Mission Cooperative Complete
As many of you may know, The Emiliani Project was officially registered to participate in the 2014 Missionary Cooperative in both the Diocese of San Diego and the Diocese of Orange. This year, our volunteers visited six parishes in three dioceses and spoke to thousands of faithful. These speaking engagements were instrumental in raising awareness for the Emiliani Project, being able to spread the word about our mission, and most importantly, enabled us to personally meet many of you in your home parishes. These parishes and parishioners generously donated to the Emiliani Project, and many allowed us to sell our coffee after mass. Thank you to all who donated through the mission cooperative!
We are expanding our efforts and making preparations now to reach even more parishes next year, in more parts of the country. Please pray that we may receive invitations from other dioceses, so we can continue to get our message out to people like you.
December Mission Trip Update
In December the Emiliani Project will be leading a group of volunteers to travel to the children’s home in Colombia, as part of the pillar of our mission to help people engage in works of charity in the service of the poor. If you are interested in travelling with us to Medellin, please ensure your name is added to the list of those interested in making the trip. Additionally, we recently sent out helpful information packets for those interested, which answer many of the questions volunteers have when making such a trip.
This trip is expected to be offer rich memories and experiences, including a planned Christmas party for the children December 6th, and for those that will be in Medellin December 8th, you will be able to see the festival of lights which occurs in that city in honor of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Emiliani Project provides full orientation for the trip, and will have staff members present during the entire time you are there. No skills are required and you don’t have to speak Spanish. You will have the opportunity to work on the construction site, teach classes for the children, help the administrators with operations of the home, or simply spend time with these great kids.
For more information, contact Chuck Navarrete at: [email protected] or (760) 470-0425.
Holiday Gift Ideas / Fall Craft Fairs
As the holidays approach, the Emiliani Project will for the first time be offering a range of gift baskets featuring our Emiliani Project Coffees, the proceeds of which will go to helping build the new home in Colombia. We will be sending out an appeal in the coming weeks for volunteers with craft-making skills to help us put together the baskets, and please keep us in mind as you consider gifts for friends, colleagues and loved ones.
You can find The Emiliani Project booths at the following local fairs this fall, selling our coffee, gift baskets and giving away free samples. A list of more fairs will be posted to Facebook soon.
October 26: Dia De Los Muertos Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside
November 1st and 2nd: Vista Annual Christmas Bazaar, St. Francis Parish
November 15: Nutcracker Market (San Diego Ballet), Liberty Station Point Loma
For more information contact us at [email protected].