To offer sacred space for the spiritual needs and places of worship in our remote mission communities, we will build or repair 68 churches and church buildings across Canada in 2008.
We will also assist 52 of our home missions meet their operating costs.
"Oil companies will no longer deliver oil to the Church unless we rebuild the floor that supports the furnace and oil tank."
Father Michael Murray, S.J., Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Thunder Bay, Ontario
BY FATHER RHEAL FOREST
People in the Bloodvein mission, in the Archdiocese of St. Boniface in Manitoba, are used to the cold and poverty. But that doesn't mean that things cannot be made better for the parishioners. The Bloodvein mission church needs a big face-lift.