Posted By Colleen Moran on August 21, 2014
Dear Friars, Sisters, and Friar Suppliers,
Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, pray for us!
It’s the middle of summer and I’m sure you are all saying to yourselves that sum- mer is going too fast; it’s already half over.
Before I begin this newsletter, I must bring your attention to a very important detail. Please, please, please, mail your donations only to 108 N Greene Ave Lindenhurst, NY 11757. This is Eileen Garbe’s address. She is our bookkeeper. Eileen gives us a report every month and we see all donations. Please do not mail donations to Joan and Charlie. You will run the risk of it getting lost! Also, al-ways make checks out to “Friar Suppliers” because we are a tax-exempt organization. Personalized checks cannot be deposited into Friar Suppliers. Thank you. Thank you, Thank you!!
The Friars and sisters have been very busy running summer camps for kids in the city, working in their missions, visiting family, adjusting to new changes since Fr. John Paul took over as community servant, re- treats, and preparing for Final Vows which will be Sunday, July 27th at Our Lady of Good Council Church, 230 E 90th St. (between 2nd –3rd Ave.) at 2:30 PM. We congratulate: Br Oisin, Br. Xavier, Br Stephen, Br Malachy, Br. Joseph Michael, Br. Seamus, Br. Mark-Mary, and Br. Angelus. Final vows means that these Brothers have discerned that they are ready to make a life commitment to the religious life as Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Isn’t this wonderful!!! We are so grateful for their vocations and all they do for the church, and the poor they serve. God bless you Brothers!!!
Everyone,please know that all are welcome to attend the Mass of Celebration and the reception immediately following. There is ample parking in the garage across the street for only $10.00. Just get your parking ticket stamped at the front door of the church. Charlie and I plan on going; we hope to see some of you there.
Thank you to all the volunteers who help us each month with shopping, unloading, sorting, packing, reloading food for the Friars and Sisters. We all look forward to the day because it is fun to spend time with a few brothers and sisters who come out to help.
Thank you everyone who helped bake protein granola bars for Haiti. They were very much needed and appreciated by all the hungry kids and parents who we treated in the clinic. Some of the families walked for two days to come to the clinic and were very tired and hungry. The protein granola bars were nourishing, tasty and satisfy- ing. We carried 3 suitcase of them with us on the plane. The rest Charlie shipped in a barrel. We are waiting to hear if they arrived in good shape. If they did, we will be able to do this baking project again from time to time.
The Friar Suppler Annual Picnic will be Sunday Sept. 14th. Mark your calendar. A flyer with details and directions will be in the Sept. newsletter. August is a good time to shop for school supplies in cheap places like Walmart and Target. There are almost 700 kids at school in Haiti who desperately need school sup- plies. You can bring them to the picnic on Sept 14th. Or drop them off here at any time at our house: 583 S7th St. Linden- hurst, NY 11757. The school children need pens, pencils, black & white note- books, crayons, chalk and backpacks
Here is a list of items we also send to Haiti:
Fabric, yarn, thread, sewing supplies, summer clothing, flip-flops, sandals, pots and pans, kitchen utensils, tools, Acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Motrin), Naproxen (Aleve), multi-vitamins for prenatal, kids, and adults, antibacterial soap bars, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Matchbox cars, clean beanie babies, hair holders, barrettes, stickers, lollipops, jump ropes and small rubber balls. Please do not give us books or holy cards because Haitians only speak Creole.
The Friars and Sisters are always in need of cars or vans if you would like to donate. Because they always use old donated vehicles, they run them into the ground very quickly and frequently need to be replaced. Please remember them when you are replacing your old jalope!
Jesus, We trust in You
Joan & Charlie Moran Eileen & Rich Garbe