During the month of July, the parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) held a raffle fundraiser to fund the attendance of delegates for the 2019 World Youth Day (WYD) scheduled for January in Panama
Due to the event being held in the month of January and not the usual July–August holiday period, it was difficult to recruit persons from the parish or its cluster to attend as a result of school and work commitments.
All monies raised by the parish for the 2019 World Youth Day will be donated to other parishes who wish to send representatives to this event but are unable to cover the entire cost. Parishes include Holy Cross, Santa Cruz and Mary Immaculate Queen of the Universe, Bourg Mulatresse.
Lead Fundraiser Co-ordinator Lucia Bartholomew, for the parish’s attendance at WYD 2019, wishes to thank Lee Ann Quan Chan, President of YOU.SER.VE (the Young Adult Ministry of the parish), and all parishioners who generously contributed towards monthly sales and made monetary contributions towards the raffle fundraiser.
When asked if the parish intends to continue fundraisers towards World Youth Day, Bartholomew commented, “Yes we intend to continue sales for the next World Youth Day with the hope of sending a contingency of 10 plus persons.” – Sarah Dwarika, parishioner
First prize winner, Angela Alves
Second prize winner, Donna Wayow Bernard
Third prize winner, Christian Mohammed