Tragedy in India
Father Joseph’s home diocese of Chinglput is an eighteen-year-old and financially unsound diocese with 107 parishes. Out of these, 82 parishes are financially dependent on and being supported by the diocese. Approximately 175 diocesan & religious priests are serving the diocese.
Many poor people were severely affected during the first phase of COVID -19. Many have lost their jobs due to the lockdown imposed and many began to starve in a few days. The poor people expected assistance from the diocese. In spite of their financial constraints, they helped their people by means of the financial support and food materials with the support of local & foreign funds.
The unprecedented second wave of the virus has brought a very disastrous situation to the diocese. The number of infected are increasing day by day and medical treatment has become a huge burden to the diocese.
Parishioners of Our Lady of the Snow are endeavoring to raise funds to help alleviate some of the suffering in Father Joseph’s home diocese. If it is within your heart and means to help, you can make out a check to “Our Lady of the Snow” (please put “Donate to Chinglput” in the memo field) and drop it off at the rectory or mail it to:
Our Lady of the Snow
175 Blue Point Avenue
Blue Point, NY 11715
Or to make a secure online donation using PayPal or a credit or debit card, Click here to donate to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Chingleput.