Refugee sponsorship initiative, Diocese of St. Catharines. As of January 29th:
- 14 parishes in the diocese (one of them St. Kevin parish, Welland) are committed to sponsoring Syrian refugee families;
- 21 families are being sponsored by the parishes;
- 6 parishes are taking preliminary steps toward sponsorship commitments;
- 7 Syrian families are expected to arrive in the diocese in the coming weeks and months.
Thanks to generous volunteers, donors and benefactors. The diocese can provide financial and other assistance to parish communities that have the willingness but may not have the financial means to sponsor a refugee family.
( Source: http://www.saintcd.com/ )