Mission Appeal this August in NJ: Paterson Diocese – For Filipino Priests Studying in Rome

AUGUST 11-12, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)
ST.PETER THE APOSTLE PARISH
179 Baldwin Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054
tel. 973-334-2090
* Aug. 11 Sat.: 5:30 pm (English) and 7:00 pm (Spanish)
* Aug 12 Sun.: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 noon, 7:00 pm
(see map at bottom of page)

AUGUST 18-19, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)
ASSUMPTION PARISH
91 Maple Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
tel. 973-539-2141
* Aug. 18 Sat: 5:30 pm
* Aug 19 Sun.: 7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 12:15 noon
(No 5:30 pm Mass in August)
(see map at bottom of page)

To assure and enhance the solid formation of our lay faithful and clergy in the Philippines, a number of Filipino priests are regularly sent to Rome for graduate studies. After two to four years, they return to the Philippines to serve as Seminary Formators and in other specialized ministries of their respective dioceses, such as the Biblical Apostolate, Matrimonial Tribunal, Media Office, and so on.

They reside close to the Vatican, at the Pontifical Filipino College. This home in Rome is now 57 years old, and like the human body at that age, has suffered decades of wear and tear in faithful and humble service. We have embarked on renovation efforts, for our building to continue to provide a decent atmosphere for our Priests to pray, study and regain their strength after a day of lessons in the University or weekend ministry to Filipinos mostly working for Italian families.

Unfortunately, unlike the residences of rich countries, ours does not have regular funding from any source. We depend on the meager board and lodging fees of $9,000 per year (which we cannot increase, otherwise our Priests could not afford to come), and donations from special friends like you.

Our on-going renovation still needs $938,000.00 for the Main Chapel, library, kitchen, lobby and multi-purpose hall. These facilities are projected to serve up to 60 student Priests, plus the staff and occasional guests. We appeal to your loving generosity to help us raise this amount.

Join us in making an impact on our Church back home in the Philippines for generations to come, through the solid and intensive formation of our Priests in Rome…

Those who cannot make it to the Masses, or wish to help some more, may kindly click here to donate.

 


AUGUST 11-12, 2018
ST.PETER THE APOSTLE PARISH
179 Baldwin Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054
tel. 973-334-2090

 


AUGUST 18-19, 2018
ASSUMPTION PARISH
91 Maple Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
tel. 973-539-2141