Bread For the World Sunday Followup

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, St. Ignatius parishioners took time out of their routines to support lifesaving programs funded by our government to end hunger and poverty in the United States and famine-stricken countries abroad by taking part in letter-writing sessions following each Mass.

Our parishioners gathered in Ignatian Hall to write letters and send e-mails to our representatives in Congress urging them to protect and increase funding towards safety net programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, and WIC; and, international development assistance programs. We were able to collect 73 written letters and we sent 234 personal emails. In addition to our advocacy, St. Ignatius directly supported hunger related initiatives thr ough this week’s Poor Box Collection, which was reserved for Bread for the World. Contributions were made in the amount of $250. Thank you for this support!

Our advocacy and direct service activities to end hunger and poverty continue throughout the year. On Tuesday, June 11, St. Ignatius will be participating in the Bread for the World Lobby Day, in which Christians from across the country gather in Washington, D.C. to meet with representatives in Congress to further pressure them to work towards ending hunger. If you are interested in participating, fill out this Google form . This is a great opportunity for parishioners of all ages to see how we, in our faith, can make a real difference in our society. Transportation will be provided! Contact Candra Healy, Justice & Peace Committee Chair, at for more information.

More opportunities to engage in this work are also listed on the Justice & Peace Hunger and Poverty and Loaves and Fishes pages on the St. Ignatius website. We thank you all!