Lenten Appeal

The Lenten Season calls us to fast, to pray and to give alms so that we become more like Christ. As Lent leads us to Easter, we are reminded that signs of hope and new life always abound and surround us.

As the Season of Lent approaches, we recall that Jesus, like Moses and Elijah, fasted for 40 days making that number important. In Belize this year, the number 40 has an additional significance: the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth just celebrated 40 years of ministering to the needs of the people of that country.

When the first Sister went to Belize to work in a parish, an immediate need was the training of lay ministers. The legacy of this initial venture continued over the years. Maggie Cooper, SCN, introduced and coordinated the “Loyola Institute of Ministry Extension” program in Belize, training lay persons as leaders in the local Church. Currently she serves as a religious education Consultant to the Diocese of Belize. Sister Barbara Flores, SCN, serves as the president of the Catholic School system in Belize.

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence

While the Sisters are presently engaged in a variety of ministries, not all their positions are funded by the diocese or the organization in which they serve. For this reason, they depend upon your kindness and generosity so that their good works may continue and thrive.

Will you consider a gift to support the Sisters in Belize?

Through your generous donations, you are partners, daily working with the Sisters as they serve in the Diocesan Offices, parish ministry, pastoral care, social work, nursing, and in ministry to the elderly and children with disabilities.

Yes, the Lenten Season calls us to fast, to pray and to give alms so that we become more like Christ. Then, as Lent leads us to Easter, we are reminded that signs of hope and new life always abound and surround us. You are indeed one of those signs and your faithful generosity is an expression of love.

Our deep thanks is a prayer that the Risen Christ will be for you a sign of hope and new life in the days ahead.