Youth raising funds in support of development and peace
BRAS D’OR — Youth from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bras d’Or will soon be out in the community collecting donations for THINKfast, a 25-hour education and fundraising fast where youth can learn more about global issues and help those in the third world countries to build a better life.
The funds support the work of Development and Peace’s partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
program, March 12 and 13, includes interactive activities and games on justice and faith, prayers and liturgies and multimedia presentations.
“THINKfast is more than just a fast,” said Sharon Voutier, faith formation person with St. Joseph’s. “Along with teaching youth how to fast, the program will also touch on various topics such as sustainable agriculture and how food is produced. It is a set program that focuses on education.”
To register call 736-9633.
St. Joseph’s Church office manager Helen Krilow and Sharon Voutier, faith formation, work on plans for THINKfast, a 25-hour education and fundraising fast for youth in the community to be held at Bras d’Or Hall in March. The program will end with a celebration meal.