St. Julia Parish: Putting Our Faith into Action for Local and Global Families
Want to make a real, tangible difference in the lives of your neighbors, near and far?
St. Julia parish offers opportunities for you to ‘put your faith into action’ through our continual involvement in two non-profit organizations: our local Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and our global partner, NPH USA who we will again collaborate with in May, to support children and families who are food insecure, in financial need or other assistance. Watch the following videos (click on blue links) to learn about why volunteers choose to take action together to transform lives of their neighbors near and far:
SVdP Food Pantry
Learn How You Can Contribute: Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Lincoln /Weston MA
SUPPORT Our Brothers & Sisters: Nuestro Pequeños Hermanos (NPH)
NPH USA: Ross Egge Shares His Experience in Honduras
Dear St. Julia Family!
Thank you for your generous support of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) over the years – it has truly been awesome! The mission of NPH (‘our little brothers and sisters’) is to transform the lives of vulnerable children in nine countries in Latin American and the Caribbean by supporting the homes, health services and educational programs of NPH. Last year, we supported almost 7,000 children both living in our homes and in the community. NPH began in 1954 by Father William Wasson in Mexico, who welcomed over 32 orphaned children into his home the first year. Over time, his model to love, educate and nurture orphaned, and vulnerable children grew to what it is today.
I want to share a recent story of a young boy Modesto, who joined the home in Mexico in 2015, because his family lacked resources to take care of him. When Modesto arrived at NPH at 11 years old, he had never gone to school before, and his education was at the level of a 7-year-old. He started elementary school at NPH and was extremely frustrated being in a class with children younger than him. Time passed, and Modesto continued to advance in his classes. Thanks to his persistence, dedicated teachers and staff, Modesto was able to catch up in his studies and skip the 8th grade. He now studies in Cuernavaca at our technological high school. He now has a dream to be the first in his family to go to college. He grew up watching his family struggle with low paying jobs, which is why achieving a college degree and breaking the cycle that he grew up in is his new ambition. Modesto is grateful for NPH supporters because without you and NPH, basic education and college most likely would not have been an option.
Thank you for choosing to be a large part of the NPH family.
In faith and with gratitude,
Donor Relations Director- East Coast
If you have questions contact: Andrea Nahigian, 617-206-4943
St. Julia Parish’s Partnership with NPH USA
The partnership between NPH and St. Julia provides opportunities to offer tangible ways to help break the cycle of poverty for thousands of children. The impact of this connection between the parish and NPH USA will be felt for generations.
As a Church Partner, the parish commits to promoting NPH USA’s mission and finding Godparents for children in need. If you wish to become a Sponsor, please view the updated Sponsorship Wall located by the stairs in the Parish Center Hall, to select a child in need!
Through this partnership, our parish will have an opportunity to put our faith in action. All members of our parish can be involved by responding to the call to care for our brothers and sisters in need, and to put our social justice mission into action.