Catholic Action – Day of Caring
I want thank all the Division Brothers that where able to help the people of Belmar. It was an Extraordinary day of Caring! As usual there will be many stories told from the day. A special thanks to Jeff O’Brien, Ron Byer, Ron’s Son Christian and his buddy, The ever talented Alex (Piper/Lumberjack) Burke. I am sure there were reports of a Man in a kilt with a chain saw reported yesterday in Belmar! It was great to see the smile on the faces of those we were able to help. Thank you to the NJ State Board. Thank you to our Monmouth County Brother Kevin Weldon ( Heart and Soul of Division 32, God Bless) Brothers yesterday we lived the MOTTO ( Friendship, Unity & Christian Charity) I was truly one of my proudest moments as a Hibernian. Well Done Brothers!
After Belmar, Alex Burke, State Treasurer Sean Hughes, and I drove up to Division 2- Middletown, to drop off our check for Project Paul. We meet with Jack Sullivan and witnessed the great Charity of The Louisiana AOH State Board, who delivered a truck load of supplies including food and cleaning goods. This was a thank gift from the The Louisiana State board for the assistance that was given to them after Katrina. Several trucks from people western Pennsylvania also dropped off goods. Thanks to all of them and Jack Sullivan and Division 2, Project Paul is on the rebound! Please keep Fr Cahill and his staff in your prayers.
I ask that you remember those whom have suffered and those whom will continue to suffer during this difficult time. I also ask that you keep in your prayers all those who have volunteered to help those in need.
I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. As Catholic Action Chairman for the State Board I am asking that this Thanksgiving before supper you say the pray below.
We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body. For we who live are constantly being given up to death for the sake of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
2 Corinthians 4:8-11