Development and Peace

Development and Peace

On Sunday, March 17, there will be a special collection in all of our parishes in support of Development and Peace. We are encouraged during Lent to engage in alms-giving and this organization is a worthy recipient of our support.

Development and Peace is the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada. For over 40 years, Development and Peace has supported agricultural and educational programs as well as community action in developing countries. They have also advocated for peace and human rights.

Each year, Development and Peace runs a fund-raising campaign entitled Share Lent. The stated purpose of this campaign is threefold:

  1. To educate Canadians about international development;
  2. To raise funds;
  3. To renew the spirit of Lent.

Share Lent 2013 celebrates the inherent dignity of all human beings.  The theme of Share Lent 2013 is Human Dignity More Than Ever.

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