Monday, May 31, 2010

Church helping parish in Panama

From Newark-

Christ Episcopal Church will host "Saving Santiago," a fundraising event with a Latino flair, at 6 p.m. on June 12.

Proceeds will benefit the parish of Santiago and other building projects in the country of Panama.

The evening is open to the public, but advance registration is required. The event will be catered by renowned Dover restaurant, Sabor Latino, and dance music will be provided by local disc jockey La Rockola.

Christ Church recently launched a companion relationship with the Diocese of Panama, with the goal of assisting the Central American diocese with the completion of several building projects and supporting their ministry to the poor. The parishioners of Christ Church in Newton have pledged to provide financial support to build a new church in Santiago, to repair a leaking roof on the church of San Jose, and to provide ongoing support for several other parishes in the poverty-stricken rural areas of Panama.

The church of Santiago floods regularly and has fallen into disrepair as a result, a statement from Christ Church said. So far, more than $38,000 has been raised by the parishioners of Christ Church towards the Saving Santiago project.

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