Leading up to the Feast of Pentecost, parishioners donated a sundry of goods to support the return of migrant workers in and around Louisburg, North Carolina, a small community around 40 miles away from the parish. As the migrants return to the fields and their camps, their living conditions leave much to be desired. Their needs are many. In light of this, parishioners have donated the following items for the second straight year: books, clothings, TVs, bicycles, household dishes, furniture, hot plates, microwave ovens, and beds and frames. After filling the 8x8x16 POD, these goods were delivered to Louisburg where they will be appropriate distributed by the parish’s ministry called Migrant Ministry and a committed volunteer from the parish in Louisburg, Our Lady of Rosary, named Mary Lou Illingworth.
The mission of Migrant Ministry is to serve our migrant brothers and sisters who labor in the fields and farms of North Carolina from May through October. St. Francis parish provides a hot dinner to seasonal farm workers and their families four times a year, and parishioners drive the migrant farm workers to Mass weekly seventeen weeks of the year at our Lady of the Rosary parish in Louisburg, NC.
The ministry could use more drivers to drive the migrant farm workers to liturgy. To sign up, go to http://www2.mysignup.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?datafile=migrant_drivers_2011
For additional information, please contact Gary Burnette at 846-8715 or Terrence McDonald at 538-4627.