Hurricane Ida Recovery Update (Friday Night)
Today was a good day thanks to our friends from a variety of parishes. Fr. Jamin and Fr. Paul appreciate the love and support of many of our priest friends and their communities! Here is a run-down of some of their generosity:
1. Fr. Scott Thomas, Fr. Mark Schoffner, and his parishioners sent valuable supplies such as tarps from St. Mary Basilica in Natchez, Mississippi. You are too kind to us!
2. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish in St. Amant and Father Joe Vu sent provisions from their Full of Grace Cafe to help us supply our supply store. The canned goods and other provisions help replenish dwindling supplies.
3. Friends from St. Anne in Napoleonville, Assumption in Plattenville, and St. Philomena in Labadieville were instrumental in delivering these supplies along with their own. Thank you to Jennifer Giambrone, Darla Landry, Bee Jay Giambrone, and Melissa Rivere.
4. Billy Francioni from St. Jude and Joe Perry from St. George, two men in our diaconate formation program for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, brought the real deal Subway sandwiches to help us become sandwich artists for the day and to distribute meals. They also brought other supplies while en route.
5. Speaking of St. George, we’ve received a shipment from them too! Thanks to Chuck Thomas, David St. Romain, Steven Shannon, Zane Powell, Jack Thomas, Matt Contini, Gina Contini, and Stevie Guillory for their contributions – everything from water, to food, to shoes for a family who lost everything.
6. Catholic Charities also brought used Lamar Advertising signs that make better tarps for roofs!
7. Baton Rouge seminarians from Notre Dame Seminary canvassed the parish boundaries to visit several parishioners and check up on them. Special thanks to Aeli Poydras, Josh Zelden, Joseph Bresowar, and Huy Tran.
Our “supply store” will be open from 8:00AM until 4:00PM everyday until we run out of supplies. Starting Saturday, 04 September 2021, we’ll have hot meals at noon everyday until we run out. More to come here!
Days are long and hot, but we’ll get through it with help from our neighbors and dear friends! Reach out if you need; we’re here to help!
~Fr. Jamin