An Evening with Our Lady

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An Evening of Introduction to Our Lady

Virgen de Caacupe of Paraguay

A Special English/Spanish Mass being held on

Tuesday Dec. 9th 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church.

Join us after Mass for some Paraguayan Empanadas.

Celebrant: Fr. Sean Wenger

Special guests in attendance will be the Ambassador of Paraguay,

Mr. Manuel Schaerer and his Embassy Staff.

Join us after Mass for some Paraguayan goodies.

December 8 is a national holiday in Paraguay and thousands of faithful make pilgrimage to the city of Caacupé which is 50 kilometers east of Asuncion, capital of the Republic to venerate the miraculous image of the Virgen de Caacupe.

 

A Children of Paraguay Initiative

 

7th Annual Fundraiser! Nov. 2nd 2013

Saturday, Nov. 9th 2013, 7-10pm.
Dovercourt Recreation Centre
(411 Dovercourt Ave).
$10 – tickets

Make Rosa’s dream a reality!
Help open a medical and dental clinic for the children of Limpio, Paraguay.

– Live Dance & Performances
– Silent Auction
– Toonies Toss
– Food & Refreshments for sale

Tickets available at:
– Companions of the Cross office (199 Bayswater Ave.)
– La Cabaña Restaurant (848 Merivale Rd)
– Salem Storehouse (1558 Merivale Rd Ottawa)
– Dovercourt Recreation Centre (411 Dovercourt Ave).
** Buy tickets online
at Dovercourt (www.draregister.com), #89075

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Click ‘Join’ to let us know you are coming in our Facebook event

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Donations are welcome; please make cheques payable to: Companions of the Cross. Please write “Children of Paraguay” on the bottom left corner of the cheque.

* Donate Online: To donate to Children of Paraguay online, please click on the box below and fill in the fields as indicated. Please choose ‘Children of Paraguay Fund’ in the Fund/Designation drop down menu is the second selection after “General”.
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Children of Paraguay is under the auspices of the Companions of the Cross, an order of Catholic Priests (Society of Apostolic Life) in the Catholic Church. A receipt for income tax purposes will be forwarded for all donations. (Charity Number 118871441RR0001).

Fundraising Walk! Sept. 14 2013

Dear Friends,
With all my heart, I thank you for your contributions to our recent Fundraising Walk in support of the Children of Paraguay (Sept 2013). Your overwhelming kindness is truly a sign that our efforts to open the medical clinic for the children of Limpio, Paraguay are vital.

Please see About Us for an update on on this ongoing initiative.

Again, I thank you for your kindness, your help, and your support.

In gratitude,

Rosa Frias

Fundraiser a great success!

We want to thank EVERYONE who volunteered, supported, participated, and donated during our 6th annual fundraiser. Special thanks to our MC of the evening: Adrian Harewood, co-host of CBC News Ottawa.

We are so grateful and happy to announce that this years fundraiser raised $9750.00!

This will make an incredible difference! Thank you so much!!

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Donations are always welcome!

* Donate Online: To donate to Children of Paraguay online, please click the link below and fill in the fields as indicated. Please choose ‘Children of Paraguay Fund’ in the Fund/Designation drop down menu is the second selection after “General”.
https://www.canadahelps.org/DonationDetails.aspx?cookieCheck=true

* Donate by Cheque: Please make cheques payable to: Companion of the Cross. Please write “Paraguay Poor” on the bottom left corner of the cheque. (Cheques can be mailed to: 199 Bayswater Avenue, Ottawa, ON  K1Y 2G5)

Children of Paraguay is under the auspices of the Companions of the Cross, an order of Catholic Priests (Society of Apostolic Life) in the Catholic Church. A receipt for income tax purposes will be forwarded for all donations. (Charity Number 118871441RR0001).

6th Annual Fundraiser!

Nov. 10th 2012, 7-10pm.
Dovercourt Recreation Centre (411 Dovercourt Ave).
$10 – tickets

Help us build a medical and dental clinic for the children of Limpio, Paraguay!

– Live Dance & Performances
– Silent Auction
– Toonies Toss
– Food & Refreshments for sale

 

Tickets available at:
– Companions of the Cross office (199 Bayswater Ave.)
– La Cabaña Restaurant (848 Merivale Rd)
– Salem Storehouse (1558 Merivale Rd Ottawa)
– Dovercourt Recreation Centre (411 Dovercourt Ave).
** Buy tickets online
at Dovercourt (www.draregister.com), #80064

‘Like’ our new Official Facebook Page
Click ‘Join’ to let us know you are coming in our Facebook event

—————————————————————————————————-

Donations are welcome; please make cheques payable to: Companion of the Cross. Please write “Paraguay Poor” on the bottom left corner of the cheque.

* Donate Online: To donate to Children of Paraguay online, please click the link below and fill in the fields as indicated. Please choose ‘Children of Paraguay Fund’ in the Fund/Designation drop down menu is the second selection after “General”.
https://www.canadahelps.org/DonationDetails.aspx?cookieCheck=true

Children of Paraguay is under the auspices of the Companions of the Cross, an order of Catholic Priests (Society of Apostolic Life) in the Catholic Church. A receipt for income tax purposes will be forwarded for all donations. (Charity Number 118871441RR0001).

Fundraiser A Wonderful Success

Children of Paraguay would like to send out a grateful thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Fundraiser at Dovercourt over the weekend. We raised $5,175, which brings us to $28,175 of our $60,000 goal for our multi-usage community center. 

The entertainment from the various dancers, representing different cultures in the world was well worth the price of admission alone, never mind the glorious food which was offered!

Dovercourt Fundraiser 2011

Building A Clinic, Building a Community

by Shannon Kalyniak

In August, a team of five missionaries travelled to San Pedro,Paraguay with Children of Paraguay (Founded by Rosa Frias, CC Lay Associate). Rosa is raising funds to build a medical/dental clinic in a poor area outside of the capital city of Asunción. Together with a Paraguayan association, they are building a multi-purpose community site – providing free medical/dental services, a building for education, a soccer field, playground, and a ‘quincho’ (covered BBQ picnic area)….read the rest here.

How Poorly We Love

During our mission in Paraguay, I realized once again how rich we are. In this far away country, we were able to love the poor, out of our riches. Our 40 soccer balls were very popular, as well as our hundred plus rosaries. With those gifts to share, I would say that our mission was one to “Play and Pray”! We were able to love the poor by giving them “stuff”. But being in contact with the poor in comparison with us, and sharing part of their life and their faith, I realized that our biggest richness is for some of them, the only thing they have: to know Jesus.

I realized that I am poor myself in that regard. How poorly do I sometimes know, love, and serve Jesus? So because of that, I feel now like praying in the same way we started every day while leaving for our mission. This prayer is my favorite: the Angelus. It reveals to us the mystery of the Incarnation of God, when Jesus Christ, the Word, was made flesh. Amazing! God humbled himself in sharing our humanity, our poverty, our sufferings, even our death. Jesus Christ conquered sin and death so that through his Holy Cross and Resurrection, we can have life in abundance.

So please join us by being united in prayer and mission with my new Paraguayan friends.

Let us pray:

The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary…
Behold the handmaid of the Lord. Let it be done to me according to your Word. Hail Mary…
And the Word was made flesh. And dwelt among us. Hail Mary… Amen.

– Fr. David Bergeron