As Lent Begins

Deacon Moynihan speaks to Providence College Accounting and Finance students on the importance of solidarity and subsidiarity in service and the need for business-minded Volunteers at Louverture Cleary School.

While schools in Haiti break this week for Carnaval, THP President, Volunteers and staff are hard at work spreading the good work about the Project in preparation for the building of a second school in the next three to five years. Last night, Providence College welcomed Deacon Moynihan to speak to students in the business school on the great need for business-minded Volunteers at LCS.

Today, thanks to the generosity of former THP board member Msgr. William McCaffrey, St. Margaret Parish in Rumford, RI is in their ninth year of dedicating their Ash Wednesday collection to The Haitian Project. Deacon Moynihan assisted and preached at today's Masses.

I think it's exceptionally important to remember that the requirement for Almsgiving is not satisfied by our regular giving from our earnings or by buying free trade coffee. It requires participation in the widow's might.

Therefore, Almsgiving requires making a sacrifice and giving what is gleaned from that sacrifice to someone who is in great need. For example, one might give up going to the movies for 40 days, and give the money not spent from that to The Haitian Project or another charity helping the marginalized.

-Deacon Patrick Moynihan, President of THP & Head of LCS