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The members of our three small rural parishes have been busily working raising funds, collecting clothing and supplies to aid in the sheltering of refugees fleeing the wars in Iraq, Syria, and other places around the globe where religious persecution is running rampant. These initiatives I am please to say have not come to fruition by my hand or suggestion, but have been initiatives started and sustained by parishioners in the wake of seeing news stories such as this one. There are numerous organizations who are willing to transport these goods to countries where they are most needed... all they need is the support and efforts of people of good will to join with them in reaching out to those in need.

So if three small parishes in a tucked away corner of Québec can do their part to aid these unfortunate souls who've been stripped of even the essentials of life by living in war torn regions of the world, are you willing to step up and search for ways that you or your religious community can do the same? It's often said in churches that 'many hands make light work'. Encourage your clergy and fellow parishioners to join in and discover ways to meet the needs of our brothers and sisters around the globe. Doing so is little more than obeying the Gospel command to love our neighbour, especially those most in need.

Fr. Tim 

(proud pastor of the Catholic Parishes of the Upper Pontiac)

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