St Catherine of Siena Christian Women & Ripon Knights of Columbus
All-U-Can Eat Breakfast With Pancakes made on the Pancake Wheel
January 28, 2018
8:30 am—12:00 pm
Parish Hall & Activity Center 218 Blossom Street—Ripon
Handicap Accessible & Public Welcome
Pancakes, French Toast, Breakfast Sausage, St. Catherine Eggs, Breakfast Potatoes, Plus much more
Saturday - Confessions at 3 pm prior to Mass
Sunday 8 am (BLM)
Sunday 10 am (BLM)
Weekday Mass 8 am (St Ann Chapel)
222 E Blossom St (BLM)
415 E Fond du Lac St (FDL)
St Ann Chapel 218 E Blossom St
Mon 8 - noon & 1:00-3:00
Tues 8 - noon
Wed 8 - noon & 1:00-3:00
Thurs 8 - noon
Fri 8 - noon
Advent Project ends January 6/7
The Diocese of Victoria, Texas (DOV) represents approximately 295,000 total population within the 10 counties that they serve. There are six deaneries in the Diocese of Victoria (DOV), thus, considered a very “rural” diocese with Victoria being the largest population center (63,000) followed by Bay City (less than 20,000). In addition to its 50 parishes and 17 missions, the DOV owns and operates the Presidio La Bahia in Goliad, Texas. The diocese sponsors 12 diocesan private and parochial elementary schools and 1 private and 2 parochial high schools(over 3000 youth). Hurricane Harvey impacted the DOV churches and schools with nearly fifty (50) insurance claims totaling, current, estimated losses of $6M to $8M (as of November 10, 2017). Although, insurance will cover a portion of the losses, the deductibles to be covered by the DOV is significant.
The effects of Hurricane Harvey on the parishes, schools and people of the DOV will linger for days and months. Damage is still being evaluated as parts of the diocese suffered from severe wind and rain and others were faced with floodwaters. Both had devastating affects on our communities.
As we continue to rebuild as a community united in Christ, we think about how Bishop Cahill reminded us throughout the storm to pray for protection through the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor. People instinctively reached out to help their brothers and sisters in need. Bishop Cahill shared, “In the midst of the darkest storm the sacrificial love of the human heart stood out as a bright light.” A few examples of this love included: a nursing home evacuated its residents to a Knights of Columbus Hall in Hallettsville to protect the vulnerable elderly; St. Joseph High School offered their gym as a refuge and shelter for those in the path of the storm; and Holy Family Wharton opened their doors to provide a safe shelter for many affected by the flood. Bishop Cahill made initial visits to diocesan facilities in the Victoria area as early as Monday, Aug 28 and reached out to the priests in the diocese to understand the needs of their communities.
NEEDS: Financial consideration to support further Humanitarian and Infrastructure efforts for the safety and well-being of children and families in need. These include, but are not limited to, incremental orders for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul House in a Box® program as the initial order of 20 is currently scheduled to be depleted by 12/1/17.
Information provided by Tony Martinez, CFO Diocese of Victoria TX
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