Second Annual Golf Tournament
The Emiliani Project will be hosting its second annual charity golf tournament on Monday October 17, at The Crossings Golf Course in Carlsbad. The event promises to be a memorable day with prizes, silent auction and magnificent views of the ocean and surrounding hills. Golfers of all skill levels are invited, and we encourage groups of two or four. Lunch will be provided with each round of play, and the day will conclude with a dinner and a short program about The Emiliani Project. We are already receiving sponsorship offers from community businesses: if your business would like to participate through sponsorship or offering something for the Silent Auction, please Contact Us. Be part of a great day on the course, and part of the work we are doing to change the lives of orphaned and abandoned children here in the U.S. and abroad. You can register for the event and sign up to be a corporate sponsor on our Tournament Webpage.
Volunteers needed!! Please consider giving some of your time on the day of our golf tournament, to assist with registrations and the post-golf presentation where we will award prizes and give a short presentation about the impact we are having in our work.
August Colombia Mission Trip Update
This past August we had 12 volunteers join us in travelling to the homes in Medellin, Colombia. In each instance, we were inspired by the example and witness of these volunteers, as they served the kids in the home, and/or pitched in to help with construction on the home which is currently underway. Our volunteers also received richly in return – as they time they spent offering their time and talent to join us in our work was deeply meaningful.
Recently Pope Francis canonized St. Teresa of Kolkata, the foundress of the Missionaries of Charity. Her name-saint is St. Teresa the Little Flower who wrote in her reflections that “she would spend her heaven doing good on earth”. These two great women of prayer and charity encourage us in our work – and we invite you to consider one of our upcoming Mission trips. Our next mission trip is in Spring 2017, and we invite you to consider joining us on one of those adventures of the heart.
2016 Mission Cooperative Update
The Emiliani Project team travelled across the United States this past Summer, speaking at parishes and raising awareness of our mission and our work. This year, we were invited to speak at parishes in Florida, Texas, California and Hawaii. In these speaking engagements, we have the opportunity to speak to many people in formal settings, giving testimony about what inspired the work of The Emiliani Project, and the various ways in which we invite people to join us in our work. We were blessed by the priests and religious that hosted us, by the prayers of those who listened to us, by the generosity of many new benefactors, and had many inquiries about our mission trips. 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.