are God’s works: come, let us sing praise!
Horray!! It’s time for our annual Friar Supplier Picnic on Sunday, Sept. 14th. This is the one day a year that we get together to celebrate all that Friar Suppliers do for the Franciscans and Haiti. We hope you are all planning to come this year for a great day of fellowship, feasting, singing, praying, playing. If you have never come before, please consider coming. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet everyone and learn more about what Friar Suppliers do. Everyone is welcome. Bring your family and friends. Enclosed is our flyer with all the details and the directions on the back. Please bring enough food to feed your family and some extra to share with the Friars and Sisters. We will supply the barbecue grills, plastic plates, silverware, condiments, lemonade, ice tea, water, coffee, tea.
Please bring your favorite salads, fruits, meats, fish, heroes, pasta, pizza, favorite entrees, deserts, cannolis anyone??? Cookies, cake, ice cream, what ever you and your family would like to eat and share. Folding chairs and tables would be appreciated if you have them.
The Friars and sisters will bring their instruments and music. Everyone is welcome to jam with them. So, bring your instruments and music. Kids are invited to entertain as well.
At the picnic you will have the opportunity to meet many of the Friars and Sisters, including the incoming class of about 10 new postulants.
Do a “poverty check” at home and bring us “Stuff” you don’t need for us to send to Haiti. If you see good “stuff” on sale in the store; please think Haiti. What kind of stuff is useful? Tools, summer clothing, shoes, sandals, non-perishable food, medical supplies, over the counter drugs (not expired), toothpaste and brushes, soap, pots and pans, silverware, sheets, towels, suitcases, cell phones, computers, school supplies (black & white notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, folders, back packs), stickers, small beanie babies, hair holders, balls. Bring us only “stuff” in GOOD condition; the poor in Haiti do not need our garbage; they have plenty of garbage.
WE NEED HELP with setting up before the picnic on Saturday Sept. 13, and clean up on Monday and/or Tues after the picnic. Please CALL US if you are able to give us some of your time and energy. Call: 631-226-6060.
Charlie is already beginning to plan the next mission trip to Haiti January 2-10. Have you ever wanted to go on a mission trip? Now is the time! We need plumbers, electricians, carpenters and doctors. If you have a skill you think you can contribute, or you just want to help, than come with us to Haiti. Come see Jesus! It will change your life. I promise! You must be 18 or older. Call Charlie: 631-226-6060.
Thank you, thank you everyone who so faithfully contributes to Friar Suppliers. Our little organization does soooo much, because we multiply the good works of the Friars, Sisters and all the volunteers working together to support the Franciscans, their outreaches and the poor people in Haiti through the Little Brothers of St Terese. Many of you contribute to help the Franciscans. Many of you contribute to help our mission in Haiti. Many of you contribute to helping both. In fact many of you also sponsor individual people or families in Haiti. There are nine blind families who can’t work, who are sponsored by some of you and also some school children who’s families can’t afford to send them to school. I met them in June. It was a very humbling experience to hand them bags of food and which you provide for them weekly. They were so grateful. Their need is so great. You can’t possibly know how much good you are doing. Thank you all soooooo much. Please tell your family and friends about us and bring them to the Friar Supplier picnic on Sept 14th.
Jesus, We trust in You,
Joan & Charlie Moran Eileen & Rich Garbe