June 25 2020
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. John’s,
In the week of July 6 many of us will receive a financial assistance of $300 from the Government of Canada. All who are eligible for the monthly OAS payment will see this one-time grant in their bank account. In many cases, this is a much needed help for you to cover your extra expenses during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Some parishioners have expressed a wish to pass all or part of this gift on to others in greater need than themselves. While there’s no obligation or expectation, if you are able you might consider these various suggestions to redirect this one time gift.
PWRDF has set aside $200,000 for Covid-19 responses and offers several options:
If you prefer to stay local:
There are several ways of transmitting your gift:
“May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbour.”
The St. John’s PWRDF Group.