Friday, March 27, 2020

COVID-19 crisis: what happens to the Share Lent campaign?

As we face the COVID-19 pandemic, Development and Peace joins our prayers for health and grace and reminds us that this crisis will compound the hardships of many sisters and brothers in the Global South.

Share Lent 2020 campaign going virtual

Every year, our kindly parishioners, like thousands across Canada, work hard to bring Development and Peace’s Share Lent campaign to life and to raise the money it needs to help millions around the world. Development and Peace is eternally grateful for their efforts.

This year, however, following public health authorities’ advice, Development and Peace has decided to cancel or postpone all in-person Share Lent meetings and events across Canada.

Although we cannot congregate, we need one another’s support more than ever. Communities of the Global South, too, need even more help now. Development and Peace is therefore working on a virtual Share Lent 2020 campaign. Soon, they will make resources available to let us experience the spiritual renewal of Lent online and to show solidarity with those who need it most.

Your support is vital

With church closures impacting parish collections, Development and Peace is accepting donations by mail, over the phone and online. Please spread the word and urge family and friends to donate.

Happy are those who consider the poor; the Lord delivers them in the day of trouble.
The Lord protects them and keeps them alive….
The Lord sustains them on their sickbed; in their illness you heal all their infirmities.
 (Psalm 41:1-3)

Send a cheque to:

Development and Peace.
1425 Rene-Levesque Blvd. West, 3rd floor
Montreal (Quebec) H3G 1T7

or call:

1-888 664-3387 to donate

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